LATE ROMANTICISM AND MODERN TRENDS
Born 1811 at Raiding, Hungary. A pianist of international reputation by the age of 12. Lived chiefly in Paris from his youth until 1842, when he was invited to Weimar by the Grand Duke; soon after, he became director of the court theatre there, and remained until 1861. From then he moved between Weimar, Budapest and Rome; died at Bayreuth, 1886.
Liszt's compositions are usually grouped in three periods: the piano period, 1826 to 1842; the orchestral period, 1842 to 1860; the choral period, including his religious works, 1860-1886. He was a prolific composer, and we list here only a few of his best known works.
CHORAL: Christus; Legend of St. Elizabeth; masses, especially the Hungarian Coronation Mass.
INSTRUMENTAL: 2 dramatic symphonies, Dante and Faust; 12 symphonic poems, including Mazeppa, Tasso, Les Préludes. 2 concertos for piano and orchestra, in E flat major and A major. Compositions for piano include Sonata in B minor; 15 Hungarian Rhapsodies; 12 Transcendant Ftudes; Legends of St. Francis; Years of Pilgrimage; 6 Consolations; Spanish Rhapsody; Funerailles; many transcriptiods and smaller pieces.
Born at Munich, June it, 1864, son of the famous born-player, Franz Strauss. Produced his first symphony at 17, became assistant conductor to Hans von Bülow with the Meiningen orchestra. Held musical