Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt (1811–1886) was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher. As a composer, Liszt was one of the most prominent representatives of the "Neudeutsche Schule" ("New German School").

Liszt became renowned throughout Europe during the nineteenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age and perhaps the greatest pianist of all time. He was also a well-known composer, piano teacher, and conductor who contributed significantly to the modern development of the art. He was a benefactor to other composers, including Richard Wagner, Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg and Alexander Borodin.

He left behind an extensive and diverse body of work in which he influenced his forward-looking contemporaries and anticipated some 20th-century ideas and trends. Some of his most notable contributions were the invention of the symphonic poem, developing the concept of thematic transformation as part of his experiments in musical form and making radical departures in harmony.

Compositions by Franz Liszt appear on

Geoffrey Tozer in Concert: Takapuna 1996

Composer

Auckland Sinfonietta

Geoffrey Tozer in Concert: Osaka 1994

Composer

Recorded live in concert with the Osaka Symphony Orchestra.

Geoffrey Tozer in Concert: Hobart 1991

Composer

Solo piano recital.

Geoffrey Tozer in Concert: Auckland 1990

Composer

Recorded live in concert with the Auckland Symphonia directed by Vladimir Verbitsky, legendary Australian pianist Geoffrey Tozer performs Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a theme by Paganini, and Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2.

Hymne à l’amour

Composer

Hymne à l’amour is an exquisite collection of art songs sung by soprano Siobhan Stagg and accompanied by Amir Farid. The songs illustrate the frailty of the human condition through flirtation, deep love and heartbreaking truths.

Veiled Virtuosity

Composer

The debut solo CD of 2006 Australian National Piano Award winning pianist Amir Farid. Features the works of Liszt, Brahms, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Greenbaum, Vine and Maroufi.

Pictures at an Exhibition

Composer

A very special disc, featuring Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Liszt's 'Two Legends' and Debussy's less commonly played 'Masques', 'd'un cahier d'esquisses' as well as the well known 'L'isle joyeuse'.

Tensile Flame

Composer

Michael Kieran Harvey, piano. The first disc traces the influence of the Liszt B minor Sonata on three early 20th Century composers: Rachmaninov, Ravel and Skryabin. The second features contemporary music by Australian composer Carl Vine.

A Liszt Recital

Composer

Ian Holtham's acclaimed recital showcases works by the great, enigmatic, and quintessentially romantic pianist and composer, Franz Liszt. This album includes Holtham's masterful interpretation of Liszt's Sonata in B minor.

With Tenderness, With Fire

Composer

Ronald Farren-Price encores his hugely popular "Reflections" CD with this recital of music ranging from the sublime beauty of a Beethoven Adagio to the thundering splendour of Prokofiev's "Toccata".

Reflections

Composer

Internationally acclaimed pianist Ronald Farren-Price presents superb performances of some of the greatest music ever written for the piano.

Sydney Opera House Concert Hall Grand Organ

Composer

This CD contains historic recordings made during the inaugural recital series in 1979 when the organ was launched.

Kevin Kanisius Suherman plays Schimmel Konzert 280

Composer

Brilliant young pianist, Keven Suherman presents a truly awe-inspiring recital of Liszt, Beethoven and Schumann on the new Schimmel Konzert 280 piano.

Kevin Kanisius Suherman plays Schimmel Konzert 213

Composer

For over 120 years, Schimmel pianos have brought joy to the hearts of pianists and music enthusiasts alike. Young pianist Kevin Suherman plays a recital of well loved music to showcase the Schimmel Konzert 213 piano.

Hamilton

Composer

The Team of Pianists present a programme of excellent piano works for solo, duo and two pianos.