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Archangel Michael
Tuesday, June 17th, 2003, 12:09 AM
How would you classify Mr Franz Liszt - 19th century guru of the keyboard?

Tuesday, June 17th, 2003, 12:26 AM
Liszt is excellent.

From that photo I think he looks Dinaric. I thought he was blond though.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2003, 12:32 AM
Originally posted by cosmocreator

From that photo I think he looks Dinaric.

Yes, he looks Dinaric to me too. He was a Hungarian, right?

Monday, June 23rd, 2003, 10:41 PM
Photographs from his older days


Liszt was the son of a steward in the service of the Esterházy family, patrons of Haydn.

Liszt was born in a Hungarian town - Raiding, near Sopron (these days in Austria) - where both Hungarian and German were spoken, but his mother was German, and so young Liszt, although he would forever declaim his Hungarian origins and leanings, first spoke German, and his household nicknames were also in the German style: Franzi; Putzi. After very few months in Paris, whence he travelled as a teenager, Liszt came to speak and write a fluent and beautiful French which was to be his preferred language for the rest of his life. His compositions were published either with his Christian name as François or Franz. (Of course, his baptismal name, which he was later to use during his Roman period in the 1860s, was Franciscus). He also used Francesco when in Italy, but towards the end of his life, when he decided to make serious efforts to learn Hungarian, his works were published with his Hungarian name: Liszt Ferenc.

I think Liszt was Noric and very handsome. :)