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Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Donald Macleod reflects on Franz Liszt’s Hungarian story – he spent little time there and couldn’t speak the language but just how important to his music was the land of his birth?

Music Featured:

Hungarian Rhapsody No 8 in F sharp minor
Die Drei Zigeuner
Symphonic Poem: From the Cradle to the Grave
Fantasy on Motifs from Beethoven’s ‘Ruinen von Athen’
Variation on a Theme of Diabelli
Hungarian Rhapsody No 10 in E – ‘Preludio’
Hungarian Rhapsody No 5 in E minor ‘Heroide-elegiaque’
Six Grandes Etudes de Paganini – No 6 “La Campanella”
Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Themes
Hungarian Rhapsody No 15 ‘Rakoczy March’
Symphonic Poem – ‘Hungaria’
Liebestraum No 1 ‘Hohe Lieb’
‘Magyarok Istene’ (version for organ)
2 Légendes – No 2 ‘St Francois de Paule marchant sur les flots’
Hungarian Coronation Mass – II. ‘Gloria’
Hungarian Rhapsody No 9 in flat ‘Pesther Carnival – II. Finale presto
Piano Concerto No 2 in A
Hungarian Rhapsody No 6 in D flat
Hungarian Rhapsody No 4 in d minor (orchestal arrangement)
Die Legende von der Heiligen Elisabeth – Part 2 (“Death of Elisabeth”; “Chorus of Angels”)
Hungarian Portraits – “Mosonyi Grabgeleit”
Cardas Macabre (arr. for Hungarian folk instruments)
Seven Sacramenta – Responsories V. ‘Extreme unctio’
Hungarian Rhapsody No 11 in a minor

Presented by Donald Macleod
Produced by Chris Wines

For full track listings, including artist and recording details, and to listen to the pieces featured in full (for 30 days after broadcast) head to the series page for Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

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