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"Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens." - Maria von Trapp

Franz Liszt

If you would open any biography of Franz Liszt, you would probably mostly read about his disquiet life as a piano virtuoso, his passionate love life, and the return to his catholic roots at the end of his life. Although all of this might be true, it only scratches the surface of his comprehensive musical personality. Liszt was a pianist, conductor, teacher and organiser, but above all he was a composer of a voluminous, capricious body of work. Even though his piano works formed his core business, he gave rise to the symphonic poem, got rid of the organ's stuffy appearance, and reinvigorated the oratorio. Moreover, with his piano transciptions of Bach's organ works and Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique, he was an advocate of both old and new music.
Together with his son-in-law Richard Wagner, he was in the forefront of the Romantic movement and anticipated the musical revolutions of the early 20th century with his new composition techniques.  

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Franz Liszt
Liszt Piano Works
Emmanuel Despax
Franz Liszt
Transcendental Etudes S. 139
Kirill Gerstein
Robert Schumann, Oliver Knussen, Franz Liszt
Kirill Gerstein plays Liszt, Schumann and Knussen
Kirill Gerstein
Franz Liszt
La Leggierezza
Yang Yang Cai
Franz Liszt
Der du von dem Himmel bist
Konstantin Krimmel & Daniel Heide
Franz Liszt
Liszt
Corbin Beisner
Ferruccio Busoni, Franz Liszt
Plays Busoni and Liszt
Pietro Scarpini
Various composers
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Ilker Arcayürek | Fiona Pollak
Various composers
Alles Walzer, einmal anders
Dora Deliyska
Franz Schubert, Franz Liszt
The Innermost Side - Unfold
Camiel Boomsma
Various composers
Auf Flügeln des Gesanges - Romantic songs and transcriptions
Cyprien Katsaris | Christoph Prégardien
Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt
Beethoven & Liszt
Tamar Beraia
Various composers
The Unreleased Recitals at The Concertgebouw 1975 - 1976 - 1978 - 1979 - 1980
Emil Gilels
Franz Liszt
Liszt
Lucille Chung
Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt
Piano Works, Chopin & Liszt
Sophia Agranovich
Franz Liszt
Liszt Recital
Jean Muller
Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Liszt, Ferruccio Busoni
Odyssey
Frederic D' Oria-Nicolas
Schubert / Liszt
Frederic D' Oria-Nicolas
Various composers
Chaconne
Sofya Gulyak
Various composers
Budbærersken
Isa Gericke
Various composers
Romantic Piano
Antonio Pompa-Baldi
Various composers
Piano Works
Poom Prommachart
Ludwig van Beethoven, Claude Debussy, Franz Liszt
Liszt Debussy Beethoven
Krassimira Jordan
Franz Liszt
Transcendental Etudes, S. 139 (complete)
Sebastian Di Bin
Franz Liszt
The Lieder Of Franz Liszt
Daniel Weeks
Franz Liszt
Songs Of Franz Liszt
Hein Jung
Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt
Duels
Simon Ghraichy
Various composers
Piano - 20th Century
Cathy Krier
Various composers
Oh! Quand je dors...
Ekaterina Gavrilova
Various composers
Five
James Rhodes
Various composers
Dutch Masters and their inspiration
The Stolz Quartet
Franz Liszt
Excerpts from Annees de pelerinage, deuxieme annee - Italie S161
Llyr Williams
Franz Liszt
Scarano, Daria
Robert Schumann, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt
Alexandra Dariescu plays Schumann, Liszt & Chopin
Alexandra Dariescu
Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt
Carnaval Op. 9, Intermezzi Op. 4 & Sonata in B Minor
Sophie Pacini
Various composers
Linkages - Piano music by Brahms, Wagner, Schönberg a.o.
Martin Tchiba
Various composers
James Rhodes Live in Brighton
James Rhodes
Franz Liszt
Années De Pèlerinage
Luisi, Gianluca
Franz Liszt
Homage To Liszt
Himy, Eric
Pictures at an Exhibition
Nobuyuki Tsujii
Piano concerto no. 2 & piano pieces
Nobuyuki Tsujii / Yutaka Sado
Claude Debussy, Modest Mussorgsky, Franz Liszt
Pictures at an Exhibition
Llŷr Williams
The Organ of Saint Sulpice, Paris
Joseph Nolan
Franz Liszt
Abroad
Rebecca Evans / Andrew Kennedy / Matthew Rose / Iain Burnside
Franz Liszt
Sonata
Olga Koszlova
Portraits II (Edition Ruhr Piano Festival Vol 15
D. Bashkirov; H. Schuch; D. Fray, C. Chamorel; S. Mauser; V. Kharin
Charles-Valentin Alkan, Franz Liszt, Sergei Prokofiev
Romantic Pieces For Piano
Igor Roma
Great Piano Transcriptions
Vladimir Leyetchkiss
Franz Liszt
Annees de Pelerinage, premiere annee (suisse)
Yoram Ish-Hurwitz
Franz Liszt
Annees de Pelerinage, Troisieme annee
Yoram Ish-Hurwitz
Franz Liszt
Annees de Pelerinage - Deuxieme Annee
Yoram Ish-Hurwitz
Liszt - Rheinberger
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Netherlands Chamber Choir
Franz Liszt
Piano Works Vol. 2
Alexei Orlowetsky
Opera 4 Hands Vol 2
Julian Reynolds / Peter Lockwood
Kiryll Kondrashin in Concert
Fliyer/moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Liszt : Piano Works
Alexei Orlowetsky