Liszt was the most flamboyant pianist of the 19th century. Many scholars today consider him to have been the greatest sight-reader and improviser who ever lived. He roomed with Chopin for a while and Chopin himself was envious of how well Liszt could play Chopin’s Etudes. Liszt was the first pianist to play a modern type of concert featuring music composed by multiple other composers. His own best-known compositions are probably the Hungarian Rhapsodies and Liebestraum. Serious musicians often study the Transcendental Etudes, which are dedicated to Liszt’s teacher Carl Czerny.
Hungarian Rhapsodies & Liebesträume
- Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor (au Comte Ladislas Teleky)
- Hungarian Rhapsody No. 3 in B-flat minor (au Comte Leo Festetics)
- Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D-flat major (au Comte Antoine d’Appony)
- Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C-sharp minor (à Joseph Joachim)
- Hungarian Rhapsody No. 15 in A minor, Rákóczi-Marsch
- Liebesträume No. 3