Franz Liszt was born in in Hungary, into an already well-established musical family. This meant he was in direct contact with prolific composers such as Haydn, Beethoven and Hummel. Liszt was an incredibly innovative, well-respected and frankly a legend in his lifetime. The set was published in and are a key example of programme music due to their reference to various poems about love and death.
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Franz Liszt was a Hungarian composer of piano pieces and tone poems during the romantic period. Liszt was born on October 22 nd , in the village of Doborjan which, was near Hungary. When he was just a child, Franz started playing for the public. In his later years as an adolescent, he studied as well as played at Vienna and Paris. While here, he earned a sense of gratitude from the people of Europe from his time and money generosity.
He also donated to the Beethoven memorial fund. Franz died on July 31 st , in which he did not live to see his children marry. This particular piece written by Franz was published in and written while he was in Weimar. Liszt composed this piece in hopes of attracting but, also giving the public a sense of adoration. Throughout this piece, its slow rhythm creates a soothing tone color and mood. Though it is very slow moving, it is very expressive in the fact that love and passion is present and heard.
The emotion coming from this song gives a dramatic feel. Having only the piano play with no vocalist allows appreciation for instruments and aids in the mood and melody. The romantic period was known for its interest in fantasy or dreams and all the elements that come from this piece fit perfectly within this period.
Supporting this detail, this piece has elements of program music in that there are details in the song that are somewhat story like. Choosing a piece for this period was difficult only until coming across this piece. Listening to the song for not even a minute seemed to be very gentle and calming which gave of a certain feeling that is hard to describe.
The amount of passion and emotion that was heard for the first time was immense. Listening to the whole piece, one can truly see how enthusiastic Franz was about his music and how he loved to incorporate his own strong feelings in his songs. Search this site. Cynthia Bonavia. Mendelssohn : Spring Song. An Evening Hymm. Astor Piazzolla- Oblivion.
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Franz Liszt ‘Liebestraum No.3’: The Purest Kind of Love
While the movie was criticized for some of its historical inaccuracies, its epic scope and intense scenes of virtuoso musical performances won wide praise and has been credited with affecting the cultural landscape of the s Eastern Europe. An epic film about the Hungarian virtuoso pianist and composer Franz Liszt. He is an international star giving performances all over Europe and goes on a concert tour to St. Petersburg , Russia.
Liebesträume, S.541 (Liszt, Franz)
In , two versions appeared simultaneously as a set of songs for high voice and piano, and as transcriptions for piano two-hands. The two poems by Uhland and the one by Freiligrath depict three different forms of love. Uhland's " Hohe Liebe " exalted love is saintly or religious love: the "martyr" renounces worldly love and "heaven has opened its gates". The second song " Seliger Tod " blessed death is often known by its first line " Gestorben war ich ", "I had died" , and evokes erotic love; "I was dead from love's bliss; I lay buried in her arms; I was wakened by her kisses; I saw heaven in her eyes".