A prolific composer and virtuoso pianist, Franz Liszt (1811-1886) was the most lionized musical personality of his time. His compositions for solo pia continue to be loved and admired by pianists and their audiences for their lush Romanticism and technical fireworks. They remain among the most frequently performed works in the repertoire. This choice selection of Liszt pia works reveals the powers at this extraordinary composer's command: Mephisto Waltz No.1; Nuages Gris; Liebestraume Nos. 1, 2 & 3; Grand Galop Chromatique; Polonaises Nos. 1 & 2; Valse-Impromptu in A-flat Major; Fantasia and Fugue on the Theme BACH; La Lugubre Gondola I & II; Valse Oubliee No. 1; Czardas Macabre; Gretchen (from A Faust Symphony); Unstern: Sinsitre, Disastro; and Rhapsodie Espagle.
Composer, conductor, and teacher Franz Liszt (1811-86) was renowned throughout Europe for his skills as a concert pianist. The quintessential romantic, he created an extensive and diverse oeuvre that ranges from influential experiments in musical form to more conventional pieces as well as transcriptions of works by other composers.