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    Pianist Franz Liszt

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    Franz Liszt is said to be the most astounding piano virtuosos that existed during the Romantic era. This essay will discuss his achievements as a pianist as well as a composer. This essay will examine his life and will examine what influenced him at an early age. It will also look at his accomplishments as a pianist as well as a composer and examine how he became as well known as he is today. It will use his background to show what exactly influenced him to become a successful pianist and composer

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    Franz Liszt Biography

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    Franz Liszt was a Hungarian born composer. He was one of the best, and most respected pianist of his time. He was a very accomplished conductor, and one of the foremost educational instructors in history. In 1836, King Charles Halle described Franz Liszt as the following. "He is tall and very thin, his face very small and pale, his forehead remarkably high and beautiful; he wears his perfectly lank hair so long that it spreads over his shoulders, which looks very odd, for when he gets a bit excited

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    Franz Liszt Analysis

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    Ivo Padilla Music 7.1 Music #: 22 Franz Liszt Franz Liszt was born on October 22nd in Raiding, Hungary. Franz was a composer, pianist, conductor, teacher, and a Franciscan tertiary. Like many famous composers from the time, Franz was raised as a child prodigy. His father who was an amateur composer taught him at first. When he was nine, he appeared in several concerts, which in wealthy people would often want to sponsor Franz. Even though he went to these concerts, he had been composing dance

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    Franz Liszt- The Modern Pianist

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    Franz Liszt: The Modern Pianist Who exactly is Franz Liszt? He is called the Priest of the Piano, The Wizard of the Piano, the Great Technician, the Prophet, even a Freak of Nature! Yes, he could and did match every name stated but Liszt is nothing short of a genius and a musical giant among the many composers of the past! Among the many composers, none have come to the point of making a mark in every genre of music as Liszt accomplished. The question is: How exactly did Franz Liszt enhance the world

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    Franz Liszt Analysis

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    Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Franz Liszt, Hungarian piano virtuoso and composer. Among his, many notable compositions are his 12 symphonic poems, two (completed) piano concerti, several sacred choral works, and a great variety of solo piano pieces. Liszt’s father, Adam Liszt, was an official in the service of Prince Esterhazy, whose palace in Eisenstadt was frequented by many celebrated musicians. By the time, Franz was five years old; he was already attracted to the piano and was soon given lessons

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    Rhapsody No. 2 Analysis

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    No. 2 was a musical work written by Franz Liszt, which encompassed the composing styles of the romantic period. He took many of the stylistic attributes from the romantic period allowing his creativity to come into play within the piece of music. It is tuneful melody and takes the listener on a psychological progression making them almost feel as though they are part of a cartoon. (Leung) Franz Liszt created Hungarian Rhapsodies from 1839 to 1847. Liszt was very interested in the Hungarian

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    Chapter III

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    Liszt was a pianist who played a piece one time and then he “began to transpose simple passages into octaves and thirds, trills into sixths and to add phrases on his own until, in Brorodin’s words, what emerged ‘was not the same piece but an improvisation of it’” (Perenyi 205). Three of Franz Liszt’s most famous and important compositions are Un Sospiro, Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 and his absolute most famous composition named Sonata in B Major. Liszt’s music was inspired by Hungarian and gypsy music

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    Franz Liszt (1811-1886) was a cosmopolitan European composer and piano virtuoso of the Romantic era. Although it was his place of birth, Liszt spent most of his formative years away from Hungary, though he returned to his homeland many times over the course of his life. Liszt’s allegiance to Hungary can be found in many of his compositions through the Hungarian-Gypsy folk idiom verbunkos; however, most analyses of his “Hungarian” music are oversimplified and exoticist because of a nationalist perspective

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    based on the Dies irae. Franz Liszt was born during the midst of the Napoleonic wars, in 1811; however, the condition of his hometown of Raiding, Austria was one of peace rather than struggle during Liszt’s birth. Liszt was a very musical child, and his experiences during his childhood, such as those of gypsies who wandered to Raiding and shared their music, would always be an important influence to him. He was also influenced by other musicians that he met. Notably, Liszt met the violin virtuoso

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    Romantic Virtuosity

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    Berlioz by the earlier romantic poet Shakespeare; Liszt by the contemporary French romantic poet Lamartine and by various French romantic painters, and so on. Thus, an explosion of music by poetry, fiction, ph... ... middle of paper ... ... could deny that they were and are virtuosos. Bibliography: Bibliography "Music History 102: The Romantic Era" Internet Public Library http://www.ipl.org/exhibit/mushist/rom/index.htm#liszt "Paganini, Nicolo" Encyclopedia Encarta Reference

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