Facts about Franz Liszt

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Franz Liszt was a famous Composer from Hungary, who lived between October 22, 1811 and July 31, 1886. He/she became 74 years old.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 28 quotes who is written / told by Franz, under the main topic Art.

Related authors: James Huneker

Famous quotes by Franz Liszt (28)


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"Without any assistance whatever, I founded a school in Weimar in 10 years. Only I could perform certain works with the scanty means that I dared not ask anyone else to work with"
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"The character of instrumental music... lets the emotions radiate and shine in their own character without presuming to display them as real or imaginary representations"
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"I foster a sorrowful conception of affection. Make no sacrifices"
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"As the mother teaches her children how to express themselves in their language, so one Gypsy musician teaches the other. They have never shown any need for notation"
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"Truth is a great flirt"
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"Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words"
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"Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day"
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"Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist"
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"We need improvement in the style of performance. There is no more advantage in a musician who plays and conducts than in one who is only a beater of rhythm"
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"It is impossible to imagine a more complete fusion with nature than that of the Gypsy"
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"Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing, especially when the song is without words"
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"In Hungary all native music, in its origin, is divided naturally into melody destined for song or melody for the dance"
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"Broad paths are open to every endeavour, and a sympathetic recognition is assured to every one who consecrates his art to the divine services of a conviction of a consciousness"
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"Brahms' Variations are better than mine, but mine were written before his"
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"The public is always good"
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"Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny"
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"Life is only a long and bitter suicide, and faith alone can transform this suicide into a sacrifice"
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"Companions, in misery and worse, that is what we all are, and to try to change this substantially avails us nothing"
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"The principal task of a conductor is not to put himself in evidence but to disappear behind his functions as much as possible. We are pilots, not servants"
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"It is my fervent wish and my greatest ambition to leave a work with a few useful instructions for the pianists after me"
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"A person of any mental quality has ideas of his own. This is common sense"
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"The music of the Gypsies belongs in the sphere of improvisation rather than in any other, without which it would have no power to exist"
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"Supreme serenity still remains the Ideal of great Art. The shapes and transitory forms of life are but stages toward this Ideal, which Christ's religion illuminates with His divine light"
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"I conclude that the Wagnerian operas which are already in the repertoire, and other masterworks as well, stand in no further need of my services"
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"Real men are sadly lacking in this world, for when they are put to the test they prove worthless"
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"I find little in the works of Beethoven, Berlioz, Wagner and others when they are led by a conductor who functions like a windmill"
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"I did not compose my work as one might put on a church vestment... rather it sprung from the truly fervent faith of my heart, such as I have felt it since my childhood"
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"A theatre receives recognition through its initiative, which is indispensable for first-rate performances"


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