Fran Liszt (1811-1886)



Famous Works Involving Orchestra

13 symphonic poems, 6 Hungarian rhapsodies, 2 piano concertos

Fun Facts

  • 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

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