Franz Liszt

Died aged c. 75

Franz Liszt (22 October 1811 – 31 July 1886) was a Hungarian composer, pianist and teacher of the Romantic period. With a diverse body of work spanning more than six decades, he is considered to be one of the most prolific and influential composers of his era and remains one of the most popular composers in modern concert piano repertoire. Liszt first gained renown during the early nineteenth century for his virtuoso skill as a pianist. Regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time, he toured Europe during the 1830s and 1840s, often playing for charity. During this period in his life, Liszt developed a reputation for his powerful performances as well as his physical attractiveness. In what has now been dubbed "Lisztomania", he rose to a degree of stardom and popularity among the public not experienced by the virtuosos who preceded him. Whereas earlier performers mostly served the upper class, Liszt attracted a more general audience. During this period and into his later life, Liszt was a friend, musical promoter and benefactor to many composers of his time, including Frédéric Chopin, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg, Ole Bull, Joachim Raff, Mikhail Glinka, and Alexander Borodin. Liszt was one of the most prominent representatives of the New German School (German: Neudeutsche Schule). He left behind an extensive and diverse body of work that influenced his forward-looking contemporaries and anticipated 20th-century ideas and trends. Among Liszt's musical contributions were the symphonic poem, developing thematic transformation as part of his experiments in musical form, and radical innovations in harmony. Liszt has also been regarded as a forefather of Impressionism in music, with his Années de pèlerinage, often regarded as his masterwork, featuring many impressionistic qualities. In a radical departure from his earlier compositional styles, many of Liszt’s later works also feature experiments in atonality, foreshadowing the serialist movement of the 20th century.

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Commemorated on 10 plaques

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 they 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 they visited (1840)

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 they 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 they 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 they 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 they was

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

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

Waterlooplein 207, Amsterdam, Netherlands where they 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

English translation: 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 they 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

English translation: 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 they played (1845)

A leghűségesebb barát, Augusz Antal gyakran látta vendégül e házban Liszt Ferenc zeneköltöt

English translation: The most loyal friend Antal Augusz often hosted Ferenc Liszt's music store in this house [AWS Translate]

Úri utca 43, Budapest, Hungary where they was