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Franz Liszt

Hungarian: Liszt Ferenc
Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Raiding (Doborjan), Burgenland, Austria (then Hungary)
Death: July 31, 1886 (74)
Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany (Pneumonia)
Place of Burial: Bayreuth, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Adam Liszt and Marie Anna Liszt
Husband of Maria Liszt
Father of Blandine-Rachel Ollivier; Cosima* Francesca Gaetana Liszt and Daniel Liszt

Occupation: Composer, virtuoso pianist and teacher.
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About Franz Liszt


Franz Liszt (Hungarian: Liszt Ferencz, in modern use Liszt Ferenc from 1859 to 1867 officially Franz Ritter von Liszt) (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a 19th century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist and teacher.

Liszt became renowned throughout Europe during the 19th century for his great skill as a performer. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age and perhaps the greatest pianist of all time. He was also an important and influential composer, a notable piano teacher, a conductor who contributed significantly to the modern development of the art, and a benefactor to other composers and performers, notably Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg and Alexander Borodin.

As a composer, Liszt was one of the most prominent representatives of the "Neudeutsche Schule" ("New German School"). He left behind an extensive and diverse body of work, in which he influenced his forward-looking contemporaries and anticipated some 20th-century ideas and trends. Some of his most notable 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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Franz Liszt's Timeline

October 22, 1811
Burgenland, Austria (then Hungary)
December 18, 1835
Age 24
Geneva, Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
December 24, 1837
Age 26
Bellagio, Como, Lombardy, Italy
May 9, 1839
Age 27
Rome, Lazio, Italy
July 31, 1886
Age 74
Bayreuth, Bavaria, Germany
Age 74
Bayreuth, Upper Franconia, Bavaria, Germany