American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Liszt, Franz 1811-1886. Hungarian composer and piano virtuoso. His best-known compositions include the Dante Symphony (1856) and the Faust Symphony (1853-1861).
- n. Hungarian composer and piano virtuoso (1811-1886)
“All those pieces were unpublished in Liszt's lifetime, anyway: I know the Via Crucis wasn't published until something like 1929, and the Bagatelle similarly took a long while to turn up.”
“Our name Liszt in the Hungarian language means Flour: we will provide good wheaten meal "ex adipe frumenti" with thee, Franz, and thy children.”
“I called Liszt's article a criticism, but "lampoon" or "libel" would have been a more appropriate designation.”
“Soloist Lang Lang, whose latest CD is called "Liszt - My Piano Hero," put all his stunning technique, plus the dramatic body language for which he is famous, into a performance that Liszt, who practically invented the concept of showman, probably would have applauded.”
“In short, "Liszt 200" intends to present audiences with a persuasive new account of a familiar but often misunderstood composer.”
“If Professor Machlis insists on calling Liszt "a showman to his fingertips," I shall not argue with him.”
“An article by Liszt, that is a fortunate thing for the public and for you.”
“The Complete Piano Music Of Franz Liszt, which is a mere 99 CDs.”
“But to hear a kind of Liszt playing they just don't make any more, you have to hear the Hungarian pianist Georges Cziffra.”
“They are written in a style of flashy harpsichord virtuosity such as Liszt in his most despised moments never descended to.”
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