Liszt and His World: Proceedings of the International Liszt Conference Held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 20-23 May 1993

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Lennart Rabes


LISZT'S SCANDINAVIAN REPUTATION

Although he visited Scandinavia only once, Franz Liszt knew most of the Scandinavian composers of his day—among them Franz Berwald, Andreas Hallén, Niels Gade, Johann Peter Emilius Hartmann, and Edvard Grieg. Liszt also had several Scandinavian pupils, the bestknown of which were the Swedish pianist Hilda Thegerström and the Norwegian pianist and composer Agathe Backer-Grøndahl. Finally, Liszt's music received a number of performances in Scandinavian countries before the beginning of World War I. The present article represents a preliminary attempt to document the history of Liszt's Scandinavian career and reputation.


I

In July 1841 Liszt visited Denmark, where he presented at least seven concerts in Copenhagen some at the Christiansburg palace, and some at the Royal Theater. During his journey he wrote a letter to Maurice Schlesinger mentioning Copenhagen: “One says that this is a very musical town with a court which is sympathetic and benevolent towards us poor musicians.”1 On 16 July 1841, two days after Liszt's arrival, an advertisement appeared in Fcedrelandet, Copenhagen's most important newspaper, announcing that the celebrated pianist would perform a concert the following day. Announcements for two additional public concerts followed: those of 20 and 23 July.2 The

1 'C'est une ville très musicale dit-on, et la Cour est tout à fait gracieuse et
bienveillante pour nous autres croque notes.” The letter is dated “Copenhague
(aussitôt debarqué “as soon as arrived”) 14 Juillet.” Quoted in Jacqueline Bellas, “La
Tumultueuse Amitié de F. Liszt et de M. Schlesinger,” Littératures “Annales de la
Faculté des Lettres et Sciences humaines de Toulouse, nouv. ser. t. 1” 12 (1965), pp.
16-17.

2 The two programs, as advertised, were as follows:

Tuesday, July 20th, 1841: Concert Med kongl. allernaadigt Tilladelse giver
Franz Liszt i det kongl. Theater, Onsdagen den 21de Juli Kl. 7 1/2, sin anden
Concert, hvori han foredrager: 1. Concertstück af Weber 2. Fantasie over
Motiver af “la Sonnambula.” 3. Ungarsk Marsch 4. Tarantelle af Rossinis
Soirées musicales Mazurka af Chopin Polacca af Puritanerne 5. Hexameron,
Bravour-Variationer over et Thema af Puritani * * 1 ste Variation af Thalberg
— 2den af Liszt, 3die af Herz, 4de af Pixis — Introduction og Finale af Liszt.

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