Franz Liszt
Date of Birth
Oct 22, 1811
Birth Place:
Raiding, Hungary

Biography

There are approximately 73 films which quote from the music of this composer who, with Frederic Chopin and Robert Schumann, was a father of the grand Romantic piano style. The passions and pathos of Liszt's life are explored and outrageously amplified to the point of the cartoonishly surreal in Ken Russell's splendid Lisztomania (1975). His Hungarian patriotism, his playboy star-status (a crazed...