Franz Liszt, the Great Composer, Conductor and Virtuoso of the Romantic Period

Born today in Hungary, in 1811, Franz Liszt showed extraordinary talent at an early age. Spotted as a virtuoso of the next generation, his performance was approved and appreciated by none other than Beethoven. Both a composer and a conductor, Franz Liszt gained immense fame and wealth with his charm and music genius as a professional virtuoso.

Always grateful to Beethoven, Liszt paid for the completion of the statue of Beethoven in Bonn. In the later days of his life, the Hungarian composer moved to Rome and became a staunch Catholic. Among his famous works are the Hungarian Rhapsodies, the Nocturne Liebesträum (Dreams of Love) and his Sonata in B minor. Liszt died in 1886.

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