September 17, 2019
Today we’re listening to Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist and composer active in the 19th century. We’ve been fans of his wild “Hungarian Rhapsodies” for some time, but this past weekend we discovered his “Années de Pèlerinage” on recommendation from our friend Mike. In 1842, as Liszt’s fame crested, the term “Lisztomania” emerged as the name for the hysterical state that some of his fans entered upon encountering Liszt or his thunderous playing. His compositions are all over the keyboard and all over the emotional landscape. Let us know what you think by replying to this email.
Have a really good Tuesday.