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Franz “The Man” Liszt

Hungarian composer Franz Liszt - not only was he a composer but he was also a virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, and Franciscan tertiary. A talented man indeed.

Franz Liszt, composer, c1880   Photographer: Paul Nadar, Paris

Franz Liszt, composer, Photographer: Paul Nadar, Paris People (Thanks, BSD.

Portrait of Franz Liszt (c. 1839) by Henri Lehmann (1814-1882) was a German-born French historical painter and portraitist (wikipedia)

Henri Lehmann Portrait of Franz Liszt 1839 oil on canvas 140 x 87 cm Musee Carnavalet, Paris

Lunch with the Composers is a great way to introduce your kids to classical music. The posts go up on Sunday afternoon - each week there is a new piece of music and information about the composer with a video link included.

Lunch with the Composers is a great way to introduce kids to classical music. The posts go up on Sunday afternoon - each week there is a new piece of music and information about the composer with a video link included.

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886) was a major figure in 19th-century music, an innovator in the way he combined a fierce and unquenchable creative fire with a fully developed connoisseur's appreciation of both the music of contemporary composers and of giant figures from the past.

Franz Liszt was a major figure in music, an innovator in the way he combined creative fire with a fully developed appreciation of both the music of contemporary composers and the great musical figures from the past.

Johannes Brahms

Weve had Johannes Brahms on here before, but we really cant stress the the hotness of this Romantic composer. Did we mention that he played piano in brothels to make ends meet? Submitted by Carl Rhodes of the artist

Franz Liszt;  he and Chopin were both friends and rivals, often composing in competition with each other!  We lucked out with those two...

Franz Liszt will always be one of my favourite Romantic artists. To play and to listen to.

Erik Satie (1866 - 1925) was a French composer who ranks  among the oddest figures in late 19th C./early 20th C. music. He preferred to be called ‘gymnopedist’ or ‘phonometrograph’ rather than ‘composer’, and his pieces - often whimsically titled bagatelles for piano - have a hypnotic and addictive effect on the listener. They sound simple but are actually hard to perform properly.

Eric Satie - French composer and pianist. Satie was a colourful figure in the early century Parisian avant-garde.

American conposer Samuel Barber (1910-1981). Some of his best-known works include the operas "Vanessa" and "Antony and Cleopatra," the "Adagio for Strings," "The School for Scandal" overture, and the "Medea" ballet.

American conposer Samuel Barber Some of his best-known works include the operas "Vanessa" and "Antony and Cleopatra," the "Adagio for Strings," "The School for Scandal" overture, and the "Medea" ballet.

French composer Jules Massenet

Explore the best Jules Massenet quotes here at OpenQuotes. Quotations, aphorisms and citations by Jules Massenet

Long before Beatlemania, mid-nineteenth-century European audiences went wild for Franz Liszt, the Hungarian pianist/composer with shoulder-length hair. Women fought over his broken piano strings and collected his coffee dregs in glass vials. One woman retrieved Liszt’s discarded cigar stump from a gutter and encased it in a diamond-studded locket monogrammed “F.L.” To describe this phenomenon, German poet Heinrich Heine coined the term “Lisztomania.”

Franz Liszt and Frederic Chopin’s friendship Part 1

Bela Siki, piano: Liszt: Grande Étude de Paganini No. 5 in E ('La Chasse')

Bela Siki, piano: Liszt: Grande Étude de Paganini No. 5 in E ('La Chasse')

Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) Photo taken in 1909

T he era into which Alexander Nikolayevich Scriabin lived was rife with waves of political discontent, social unrest, and rapid industrial c.

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