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Maksim Mrvica plays Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 live at the Roundhouse London. Find more on his blog, Twitter, YouTube, and website.

Franz Liszt

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About the composer…

Franz Liszt, born in 1811, was a Hungarian composer and pianist who made significant contributions to classical music. His life and musical career were marked by innovation and virtuosity, earning him the reputation as one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. Liszt’s early years were spent studying music with his father and eventually moving to Vienna to study composition with renowned musicians of the time. He then embarked on a successful career as a piano virtuoso, captivating audiences with his extraordinary talent and showmanship. Liszt’s compositions spanned various genres, including symphonic poems, piano concertos, and operatic transcriptions. His works were characterized by their technical complexity, expressive melodies, and innovative use of harmony and form. Notable compositions include “Liebestraum,” “Hungarian Rhapsodies,” and “Les Préludes.” Franz Liszt’s contributions to classical music continue to inspire and influence musicians to this day.

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