History Music / FranzLiszt

19th Feb '16 4:31:27 AM Pneumatrap
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* FaithHeelTurn: Became an Abbé later in in life.
14th Feb '16 10:50:08 AM mlsmithca
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** AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Franz Liszt himself considered Charles-Valentin Alkan the best pianist of his time.

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** * AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Franz Liszt himself considered Charles-Valentin Alkan the best pianist of his time.



* EpicRocking: ''Sonata in b minor''. Performances finish around 30 minutes. It's considered one of the most {{Badass}} pieces of Classical Music.

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* EpicRocking: ''Sonata Sonata in b minor''.B minor. Performances finish around 30 minutes. It's considered one of the most {{Badass}} pieces of Classical Music.Music.
* EstrogenBrigade: Not surprisingly given his dashing good looks and flowing hair.



* FriendlyRivalry: with FryderykChopin.
* UsefulNotes/TheGreatNorthernWar: "Mazeppa" is a symphonic poem based on this.
* GriefSong: He wrote ''dark'' tunes after the death of his son-in-law RichardWagner, dedicated to him.

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* FriendlyRivalry: with FryderykChopin.
* UsefulNotes/TheGreatNorthernWar: "Mazeppa" is a symphonic poem based on this.
Music/FryderykChopin.
* GriefSong: He wrote ''dark'' tunes after the death of his son-in-law RichardWagner, Music/RichardWagner, dedicated to him.



** EstrogenBrigade: Not surprisingly given his dashing good looks and flowing hair.



* 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]].

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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 a whole new schism between classical music and his radical compositions]].



* SurprisinglyGentleSong: Liebestraum No. 3 is far more gentle than his usual work, partially [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] far since it still requires virtuoso piano skills.

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* SurprisinglyGentleSong: SurprisinglyGentleSong:
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Liebestraum No. 3 is far more gentle than his usual work, partially [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] far since it still requires virtuoso piano skills.



* TropeCodifier: He codified the symphonic poem, a piece of music that illustrates a non-musical source on a larger scale than the concert overture, building on the [[TropeMaker innovations]] of Music/HectorBerlioz.



* TropeCodifier: He codified the symphonic poem, a piece of music that illustrates an non-musical source, building on the [[TropeMaker innovations]] of Music/HectorBerlioz.
14th Feb '16 10:44:53 AM ParanoiaAgent
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* DealWithTheDevil: His contemporaries suspected him to have sold his soul to the devil to be equal parts virtuoso, original, and dashingly handsome.
* DirectorsCut: The original ending of his Faust Symphony was a rather abrupt handful of bars celebrating Faust's apotheosis. A replacement ending instead featured a men's chorus supported by an organ, notably more [[LighterAndSofter tonal and glorious]] than the original ending which implied [[EvilIsCool Mephisto]] to be [[EsotericHappyEnding way more sympathetic]] than he would be in a classic good ending. JustifiedTrope since Liszt became [[FaithHeelTurn a clergyman later in life]].


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* FaithHeelTurn: Became an Abbé later in in life.
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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** "Nocturne (En Rêve)" is a very strong example of 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.
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