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Franz Liszt 1811–1886
Franz Liszt 1811–1886

Author(s): Mária Eckhardt
Subject(s): Music
Published by: Society of the Hungarian Quarterly
Keywords: Franz Liszt

Summary/Abstract: Génie oblige—this was the motto chosen by Franz Liszt, the only Hungarian musician in the 19th century to be universally recognised as one of the greatest in the world. He certainly lived up to it, developing his mercurial talents as one of the outstanding pianists of his time, as a bold innovator in composition, as a conductor, an influential teacher and writer on music. A loyal son of Hungary, he was open to the world and absorbed all he valued in various European countries in an eventful life, making a generous and effective contribution to music wherever he went.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 202-203
  • Page Range: 3-12
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: English