History I Want to Remember!

Franz Liszt in Hungary

Act I: Childhood

1811 - 1830

1823: Beethoven attended a concert, gave Liszt a kiss. 1827: Adam Liszt (L's father) died.

Franz Liszt

October 22, 1811 - July 31, 1886

Plays in Sopron and Pozsony (Pressburg)

1820

Pozsony (Pressburg) is now Bratislava

Farewell concert in Pest

1821

Leaves with his father to study in Vienna with Carl Czerny. Already avowed his Hungarian identity, though only a child of 10.

Act II: Paris, Geneva, Italy

1830 - 1838

1830 Revolution, 1832 Paganini concert, 1835 Blandine (daughter) born, 1837 Cosima (daughter) born

1838 Danube Floods

1838

Act III: Virtuoso Years

1838 - 1848

1838 Danube flood and benefit concerts, 1840 returned to Hungary and received sword

Visits Hungary, gives concerts

December 1839 - March 1840

In response to 1838 floods. Gives many concerts. Receives ornamental sword.

Visits Bishop Scitovsky in Pécs

October 1846

The bishop commissions a Mass from Liszt.

Revolutions in Europe

1848

Visits Franciscan priest in Eisenstadt

1848

Fr. Albach. Also, Liszt supports Hungary in revolution.

Act IV: Weimar

1848 - 1861

1849 Chopin dies, 1862 Blandine dies in childbirth

Conducts Missa Solemnis in Esztergom. Conducts symphonic poem Hungaria

August 1856

Hungaria (the symphonic poem) a response to Vörösmarty's poem "Ode to Ferenc Liszt."
German name for Missa Solemnis is Gran Mass. Conducts in Basilica (August).

Conducts Gran Mass in Pest, becomes confrater of Franciscan order.

April 1858

Gran Mass aka Missa Solemnis.

Act V: Rome and 3-Cornered Life

1861 - 1886

1871 "Late Liszt" compositional style. Rome from summer until Christmas, Pest (later Budapest) from Christmas to Easter, and Weimar from Easter to summer.

Conducts first performance of oratorio The Legend of St Elizabeth in Pest

August 1865

The Legend of St Elizabeth was the longest work he had yet written.

Attends coronation of Franz Joseph, Liszt's Hungarian Coronation Mass.

June 1867

Due to politics was unable to conduct the Mass or have his friend play the violin solo (Verbunkos style), instead court musicians were used. Coronation was in Buda.

Liszt's 50-year jubilee as an artist

November 1873

In Budapest to celebrate in November. The oratorio Christus is performed in Pest, conducted by Hans Richter. Christus is his longest work.

3-Cornered Life Begins

1877

In Rome from summer until Christmas, in Budapest (teaching piano at the Academy) from January until Easter, and in Weimar from Easter until summer.

Compositions

Music History

Machaut

1300 - 1377

Messe de Nostre Dame
*(Kyrie)

Renaissance Begins

1400

Dufay

1400 - 1474

*Kyrie from Missa L'homme armé

Josquin des Pres

1450 - 1521

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

1525 - 1594

Orlandus Lassus

1532 - 1594

Claudio Monteverdi

May 15, 1567 - November 29, 1643

Michael Praetorius

1571 - 1621

Antonio Vivaldi

1648 - 1741

George Frideric Händel

23 February 1685 - April 14, 1759

Johann Sebastian Bach

March 31, 1685 - July 28, 1750

Joseph Haydn

March 31, 1732 - May 31, 1809

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

January 27, 1756 - 5 December 1791

Ludwig van Beethoven

December 16, 1770 - March 26, 1827

French Revolution

August 1789

Franz Schubert

31 January 1797 - 19 November 1828

Hector Berlioz

11 December 1803 - 8 March 1869

Robert Schumann

8 June 1810 - 29 July 1856

Richard Wagner

22 May 1813 - 13 February 1883

Richard Strauss

June 11, 1864 - September 8, 1949

Arnold Schoenberg

13 September 1874 - 13 July 1951

Béla Bartók

25 March 1881 - 26 September 1945

Igor Stravinsky

17 June 1882 - 6 April 1971

Zoltán Kodály

December 16, 1882 - March 6, 1967

Olivier Messiaen

December 10, 1908 - April 27, 1992

Benjamin Britten

November 22, 1913 - December 4, 1976

György Ligeti

28 May 1923 - 12 June 2006

Tōru Takemitsu

8 October 1930 - 20 February 1996

Church History

Council of Trent

1545 - 1563

G. K. Chesterton

May 29, 1874 - June 14, 1936

Blessed John Paul the Great

May 18, 1920 - April 2, 2005

Second Vatican Council

8 December 1965

11 October 1962 - 8 December 1965

Pope: JP2

1978 - 2005