Les Preludes G.97 (Symphonic Poem No. 3 After Lamartime) - Frederic Chopin* / Franz Liszt - The Mast
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Not only was Liszt the greatest piano virtuoso of his time, but his striking looks and charismatic personality made him a popular figure, especially among women.
In middle agehowever, he was persuaded by his unhappily married mistress, the Polish-born princess Carolyne Sayn-Wittgenstein, to give up his performance career and to devote his attention to composition.
He had been appointed director of music at the Weimar court inand in he and the princess took up residence in Weimar. Although Liszt made a conscious decision to cite Lamartine, that text was not his direct inspiration. Although Liszt undertook some revisions of the score, the piece remained substantially unchanged from its original form. Article Media. Info Print Cite. Submit Feedback. Thank you for your feedback.
Written By: Betsy Schwarm. See Article History. Learn More in these related Britannica articles: harmony: Use of dissonance for harmonic colour. The musical form is free, though somewhat akin to the sonata form used in the first movement of symphonies. Franz LisztHungarian piano virtuoso and composer. Among his many notable compositions are his 12 symphonic poems, two completed piano concerti, several sacred choral works, and a great…. History at your fingertips.
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