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June 29

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1824 -13 year old Franz Liszt performs a demonstration of the new Piano Forte invented by Sebastian Erard, at Drury Lane in London.  
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April 3

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1832 - First duo performance of pianist Franz Liszt and Frederic Chopin, in Paris, which was at a benefit concert organized by Hector Berlioz for his bankrupt Shakespearean actress wife Harriet Smithson.  They performed together on seven occasions between 1833 and 1841. 
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February 17

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1855 - Premiere of Liszt's First Piano Concerto in E-flat Major, in Weimar, German.  Liszt was the soloist with Hector Berlioz conducting.  
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December 1

1822, Franz Liszt made his debut as a concert pianist at the age of 11. Vienna, Austria  
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An unknown pupil of Franz Liszt

Today we know only a few composers and performers from the past in contrast to the many who were active, and even well known during their lifetime. I recently read that more than 16,000 works titled "symphony" were composed between 1720 and 1810. Yet when I think of symphony composers from this time period, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and perhaps a f...
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De Profundis Score Examples

Excerpt 2: Page 1 of Liszt’s score to De Profundis.
Note: this is a continuation of the De Profundis article found elsewhere in this September 2011 issue The following score examples will reveal several points of interest about the manuscript (of both Liszt's original and my transcription). They should provide a clearer understanding of the difficulty of transcribing the work as well as sh...
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Did the piano kill Liszt?

An interview with Liszt's great-granddaughter Blandine Ollivier de Prévaux The following interview took place in 1970 and was originally published in Clavier. The valuable recollections and thoughts from a direct descendant of Liszt along with firsthand accounts from her father and grandfather make this a fascinating story—one worth reading fo...
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Questions & Answers

Preparing for Liszt  The Questions & Answers column of Clavier Companion typically deals with issues related to elementary and intermediate level piano instruction. This issue of our magazine is devoted to a celebration of the bicentennial of the birth of Franz Liszt. Most of Liszt's compositions are so demanding, both in their musical cha...
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A Liszt Odyssey: An interview with Alan Walker

A Liszt Odyssey: An interview with Alan Walker
More than 20,000 published works exist featuring charismatic trailblazer Franz Liszt. But biographer Alan Walker sets a new standard for Liszt scholarship, as well as musicological research and biographical writing. "The Volumes" (Dr. Walker's reference to his mammoth three-volume Liszt biography) have been honored by the Royal Philharmonic Society...
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Preluding with the Masters

​For centuries, improvising introductions to keyboard works, also known as preluding, helped inspire musicians and prepare audiences for what was to come. (The German verb präludieren and the French verb preluder can simply mean "to improvise.") Preluding had practical functions as well, allowing performers to warm up, test tuning, or adapt to unf...
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Chopin and Pleyel

Translated by Deana Shuman   The first concert in Paris Chopin's first concert in Paris (February 25th, 1832)  played a determining role in the artist's career, leading to his recognition as a composer and a pianist, providing him contacts with music publishers, opening the most influential salon doors to him, and thereby assuring him a s...
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Shouldn't technical study be fun? Liszt, etude practice, and attention to detail...

It  rests in a corner of a neo-classical style building from the 1920s - a beautiful temple, faced with Indiana limestone. The central court in which it slumbers is full of beautiful things: several pieces of Chihuly art glass, mounted high on the wall; a seventeenth century Claude Lorrain portrait of a young boy; and a Fairfield Porter painti...
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