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Franz Liszt

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.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 22, 1811 (Raiding), Died July 31, 1886 (Bayreuth)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1901 - 1946

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, arranger

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 372 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]1674 7-in. 10/9/1902 Hungarian rhapsody Alexander Heindl Cello solo composer  
Victor [Pre-matrix B-]1674 10-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 12-in. 8/12/1903 Second Hungarian rhapsody Sousa's Band Band composer  
Victor B-255 10-in. 8/17/1903 Second Hungarian rhapsody 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 A-911 7-in. 1/14/1904 Hungarian rhapsody no. 2 Alexander Heindl Cello solo, with piano composer  
Victor B-911 10-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 C-10491 12-in. 5/23/1911 Liebestraum no. 3 Frank La Forge Piano solo composer  
Victor CE-10491 12-in. 3/23/1925 Liebestraum 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  
(Results 1-25 of 372 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Liszt, Franz," accessed May 26, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102432.

Liszt, Franz. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 26, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102432.

"Liszt, Franz." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 26 May 2024.

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