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Franz Liszt

Composer & Pianist Franz Liszt

Profession: Composer & Pianist


Biography: Composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era.

Liszt was one of the most prominent representatives of the "Neudeutsche Schule" or the New German School in German music.

Born: October 22, 1811
Birthplace: Raiding, Hungary
Star Sign: Libra

Died: July 31, 1886 (aged 74)
Cause of Death: Heart disease

Historical Events

  • 1822-12-01 Franz Liszt, aged 11, debuts as a pianist in Vienna
  • 1825-10-17 1st opera by Franz Liszt, "Don Sanche" premieres in Paris
  • 1854-02-16 Franz Liszt's symphony "Orpheus" premieres
  • 1854-04-16 Franz Liszt's symphonic poem "Mazeppa" premieres at the Court Theatre in Weimar
  • 1855-10-18 Franz Liszt's symphonic poem "Prometheus" premieres
  • 1857-12-29 Franz Liszt's symphonic poem "Die Hunnenschlacht" premieres in Weimar