Liszt’s Hamlet

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Continuing my series of program notes: Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Hamlet, S104/R421 After travelling the world for 25 years as a piano virtuoso, the Hungarian pianist Franz Liszt settled in Weimar in 1848 and became Weimar’s ‘kapellmeister-in-extraordinairy’. Conducting was among his duties, but there, as a composer, he established the ‘symphonic poem’, his unique contribution to […]