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Franz Liszt

Born in Raiding, Hungary, in 1811, Franz Liszt was one of the important composers of the 19th century, the founder of the solo piano recital, and considered the greatest pianist of his time. When he was a child his family moved to Vienna, Austria, where he studied piano with Carl Czerny and composition with Antonio Salieri. In 1823 he moved with his parents to Paris, where he soon established himself, at age 12, as a remarkable concert artist. In the next ten years Liszt gave piano concerts in Paris. Influenced by Paganini's phenomenal ability on the violin, he developed a similar technique as a pianist.

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Understanding the Music: Liszt - Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major



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