Franz Liszt

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Franz Liszt had a habit of taking music by other composers and transforming it into virtuosic keyboard music. Liszt usually called these adaptations "paraphrases." We hear one of them played by Aldo Ciccolini, who performed music by Liszt and Richard Wagner at last week's Montpellier Festival in France. Ciccolini plays Liszt's concert paraphrase on the "Liebestod" from Wagner's opera Tristan und Isolde.

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