FRANZ LISZT: HARMONIES POETIQUES ET RELIGIEUSES (Paolo Vergari) (2 CDs)
Composer(s): Franz Liszt
Artist(s): Paolo Vergari, Piano
Period: 18Th Century
Catalogue No.: C00054
Franz Liszt is out of question one of the most important and influent composers of the 19th Century. The innovations at each level of music, from piano construction to composition, is outstanding and beyond imagination. Still today, widely acknowledge as pianist, would be hard to recognize how deep he changed the modern concept to compose and make music.
Even his personal life, especially the early years, is under the romantic ideas of his era, becoming the hero of a novel more then a well-known musician: lover of a married woman, in a relationship with the erotic dancer Lola Montez, countless women that follow him as a pure god of music and at the end of his life a long-term love-friendship with Princess Carolyne von Sayn-Wittgenstein, another married woman that follow him throughout Europe leaving his husband behind. The image of Liszt from these few lines is not exactly of a spiritual soul. Nevertheless, he cultivated a religious vocation since the teenage years in Paris arriving to enter into the Third Order of Saint Francis in 1857, receiving tonsure in 1865 and receiving the four minor orders of porter, lector, exorcist, and acolyte. After this ordination, he became the Abbé Liszt. […]