Franz Liszt
(1811-1886)

Died aged c. 75

Franz Liszt (born Franz Joseph Liszt) (German pronunciation: [ˈfʁants ˈlɪst]; Hungarian: Liszt Ferencz, in modern usage Liszt Ferenc, pronounced [ˈlist ˈfɛrɛnt͡s]; October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a prolific 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, organist, philanthropist, author, nationalist and a Franciscan tertiary. Liszt gained renown in Europe during the early nineteenth century for his prodigious virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was claimed by some contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age. He was a friend, musical promoter and benefactor to many composers of his time, including Frédéric Chopin, Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg, Ole Bull and Alexander Borodin. As a composer, Liszt was one of the most prominent representatives of the New German School (Neudeutsche Schule); himself an avant-garde. He left behind an extensive and diverse body of work in which he influenced his forward-looking contemporaries and anticipated many 20th-century ideas and trends. Some of his most notable musical contributions were the invention of the symphonic poem, developing the concept of thematic transformation as part of his experiments in musical form, and making radical departures in harmony.

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Commemorated on 9 plaques

Photo of Franz Liszt and Niccolò Paganini blue plaque
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Photo of Franz Liszt blue plaque
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Photo of Theatre Royal, Liverpool and Franz Liszt blue plaque
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Photo of Franz Liszt stone plaque
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Photo of the Russian Band of Grand Duchess Helene and Franz Liszt blue plaque
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Photo of Franz Liszt blue plaque
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The Corn Exchange Exchange Street takes its name from the Corn Exchange developed here in 1828 and redeveloped in 1868. Musicians Niccolo Paganini and Franz Liszt both performed here in the 19th century.

Jarrold's, Exchange Street, Norwich, United Kingdom where he performed

The Manor Hotel as it is now known, was one of the first properties constructed on The Beacon in the early 1790's. It was initially known as The Beacon Hotel and is the oldest remaining hostelry in Exmouth. It was honoured by a visit from the composer and pianist Franz Liszt in 1840.

Manor Hotel, The Beacon, Exmouth, United Kingdom where he visited (1839)

Born Doborján, Hungary 22 October 1811 - Died Bayreuth, Germany 31 July 1886 Ferenc Liszt Prolific composer and virtuoso pianist; performed at the former Theatre Royal, nearby, 1 December 1840. Plaque erected to mark his bi-centenary Unveiled by H.E. The Ambassador of Hungary János Csák 22 October 2011

Liverpool Playhouse, Williamson Square, Liverpool, United Kingdom where he performed (1840)

Ferenc Liszt. Hungarian composer and pianist stayed in the house on this site in 1840 and 1841.

18 Great Marlborough Street, Soho, W1, London, United Kingdom where he was

Formally The London Hotel & Sidmouth Assembly Rooms The starting point for the London coach & from late 18th CT. scene of social gatherings in the town & in 1831 the Russian Band of Grand Duchess Helene played & on the 22nd August 1840 Franz Liszt gave a piano recital.

Fore Street, Sidmouth, United Kingdom where he played (1840)

Franz Liszt 1811-1886 Hungarian pianist and composer gave two recitals here on successive days in August 1840

Royal Clarence Hotel, Cathedral Yard, Exeter, United Kingdom where he was

Franz Liszt woonde op 29 April 1866 in deze Kerk De uitvoering bij van zijn "Graner Messe"

Franz Liszt played in this Church on April 29, 1866 for the performance of his "Graner Messe"

Waterlooplein 207, Amsterdam, Netherlands where he was (1866)

La Citta di Como Ricorda il soggiorno di Franz Liszt e Marie d'Agoult presso l'Albergo dell'Angelo in passato sito in questo luogo ove nacque il 24 Dicembre 1837 la figlia Cosima poi sposa di Richard Wagner

The City of Como recalls the stay of Franz Liszt and Marie d'Agoult at the Angel Hotel site in the past in this place where she was born December 24, 1837 the daughter Cosima then wife of Richard Wagner

BNL - Piazza Cavour, Como, Italy where he stayed (1837)

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Compositeur et pianiste hongrois visita Rennes et y donna un récital dans le grand salon de l'Hôtel de Ville le 31 décembre 1845

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Hungarian composer and pianist visited Rennes and gave a recital in the grand salon of the Town Hall on 31 December 1845

, Rennes, France where he played (1845)