History Music / FranzLiszt

10th Jan '16 9:21:40 AM ParanoiaAgent
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* OldGuardVersusNewBlood: The ''War of the Romantics''. Liszt was [[TheLeader the informal leader]] of ''New German School'', a loose group of German composers who wrote progressive music [[TheMentor inspired by Hector Berlioz and Robert Schumann]]. [[TheLancer His most important fellow]] was his friend and son-in-law Music/RichardWagner. Their opponents, the conservatives, were greater in numbers and support and included Music/JohannesBrahms, Music/FelixMendelssohn, and [[FaceHeelTurn Schumann's widow]] Music/ClaraSchumann. Interestingly, both sides heraled Music/LudwigVanBeethoven as their idol. The war was somewhat settled when Arnold Schoenberg clarified during the early 20th century, that Brahms and Wagner were NotSoDifferent and [[TakingAThirdOption took them both]] as a basis for his new music, the twelve tone technique, [[FromBadToWorse creating awhole new schism between classical music and his radical compositions]].
20th Oct '15 6:03:26 PM jamespolk
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He is the composer of the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, immortalized in the cartoons WesternAnimation/TheCatConcerto and WesternAnimation/RhapsodyRabbit as ''the'' definitive concert piano music.
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He is the composer of the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, immortalized in the cartoons WesternAnimation/TheCatConcerto "WesternAnimation/TheCatConcerto" and WesternAnimation/RhapsodyRabbit "WesternAnimation/RhapsodyRabbit" as ''the'' definitive concert piano music.
17th Sep '15 9:17:27 AM MarkLungo
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* GreatNorthernWar: "Mazeppa" is a symphonic poem based on this.
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* GreatNorthernWar: UsefulNotes/TheGreatNorthernWar: "Mazeppa" is a symphonic poem based on this.

5th Jun '15 5:28:14 PM Ninjabait
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* GreatNorthernWar: "Mazeppa" is a symphonic poem based on this.

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* NoEnding: Some of his later works do this, such as Nuages gris and the various La lugubre gondola.

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* UnbuiltTrope: Totentanz with its dissonant usage of the Dies Irae theme, making it sound like actual post-[[Music/IgorStravinsky Stravinsky]] Modern Classical, when it's "only" Liszt's progressive style coupled with Romantic Irony.
29th May '15 10:28:42 PM Ninjabait
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* CreatorBreakdown: After his father (who actively tried to make a genius out of him) died in 1827, he didn't know what to do with his life and fell into depression. ** HesBack: And how. [[CreatorRecovery He started giving concerts again]] and became the greatest piano player of his time.

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* CreatorBreakdown: After his father (who actively tried to make ** "Nocturne (En RÍve)" is a genius out very strong example of him) died in 1827, he didn't know what to do with his life and fell into depression. ** HesBack: And how. [[CreatorRecovery He started giving concerts again]] and became the greatest piano player of his time.this as well.
30th Apr '15 1:01:07 PM ParanoiaAgent
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* RecycledINSPACE: His declared aim was to become the Paganini [-OF THE PIANO-].
14th Apr '15 1:42:26 PM ParanoiaAgent
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** HesBack: And how. [[CreatorRecovery He started giving concerts again]] and became the greatest piano player of his time.

* TropeCodifier: He invented the symphonic poem, a piece of music that illustrates an non-musical source.
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* TropeCodifier: He invented codified the symphonic poem, a piece of music that illustrates an non-musical source. source, building on the [[TropeMaker innovations]] of Music/HectorBerlioz.
5th Apr '15 8:51:29 AM ParanoiaAgent
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* UrExample: The shockingly modern ''Totentanz'' and his atonal experiments towards the end of his life predate Modern Classical.
4th Apr '15 11:07:49 AM ParanoiaAgent
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** AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Franz Liszt himself considered Charles-Valentin Alkan the best pianist of his time.
29th Mar '15 7:20:14 AM ParanoiaAgent
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* MadArtist: Was considered as such in old age, [[DarkerAndEdgier when he abandoned tonality]], [[DarknessInducedAudienceApathy wrote harrowingly bleak tunes]], and thus became the most radical composer in the world.
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