Liszt wrote hundreds of works in the Romantic style for solo piano. He also notably made piano transcriptions of large symphonic works, which made them more accessible to the public, piano concerts being more common than orchestral ones. Although he wrote a number of suites on nationalist styles and themes, certainly the most familiar are the Hungarian Rhapsodies; Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, for example, has appeared in dozens of films and television programs, including seven episodes of Tiny Toon Adventures and three of Animaniacs.
His symphonic poems are fine examples of Romanticism as it appeared in the late 19th century. The 13 single-movement works established the genre of "program music," in which music is used to illustrate ideas from literature, art, and mythology.
He was inspired by the virtuosity of performers like Niccolo Paganini, and Friederic Chopin. Liszt tried to outdo their virtuosity, creating his own distinct performing style.
Paganini also inspired his piano etude "La campanella," where he used fragments of his Violin Concerto No. 2 in b minor
Franz Liszt's birth name is Ferenc Liszt.
Yes, he had many siblings including Kayla..he was old and creepy and had 2 affairs with married women..BAD BOY!
Liszt looked up to performers such as Niccolo Paganini and Frederic Chopin.
Liszt mounted productions of new operas by Berlioz, Verdi, and Schumann. He helped Berlioz and Wagner in their careers, conducting the first performance of Wagner's opera Lohengrin.
Liszt wrote more music for piano than any other instrument, however, he wrote a number of songs (for voice and piano), and syphonic pieces - his symphonic poems, for example - which were scored for full orchestra.
I don't think he wrote chamber music for other instruments - string quartet, piano trio, etc.
I have bought Liszts unrestored from $200 for an oak studio model to $900 for a pipe-top. Restored (to better than new, the kind of work I do) they fetch from $2900 to $3600. But I'm a highly-regarded restorer, and the country's foremost M&H organ expert.
Liszt composed prolifically, and a portion of his music is specific in it's inspiration and homage to his native land, Hungary. But much of Liszt's music is no more or less nationalistic than anyone else's.
I wouldn't call myself an expert, but I suspect if you can nail down his enormous output to one "most famous" piece, and original composition rather than adaptation of somebody else's music, it's probably the 2nd Hungarian Rhapsody in C sharp minor S244 No. 2. It's a tune that's been used quite a lot in pop culture - think of Looney Tunes cartoons, and I know it was used in Who Framed Roger Rabbit in the Dueling Piano scene (as played by Daffy and Donald Duck).
After that, perhaps the Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S514. The Mazeppa Transcendental Etude S139 No. 4 (also used in his orchestral symphonic poem No. 6) I would imagine is a better known tune as well. And finally, there's S525 Totentanz, in both an orchestra/piano and solo piano version.
Franz Liszt was most known for having exceptional skills as a pianist. He was very well known in Europe during his time in the nineteenth century. He was said to be the most technically advanced pianist for his age.
the romantic time period
Liszt wrote 2 symphonies, Dante Symphony and Faust Symphony.
In the latter years of the Classical Era and into the Romantic Era.
Franz Liszt had three children by his mistress Countess Marie d'Agoult, who left her husband to live with Liszt. One of these children, Cosima, later left her own husband, who was a conductor, to live with composer Wagner.
Answer: He composed 1,300 by the end of his life. He wrote 400 original pieces and 900 arrangements of other composers' pieces.
Liszt would be considered a virtuoso performer due to his advanced performance technique at the time - he also had quite a bit of flair. Many of his concerts featured piano reductions of orchestral symphonies, bringing the enjoyement of the musical works to the public.