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Transcendental Étude No. 9 in A-flat major "Ricordanza” by Franz Liszt

Liszt began composing a collection of Transcendental Études in 1826 at the age of 15, but would revise and add additional pieces to the collection up until their final publication in 1852. Liszt had intended to complete a collection of 24 Études to match the 24 major and minor keys, but was only able to complete the 12 Études in the neutral and flat signatures.

The works were intended to technically demanding pieces for both performance and technical development. Liszt dedicated the completed work to Carl Czerny, an Austrian composer and pianist who was also the piano teacher of Liszt.

1 week, 2 days ago

Transcendental Étude No. 8 in C minor "Wilde Jagd” (Wild Hunt) by Franz Liszt

Liszt began composing a collection of Transcendental Études in 1826 at the age of 15, but would revise and add additional pieces to the collection up until their final publication in 1852. Liszt had intended to complete a collection of 24 Études to match the 24 major and minor keys, but was only able to complete the 12 Études in the neutral and flat signatures.

The works were intended to technically demanding pieces for both performance and technical development. Liszt dedicated the completed work to Carl Czerny, an Austrian composer and pianist who was also the piano teacher of Liszt.

2 weeks, 5 days ago

Transcendental Étude No. 7 in G minor "Eroica" by Franz Liszt

Liszt began composing a collection of Transcendental Études in 1826 at the age of 15, but would revise and add additional pieces to the collection up until their final publication in 1852. Liszt had intended to complete a collection of 24 Études to match the 24 major and minor keys, but was only able to complete the 12 Études in the neutral and flat signatures.

The works were intended to technically demanding pieces for both performance and technical development. Liszt dedicated the completed work to Carl Czerny, an Austrian composer and pianist who was also the piano teacher of Liszt.

4 weeks, 1 day ago

Transcendental Étude No. 6 in G minor "Vision" by Franz Liszt

Liszt began composing a collection of Transcendental Études in 1826 at the age of 15, but would revise and add additional pieces to the collection up until their final publication in 1852. Liszt had intended to complete a collection of 24 Études to match the 24 major and minor keys, but was only able to complete the 12 Études in the neutral and flat signatures.

The works were intended to technically demanding pieces for both performance and technical development. Liszt dedicated the completed work to Carl Czerny, an Austrian composer and pianist who was also the piano teacher of Liszt.

1 month, 1 week ago

Transcendental Étude No. 5 in B♭ major "Feux follets" (Wills o' the Wisp) by Franz Liszt

Liszt began composing a collection of Transcendental Études in 1826 at the age of 15, but would revise and add additional pieces to the collection up until their final publication in 1852. Liszt had intended to complete a collection of 24 Études to match the 24 major and minor keys, but was only able to complete the 12 Études in the neutral and flat signatures.

The works were intended to technically demanding pieces for both performance and technical development. Liszt dedicated the completed work to Carl Czerny, an Austrian composer and pianist who was also the piano teacher of Liszt.

1 month, 2 weeks ago

Transcendental Étude No. 4 in D minor, "Mazeppa" by Franz Liszt

Liszt began composing a collection of Transcendental Études in 1826 at the age of 15, but would revise and add additional pieces to the collection up until their final publication in 1852. Liszt had intended to complete a collection of 24 Études to match the 24 major and minor keys, but was only able to complete the 12 Études in the neutral and flat signatures.

The works were intended to technically demanding pieces for both performance and technical development. Liszt dedicated the completed work to Carl Czerny, an Austrian composer and pianist who was also the piano teacher of Liszt.

2 months ago

Transcendental Étude No. 3 in F major "Paysage" (Scenery) by Franz Liszt

Liszt began composing a collection of Transcendental Études in 1826 at the age of 15, but would revise and add additional pieces to the collection up until their final publication in 1852. Liszt had intended to complete a collection of 24 Études to match the 24 major and minor keys, but was only able to complete the 12 Études in the neutral and flat signatures.

The works were intended to technically demanding pieces for both performance and technical development. Liszt dedicated the completed work to Carl Czerny, an Austrian composer and pianist who was also the piano teacher of Liszt.

2 months, 1 week ago

Transcendental Étude No. 2 in A minor "Molto Vivace/Fusées" by Franz Liszt

Liszt began composing a collection of Transcendental Études in 1826 at the age of 15, but would revise and add additional pieces to the collection up until their final publication in 1852. Liszt had intended to complete a collection of 24 Études to match the 24 major and minor keys, but was only able to complete the 12 Études in the neutral and flat signatures.

The works were intended to technically demanding pieces for both performance and technical development. Liszt dedicated the completed work to Carl Czerny, an Austrian composer and pianist who was also the piano teacher of Liszt.

2 months, 2 weeks ago

Transcendental Étude No. 1 in C "Preludio" by Franz Liszt

Liszt began composing a collection of Transcendental Études in 1826 at the age of 15, but would revise and add additional pieces to the collection up until their final publication in 1852. Liszt had intended to complete a collection of 24 Études to match the 24 major and minor keys, but was only able to complete the 12 Études in the neutral and flat signatures.

The works were intended to technically demanding pieces for both performance and technical development. Liszt dedicated the completed work to Carl Czerny, an Austrian composer and pianist who was also the piano teacher of Liszt.

3 months ago

Mazeppa, S. 100ii by Franz Liszt

Liszt completed this symphonic poem for orchestra in 1854, with the premiere performance being given in April the same year at the Theatre in Weimar. The work is based on the Ukranian folk hero ‘Mazeppa’ as described in the 1819 poem Ivan Mazepa by Lord Byron. Liszt revised this work multiple times as well as adapting the work for solo piano.

3 months, 2 weeks ago

Malédiction (Curse), S. 121 by Franz Liszt

Liszt completed this work for piano and strings in 1840. Little was given by the composer about the theme or narrative foundation of the work, however Liszt did indicate on the score that the work should express “pride, mockery, tears-anguish-dreams”.

3 months, 3 weeks ago

Faust Symphony, S. 108 by Franz Liszt

Liszt completed an initial version of his Faust symphony in 1854, however revised the work to be longer and include additional choral sections in 1857. The premiere of the final work took place in September 1857 in Weimar with Liszt conducting.

The work is based on the play ‘Faust’ by German playwright, scientists and statesman Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Liszt was hesitant to compose his own musical adaptation of the work as other composers such as Berlioz and Schumann had premiered their own version of the work to considerable success. Liszt was finally convinced to compose this symphony after consultations with English philosopher George Henry Lewes about the importance of Goethe in the development of civilisation.

The work is comprised of three movements:
I. Faust
II. Gretchen
III. Mephistopheles

4 months ago

Symphonic poem No. 5, Prometheus, S. 99 by Franz Liszt

Liszt completed this orchestral work in 1850, however he revised the work in 1855 when it officially became part of this symphonic poem cycle. The premiere performance for the original work was in 1850 at the Herder Festival in August. The work is based on the interpretation of the Grecian legend of Prometheus by the German philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder.

The revised version in the symphonic poem format was first performed in October of 1855. The original version of Prometheus with the choral accompaniment was not particularly popular with contemporary audiences. The revised symphonic poem had a better reception and become a popular orchestral performance piece.

4 months ago

Dante Symphony, S. 109 by Franz Liszt

Liszt completed this choral symphony in 1857, with the premiere performance being given in November the same year in Dresden. The work is based on the longform poem “Dante’s Divine Comedy” by Italian poet Dante Alighieri. The poem is bound into three distinct sections, Inferno, Purgatorio and Parardiso, representing Hell, Purgatory and Heaven respectively.
The symphony by Liszt is in two movements, Inferno and Purgatorio. There is no separate section for Paradiso, however elements of this part of the poem are incorporated into the second movement, Purgatorio.

The two movements are comprised of the following sections:
Inferno:
I. The Gates of Hell
II. The Vestibule and First Circle of Hell
III. The Second Circle of Hell
IV. The Seventh Circle of Hell
V. Recapitulation
VI. Coda

Purgatorio:
I. Ante-Purgatory
II. The Seven Cornices of Mount Purgatory
III. The Earthly Paradise
IV. Magnificant

4 months, 1 week ago

Étude No. 3 in G♯ minor, S. 141 by Franz Liszt

Liszt completed a group of six etudes with the title ‘Grandes études de Paganini’ (Major studies of Paganini) in 1838, and revised the collection in 1851 to be less technically demanding. The etudes are based on compositions of Italian violinist Niccolò Paganini. Both collections were published in dedication to Clara Schumann.

4 months, 2 weeks ago

Fantasy on Motifs from Beethoven’s Ruins of Athens, S. 122 by Franz Liszt

Liszt completed his fantasy on themes from the “Ruins of Athens” incidental music by Beethoven in 1852. The original work from Beethoven was completed in 1811, the same year Liszt was born. Liszt wrote three adaptions of the original Beethoven work, one for solo piano, one for dual pianos and one for piano and orchestra.

4 months, 2 weeks ago

Polonaise brillante, S. 367 (arr. Polacca brillante in E major by Carl Weber) by Franz Liszt

Liszt completed his adaptation of the solo piano work ‘Polacca brillante in E major’ by Carl Weber in 1851. Liszt dedicated his orchestral adaption of the work to German piano virtuoso Adolf von Henselt.

4 months, 3 weeks ago

Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Melodies (Hungarian Fantasy), S. 123 by Franz Liszt

Liszt completed this work in 1852, with the premiere performance being given in the city of Pest (later part of Budapest) in June of 1853. The work is an orchestral adaptation of the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 14 which was originally for solo piano. The popularity of the Hungarian Rhapsodies was so significant that even though Liszt indicated he had not planned to adapt the works to orchestra, he would do so for this particular rhapsody.

4 months, 3 weeks ago

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S. 125 by Franz Liszt

Liszt completed this the first version of this concerto in 1840, with the premiere performance of the first draft being given in January 1857 in Weimar. Liszt would revise the work numerous times after this, with the final version being completed in 1861. Liszt dedicated the work to his student Hans von Bronsart, who was the soloist at the premiere of the first draft in 1857.

The work is in one movement, however there are six discrete sections within the concerto:
I. Adagio sostenuoto assai
II. Allegro agitato assai
III. Allegro moderato
IV. Allegro decision
V. Marziale un poco meno allegro
VI. Allegro animato

4 months, 4 weeks ago

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E♭ major, S.124 by Franz Liszt

Liszt completed this concerto in 1849, however evidence suggests composition began over 20 years prior. The premiere performance was given in February of 1855 in Weimar, with Liszt as soloist and fellow composer Hector Berlioz conducting.

The work is comprised of four movements:
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Quasi adagio
III. Allegretto vivace – Allegro animato
IV. Allegro marziale animato

5 months ago

Transcendental Étude No. 10 in F minor, "Appassionata” by Franz Liszt

Liszt began composing a set of 12 Transcendental Etudes for piano approximately in 1826, with the complete set first being published in 1852. The set was essentially musical exercises for piano, however after some revision the works were adapted for performance.

5 months ago

Danse Macabre, S.555 by Camille Saint-Saëns (arr. Franz Liszt)

Liszt adapted the original 1874 composition by Saint-Saëns in1875 to a work for solo piano. The work includes the signature technical difficulty and brilliance of Liszt compositions.

5 months, 1 week ago

Liebesträume (Liebestraum), S.541/R.211, No. 3 by Franz Liszt

Liszt published his collection of three piano works titled Liebesträume in 1850. The works are based on the poems of Ludwig Uhland and Ferdinand Freiligrath. The three songs in the collection are each meant to visualised a different form of love.

5 months, 1 week ago

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor, S.244/2 by Franz Liszt (arr. Karl Müller Berghaus)

Liszt completed a set of 19 piano pieces based on Hungarian folk themes between the years 1846 and 1885. The piano pieces are noted for their technical difficulty.
Due to the popularity of the works, some have been adapted for orchestra.

5 months, 2 weeks ago

Three Concert Études, S.144, No. 3 ‘Un sospiro’ by Franz Liszt

Hungarian composer Franz Liszt completed his three concert etudes in 1849 for both technical development and for concert performance. The Italian names ascribed to the three separate etudes was likely not given by Liszt himself.

5 months, 4 weeks ago

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Taken from the 2012 album 'Live At The Royal Albert Hall' - https://www.allmusic.com/album/live-at-the-royal-albert-hall-mw0002385230

1 year, 9 months ago

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Chopin was born Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin in the Duchy of Warsaw and grew up in Warsaw, which in 1815 became part of Congress Poland. A child prodigy, he completed his musical education and composed his earlier works in Warsaw before leaving Poland at the age of 20, less than a month before the outbreak of the November 1830 Uprising.

In Warsaw, the November 1830 Uprising broke out, and Woyciechowski returned to Poland to enlist. Chopin, now alone in Vienna, was nostalgic for his homeland, and wrote to a friend, "I curse the moment of my departure." When in September 1831 he learned, while travelling from Vienna to Paris, that the uprising had been crushed, he expressed his anguish in the pages of his private journal: "Oh God! ... You are there, and yet you do not take vengeance!"Jachimecki ascribes to these events the composer's maturing "into an inspired national bard who intuited the past, present and future of his native Poland."

1 year, 10 months ago

STAR WARS und Franz Liszt?! Das geht auf alle Fälle! Eine typische musikalische Franz Liszt Parodie.

STAR WARS and Franz Liszt?? That's absolutely possible! This here is a typical Franz Liszt parody.

Have a little fun! ;)))))))

Viel Spaß mit dem "Imperial March" mal in guter, alter Franz-Liszt-Klavier-Manier.

Volker H.

3 years, 6 months ago

Zum 200sten Geburtstag des Komponisten Franz Liszt! Na, schon wieder eine Klavierparodie, diesmal auch eine auf die Titelmusik zu STAR TREK - TOS!! Die "Enterprise" Fantasie!!

Viel Spaß damit,
Volker H.

3 years, 6 months ago

Wieder mal eine Klavierparodie auf Franz Liszt, der im Jahre 2011 den 200. Geburtstag feierte.
Hier wurde das bekannte Musikthema aus der US-Filmserie "Tammy, das Mädchen vom Hausboot" verwendet und "verarbeitet". Das Stück heißt hier u.a. auch "Der Tanz auf dem Hausboot".
Herrlich spleenig - wie immer.

Übrigens - die Musik ist improvisiert!!

Viel Spaß beim Hören,
Volker H.

3 years, 6 months ago

[A little piano parody to Franz Liszt]

Eine Klavierparodie zum 200. Geburtstag des Komponisten Franz Liszt. Was haben die" Bezaubernde Jeannie" und Franz Liszt gemeinsam?! Na, den Zauber - die Magie natürlich!! Jeannie mit Zwinker-Zauberkunststücken und Franz Liszt mit seiner Musik, mit der er Menschen von Anfang an "verzauberte" und noch heute "verzaubert"!
Man sollte das Stück mit einem "jeannieschen" Augenzwinkern betrachten! XD

Viel Spaß mit diesem äußerst spleenigen Machwerk aus dem Hause
Volker L. H.

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3 years, 6 months ago