July 27, 2012 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.
May 1, 2012 Hear an excerpt from a fabulous debut recording by a 21-year-old pianist who's poised to take the world by storm with his beguiling mix of tenderness and muscularity.
Illustration of Franz Liszt. The Hungarian composer and pianist revolutionized the art of performance.
October 22, 2011 The classical pianist, who turns 200 today, changed the art of performance forever with his over-the-top concerts, creating a craze that historians have dubbed "Lisztomania."
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October 21, 2011 Fridays are funnier with a classical cartoon at noon, from Deceptive Cadence.
Hungarian composer and pianist Franz Liszt wrote incredibly difficult music, music that only he was capable of playing.
October 21, 2011 Commentator Miles Hoffman reflects on the influential composer's legacy 200 years after his birth.
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Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, circa 1886. The 200th anniversary of his birth falls on Oct. 22.
October 20, 2011 Hear the acclaimed pianist discuss and spin his favorite Liszt recordings.
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A lithograph of Franz Liszt, circa 1832.
September 29, 2011 Hear hand-picked Liszt performances from the Boston studios of WGBH.
August 11, 2011 Tenor Matthew Polenzani and pianist Julius Drake lead a journey into Schubert's vivid song cycle.
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Dmitri Shostakovich topped our informal "who's the most badass composer" poll.
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June 27, 2011 Sex, drugs, guts and politics: An idle query on Twitter ignites a fun debate online and in our offices.
Russian pianist Evgeny Kissin has the key to unlocking the greatness of composer Franz Liszt.
March 7, 2011 After Evgeny Kissin's Kennedy Center concert this past weekend, one skeptic had an epiphany, realizing that the Russian pianist's Liszt was impossible to resist.
Violinist Nigel Kennedy sports a punk haircut and a rock 'n' roll attitude toward classical music.
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March 1, 2011 From Bach to Xenakis, there are plenty of headbanging sounds in the supposedly staid world of symphonies and operas. Tell us your fast and furious favorites.
October 28, 2010 Halloween is all about "treats" and "tricks." Test your knowledge of creepy classics by taking this interactive quiz. If you dare.
Pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin, in recital July 11 at the new Shalin Liu Performance Center, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival in Massachusetts.
July 14, 2010 From the gorgeous new music hall overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, hear the pianist make finger-scorching music by Liszt and Berg sound easy at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival in Massachusetts.
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October 13, 2009 Franz Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor demands the utmost from the performer in musical as well as technical terms. It's a piece that in the best performances can spark a powerful emotional experience in the listener.
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July 28, 2009 Before he died, the great pianist donated a treasure trove of privately made recordings to Yale University. Now some of those very public recitals are being issued on CD, including searing 1940s performances from Carnegie Hall.
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