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Budapest Festival Orchestra Plays Carnegie Hall

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Illustration of Franz Liszt. The Hungarian composer and pianist revolutionized the art of performance.

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How Franz Liszt Became The World's First Rock Star

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Hungarian composer and pianist Franz Liszt wrote incredibly difficult music, music that only he was capable of playing.

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Franz Liszt At 200: An Important, But Not Great, Composer

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Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, circa 1886. The 200th anniversary of his birth falls on Oct. 22.

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Guest DJ Leif Ove Andsnes' Liszt List

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For Pianist, Music Unleashes Rainbows of Color

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