A poster Liszt and Virtuosity – An International Symposium featuring a drawing of Liszt with text.

Conference Explores the Genius of Franz Liszt

In the 19th century, Franz Liszt was a “rock star.”  Composer, arranger, transcriber, promoter, author, pianist who drove female audience members into a frenzy—“Lisztomania,” it was called by German poet Heinrich Heine—the artist revolutionized performance with his virtuosity. Generally considered the greatest pianist who ever lived, Liszt is the subject of a three-day event at…

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