happy birthday franz

Today is the 200th birthday of Franz Liszt, the Hungarian composer, conductor, and teacher who was renowned throughout Europe in the nineteenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the greatest pianist of all time and was the object of fan mania and adulation comparable to what we would associate today with rock superstars.


Groove of the Day 

Listen to Arcadi Volodos performing Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor”


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