Franz Liszt

Born: Hungary 22 Oct 181. Death: 31 July 1886

Interesting facts

  1. Liszt invented the term "symphonic poem" for orchestral works that did not follow traditional forms and were based generally on a literary or pictorial idea.
  2. He had a "stormy relationship" with the already married Countess Marie d'Agoult. They lived in Switzerland and Italy with three children.
  3. His god-parents were Franciscus Zambothy and Julianna Szalay.

Composition 1

http://youtu.be/z36aWM3jYT8


  • Hungarian Rhapsody 2
  • Made for piano
  • This is the second in a set of 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies all composed from Liszt

Composition 2

http://youtu.be/KpOtuoHL45Y


  • Liebesträume
  • "Love dream"
  • Liebesträume is a set of 3 solo piano works published in 1850.
  • These three pieces were often referred to incorrectly as a singular piece

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/gperf/education/liszt.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebestr%C3%A4ume