Obituary Condolences Frank J. Litz, 82, of Rotterdam, passed away at home on Tuesday, February 3,with his loving family at his side.
At age six, Franz began listening attentively to his father's piano playing. Adam began teaching him the piano at age seven, and Franz began composing in an elementary manner when he was eight. He appeared in concerts at Sopron and Pressburg Hungarian: Pozsony, present-day BratislavaSlovakia in October and November at age 9.
After the concerts, a group of wealthy sponsors offered to finance Franz's musical education in Vienna. There Liszt received piano lessons from Carl Frank litzwho in his own youth had been a student of Beethoven and Hummel. He also received lessons in composition from Ferdinando Paer and Antonio Salieriwho was then the music director of the Viennese court.
He was greeted in Austrian and Hungarian aristocratic circles and also met Frank litz and Schubert. Adam Liszt therefore took his leave of the Prince's services. At the end of Aprilthe family returned to Hungary for the last time. At the end of Maythe family went to Vienna again. Towards the end of or earlyLiszt's first composition to be published, his Variation on a Waltz by Diabelli now S.
This anthology, commissioned by Anton Diabelliincludes 50 variations on his waltz by 50 different composers Part IIPart I being taken up by Beethoven's 33 variations on the same theme, which are now separately better known simply as his Diabelli VariationsOp. Liszt's inclusion in the Diabelli project—he was described in it as "an 11 year old boy, born in Hungary"—was almost certainly at the instigation of Czerny, his teacher and also a participant.
Liszt was the only child composer in the anthology. Adolescence in Paris[ edit ] After his father's death inLiszt moved to Paris; for the next five years he was to live with his mother in a small apartment.
He gave up touring. To earn money, Liszt gave lessons in piano playing and composition, often from early morning until late at night. His students were scattered across the city and he often had to cover long distances.
Because of this, he kept uncertain hours and also took up smoking and drinking—all habits he would continue throughout his life.
Her father, however, insisted that the affair be broken off. He again stated a wish to join the Church but was dissuaded this time by his mother. Equally important for Liszt was Urhan's earnest championship of Schubert, which may have stimulated his own lifelong devotion to that composer's music.
He composed practically nothing in these years.
Nevertheless, the July Revolution of inspired him to sketch a Revolutionary Symphony based on the events of the "three glorious days," and he took a greater interest in events surrounding him.
He met Hector Berlioz on December 4,the day before the premiere of the Symphonie fantastique.
Berlioz's music made a strong impression on Liszt, especially later when he was writing for orchestra. He also inherited from Berlioz the diabolic quality of many of his works. His playing inspired Liszt to become a great virtuoso. Paris in the s had become the nexus for pianistic activities, with dozens of pianists dedicated to perfection at the keyboard.
Some, such as Sigismond Thalberg and Alexander Dreyschockfocused on specific aspects of technique e. While it has since been referred to as the "flying trapeze" school of piano playing, this generation also solved some of the most intractable problems of piano technique, raising the general level of performance to previously unimagined heights.
Liszt's strength and ability to stand out in this company was in mastering all the aspects of piano technique cultivated singly and assiduously by his rivals. His chief motive in doing so, especially with the Symphonie, was to help the poverty-stricken Berlioz, whose symphony remained unknown and unpublished.
Liszt bore the expense of publishing the transcription himself and played it many times to help popularise the original score.
Under the influence of both, Liszt's creative output exploded.
Inthe countess left her husband and family to join Liszt in Geneva; Liszt's daughter with the countess, Blandine, was born there on December Liszt taught at the newly founded Geneva Conservatory, wrote a manual of piano technique later lost  and contributed essays for the Paris Revue et gazette musicale.Watch video · Franz Liszt was born on October 22, , in Raiding, Hungary [now Raiding, Austria].
His father, a multi-instrumentalist, taught him to play piano. By the time Liszt was 9 years old, he was performing in concert halls. As an adult, he toured extensively throughout Europe.
Litz, Frank J. ROTTERDAM Frank J. Litz, 82, of Rotterdam, passed away at home on Tuesday, February 3 with his loving family at his side. Born in Schenectady in , he was a son of the late Dominick and Angelina Angerosa Litz. He was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School.
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Watch video · Franz Liszt was born on October 22, , in Raiding, Hungary [now Raiding, Austria]. His father, a multi-instrumentalist, taught him to play piano.