Franz Liszt (1811–1886) was an Austrian-Hungarian composer and virtuoso pianist of the 19th century.
He was a renowned performer throughout Europe, noted for his compositions and great skill with the piano.
Liszt helped found the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest. Throughout his later years Liszt took on
many private students and his influence as a pedagogue was immense.
Today the Liszt Academy is still an esteemed music school throughout the world
and sponsors the annual Liszt International Piano Competition.
The Liszt Museum is housed in his former residence.
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