Franz Liszt (22 October 1811 – 31 July 1886) was a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, 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. In these years, 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.
= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 1-25 of 368 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix B-]1674||10-in.||10/9/1902||Hungarian rhapsody||Alexander Heindl||Cello solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix A-]1674||7-in.||10/9/1902||Hungarian rhapsody||Alexander Heindl||Cello solo||composer|
|Victor||[Pre-matrix C-]31083||12-in.||either 1901 or 1902||Hungarian rhapsodie No. 2||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-255-A||12-in.||6/14/1905||Rhapsodie Hongroise no. 2 in C-sharp minor||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-255-B||12-in.||6/14/1905||Rhapsodie hongroise no. 2||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-255||10-in.||8/17/1903||Second Hungarian rhapsody||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-255||12-in.||8/12/1903||Second Hungarian rhapsody||Sousa's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||B-911||10-in.||1/14/1904||Hungarian rhapsody no. 2||Alexander Heindl||Cello solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||A-911||7-in.||1/14/1904||Hungarian rhapsody no. 2||Alexander Heindl||Cello solo, with piano||composer|
|Victor||C-4564||12-in.||6/5/1907||Rhapsodie XII||Frank La Forge||Piano solo||composer|
|Victor||C-6409||12-in.||9/15/1908||Hungarian rhapsody, no. 2||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-6415||12-in.||9/16/1908||Hungarian rhapsody , no. 2||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-8246||12-in.||9/21/1909||Hungarian rhapsody no. 9 : Finale||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-8293||12-in.||10/11/1909||Die Lorelei||Louise Homer ; Victor Orchestra||Contralto vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-9763||12-in.||1/5/1911||Hungarian rhapsody no. 12||Arthur Pryor's Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||CE-10491||12-in.||3/23/1925||Liebestraum||Frank La Forge||Piano solo||composer|
|Victor||C-10491||12-in.||5/23/1911||Liebestraum no. 3||Frank La Forge||Piano solo||composer|
|Victor||C-10574||12-in.||6/21/1911||Liebestraum no. 3||Victor Herbert's Orchestra||Orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-11202||12-in.||11/7/1911||Paraphrase de concert||Vladimir de Pachmann||Piano solo||arranger|
|Victor||C-11205||12-in.||11/8/1911||Mazurka brillante in A major||Vladimir de Pachmann||Piano solo||composer|
|Victor||C-11430||12-in.||1/4/1912||Die Lorelei||Agnes Kimball||Soprano vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||B-12452||10-in.||10/2/1912||Vivace from Hungarian fantasia||Frank La Forge||Piano solo, with orchestra||composer|
|Victor||C-14157||12-in.||12/9/1913||Hungarian rhapsody, no. 2||Vessella's Italian Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-14158||12-in.||12/9/1913||Hungarian rhapsody, no. 2||Vessella's Italian Band||Band||composer|
|Victor||C-14711||12-in.||4/15/1914||Die Lorelei||Christine Miller||Female vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Liszt, Franz," accessed December 10, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102432.
Liszt, Franz. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 10, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102432.
"Liszt, Franz." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 10 December 2023.
DAHR Persistent Identifier
Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license
Send the Editors a message about this record.