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Music 1010 Semester Project Alexis Sanders. Franz Liszt. Franz Liszt. Childhood. Born In Raiding, Hungary On October 22, 1811 Parents: Adam And Anna Liszt First Language: German Liszt’s Father Taught Him To Play The Piano At A Very Young Age. Early Career.

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  • Born In Raiding, Hungary On October 22, 1811

  • Parents: Adam And Anna Liszt

  • First Language: German

  • Liszt’s Father Taught Him To Play The Piano At A Very Young Age

Early career
Early Career

  • Started Composing At The Age Of Ten

  • He Performed Throughout Hungary

  • He Met Many Influential Musicians In His Performance Travels

  • Earned A Scholarship To Study Music

  • Was Taught By A Former Teacher of Beethoven

Early career continued
Early Career Continued

  • One Of His First Works Was A Variation On A Waltz By Diabelli

  • At Age Fourteen He Wrote An Opera Called Don Sanche

  • At One Point He Performed In Front Of Beethoven And George IV

Personal life
Personal Life

  • At Sixteen Liszt Became Sick

  • Liszt Father Also Became Ill Of Typhoid And Passed Away

  • Liszt No Longer Wanted To Be A Traveling Performer After His Father Passed

  • In Liszt’s Own Words: “A Musician In The Employ Of The Rich, Who Patronized Me And Paid Me Like An Itinerant Entertainer.”

Personal life continued
Personal Life Continued

  • Liszt Falls In Love With A Girl

  • The Girls Father Despises Liszt And Marries Her Off Into An Arranged Marriage

  • Tries To Pull Himself Together And Find A Fitting Religion For His Life But Never Fully Commits To One

French revolution
French Revolution

  • French Revolution Begins In 1830

  • Liszt Begins Composing Again

  • He Starts Being Known For His Compositions

  • Liszt Composes Étuded’exécutiontranscendanted’aprés Paganini

Post french revolution
Post French Revolution

  • At Age 22 Liszt Met 28 Year Old Marie

  • They Had Three Children: Blandine, Cosima, And Daniel

Marie and cosima
Marie and Cosima

Later years
Later Years

  • Liszt Begins To Travel

  • He Becomes Fairly Wealthy As He Gains Fame

  • Liszt Hires A Manager, Which Gives Him More Time To Do What He Wants

  • Liszt Becomes Known Less For His Music And More For His Rampant Love Life

Later years continued
Later Years Continued

  • Liszt Falls In Love With A Married Woman Named Carolyne

  • Carolyne Supports Liszt In His Musical Abilities

  • They Move To Weimar, Germany

  • Liszt Focuses On Music Again


  • Works Composed: Tasso, Lamento e Trionfo, and Les Préludesfor Orchestra

  • Many Of His Works Were Extremely Lengthy And Complex

  • Many Critics Misunderstood His Works

Final years
Final Years

  • Liszt Joined The Catholic Church

  • His Religion Influenced Some Of His Last Works

  • July 31, 1886 Liszt Passed Away At Age 75 In Germany From Pneumonia

  • In Total Liszt Composed Over 400 Works And Arranged over 900

About hungarian rhapsody no 2
About Hungarian Rhapsody No.2

  • One Movement In A Composition Of Nineteen

  • No.2 Is One Of The Most Well Known Movements

  • Composed In 1847, At The Time Solely For The Piano

  • Before His Passing He Composed One For The Piano, Piano Duet, And Orchestra

About hungarian rhapsody no 2 continued
About Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 Continued

  • In The 1900’s Liszt Work Began To Gain Popularity

  • This Song Can Be Heard In Several Cartoons:

  • The Opry House

  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit

  • A Day At The Races

  • And Many Other Cartoons


  • The Orchestral Version Is Extremely Complex

  • It Has Clearly Defined Sections That All Come To A Fairly Clean Ending Before Bridging Into The Next Section

  • There Are Multiple Sections With An Introduction And Ending

  • Typically The Slower Legato Sections Lead Into Faster Paced Staccato Movements

About liebestraum
About Liebestraum

  • Liebestraum Is The Third And Most Popular Movement Of Liebesträume

  • 1st Movement:“HoheLiebe”= High Love

  • 2nd Movement: “Gestorben War Ich”= I Was Dead

  • 3rd Movement: “Liebestraum”= Dream Of Love

About liebestraum continued
About Liebestraum Continued

  • It Is Based Off A Poem By Uhland And Freilgrath Called: “O lieb, solang du liebenkannst!”

  • The Most Well Known Form Is the Piano Form

  • It Is Known As One Of The Hardest Pieces Of Music To Play


  • Introduction: The form of the first thirty-four seconds is repeated twice. The Melody lies in the lower notes being played contrasted with the harmony of the treble clef with the same chords being repeated over and over. The texture remains pure throughout with just the piano playing a simple melody.

  • About The Middle: The form in this section is different from any of the others previously heard. The trill walks up and down the piano and keeps a very smooth sounding tone. The dynamic does change with the trill, as it goes up and down, so does the p and f.

  • Ending: The form does gain a harmony again played in the background of just repeating broken chords. The dynamic is extremely pp as it’s beginning to conclude the song. The melody is just simple chording again that eventually comes to a final resolution to end the song.

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