from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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).

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  • proper n. Hungarian composer, pianist and teacher

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  • n. Hungarian composer and piano virtuoso (1811-1886)


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  • All those pieces were unpublished in Liszt's lifetime, anyway: I know the Via Crucis wasn't published until something like 1929, and the Bagatelle similarly took a long while to turn up.

    Mod squad

  • 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.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • 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.

    Reuters: Press Release

  • In short, "Liszt 200" intends to present audiences with a persuasive new account of a familiar but often misunderstood composer.

    At the Ravinia Festival, A Liszt of Subtle Works

  • If Professor Machlis insists on calling Liszt "a showman to his fingertips," I shall not argue with him.

    Playing Liszt

  • An article by Liszt, that is a fortunate thing for the public and for you.

    Frederic Chopin as a Man and Musician

  • The Complete Piano Music Of Franz Liszt, which is a mere 99 CDs. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • But to hear a kind of Liszt playing they just don't make any more, you have to hear the Hungarian pianist Georges Cziffra.

    The hot Liszt

  • They are written in a style of flashy harpsichord virtuosity such as Liszt in his most despised moments never descended to.

    Edward MacDowell


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