Fran Liszt (1811-1886)
Famous Works Involving Orchestra
13 symphonic poems, 6 Hungarian rhapsodies, 2 piano concertos
- Liszt was a child prodigy, performing piano for many famous composers, including Beethoven. He was of the first musicians to present solo recitals.
- His compositions for piano are some of the most difficult ever to be written, as he imitated the virtuosic works of Violinist Niccolò Paganini.
- Liszt was deeply religious and nearly became a priest while in Rome!
Get to know Liszt in this video by Columbus Symphony Cellist Victor Firlie!
Upcoming Columbus Symphony Concerts Featuring Liszt’s Music