The aura and mystique of Franz Liszt
Perhaps for most people, the aura and mystique of Franz Liszt (1811-1886) materializes in his artistry as a young, passionate piano virtuoso; for others, it is embodied in the generous legacy of Liszt's teaching, which produced numerous disciples and strongly influenced piano ploying to this day. Then there is the later manifestation in the form of Abbe Liszt: the “worldly man” who shocked the musical world with his open devotion to God. Keep Reading.
“If I am not quite mistaken, the Church element, as well as the musical style of this work, Ii will be better understood and more spiritually felt after frequent performances .... I may in all conscientiousness affirm that I comp sed the work, from the first bar to the last, with the deepest ardor as a Catholic and the utmost care as a musician.” —Franz Liszt