Classical Music Online: Liszt

Franz Liszt
  1. Au bord d'une source Franz Liszt 4:58
  2. Liebestraum, Ab Major Franz Liszt 4:43
  3. Mephisto Waltz No.1 Franz Liszt 10:44
  4. Piano Concerto No. 1, mvt. 1 and_2 Franz Liszt 10:37
  5. Piano Concerto No. 1, mvt. 3 and 4 Franz Liszt 8:38
  6. Second Hungarian Rhapsody Franz Liszt 13:06
  7. Soirees de Vienne S427 Franz Liszt 7:27
  8. Totentanz Franz Liszt 15:30
  9. Un Sospiro Etude, Db Major Franz Liszt 6:01

Franz Liszt (22 October 1811 – 31 July 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 a friend, musical promoter and benefactor to many composers of his time, including Frédéric Chopin, Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Robert Schumann, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg, Ole Bull, Joachim Raff, Mikhail Glinka, and Alexander Borodin.

As a composer, Liszt was one of the most prominent representatives of the New German School (Neudeutsche Schule). 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.