In our essay of April 6, we discussed Franz Liszt’s early life. Today we will talk about his later life.
5. Touring (1839-1847)
The composer Ludwig van Beethoven was born in
When Liszt heard this, he decided he would raise money for the statue by playing the piano in concerts all over
Marie D’Agoult, Liszt’s lover and partner at this time, returned to
Liszt gave concerts all over
Most of the money for the Beethoven statue in
Sayn-Wittgenstein persuaded Liszt to stop performing so that he could concentrate on composing. He took the job of court musician in
During this time he gave piano lessons to many promising students including Hans von Bülow. He also conducted concerts, wrote magazine articles in support of Berlioz and Wagner, and wrote or rewrote most of the music for which he is now famous.
In December 1859, Liszt’s son Daniel died of tuberculosis. In October 1861, his intimate relationship with Sayn-Wittgenstein came to an end. In September 1862, his oldest child Blandine died. In June 1863, Liszt began to live in a Franciscan monastery close to