Franz Liszt’s 200th Birthday!

Hungarian composer Franz Liszt (1811-1886) is considered by many to be “the supreme piano virtuoso of the 19th century” and is certainly among the greatest pianists of all time. Liszt’s solo recital tours of Europe in the 1840s evoked such an enthusiasm among his admirers that the craze was christened “Lisztomania”—predating the frenzy of “Beatlemania” by 120 years! To celebrate Liszt’s 200th birthday, the Marta and Austin Weeks Music Library is pleased to present a selection of scores and images of this prodigious composer and performer.