22 October 2011

200th Birth Anniversary of Ferenc Liszt



Date of Issue : 21 October 2011

200th Birth Anniversary of Ferenc Liszt

Bulgaria Post issued a postage stamp on 21 October to commemorate 200th birth anniversary of Ferenc Liszt. Franz (Ferenc) Liszt was a Hungarian composer and one of the most famous pianists ever. He started his musical career very early as a child prodigy, and studied with Antonio Salieri and Carl Czerny in Vienna.  The stamp design is so nice with moving fingers on  keyboard, a beautiful stamp for music lovers !!

Franz Liszt (October 22, 1811 – July 31, 1886) was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher.


Memorial tablet in Sopron

Franz Liszt was born on October 22, 1811, in the village of Doborján  in Sopron County, in the Kingdom of Hungary.

Liszt became renowned throughout Europe during the nineteenth century for his virtuosic skill as a pianist. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced pianist of his age and perhaps the greatest pianist of all time. He was also a well-known composer, piano teacher, and conductor who contributed significantly to the modern development of the art. He was a benefactor to other composers, including Richard Wagners, Hector Berlioz, Camille Saint-Saëns, Edvard Grieg and Alexander Borodin.


Memorial tablet at the Leopold de Pauli Palace in Bratislava commemorating Liszt's concert there in 1820, aged 9 

As a composer, Liszt was one of the most prominent representatives of the "Neudeutsche Schule" ("New German School"). He left behind an extensive and diverse body of work in which he influenced his forward-looking contemporaries and anticipated some 20th-century ideas and trends. Some of his most notable contributions were the invention of the symphonic poem, developing the concept of thematic transformation as part of his experiments in musical form and making radical departures in harmony.

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From the collection of  Cdr G. Sriramarao, Vishakhapatnam

1 comment:

Ana said...

that is a really neat effect of the fingers moving over the keyboard ::)

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