Biography Of Franz Liszt
Composer and virtuoso pianist Franz Liszt was October 22, 1811 in Raiding, Hungary. A child prodigy, Liszt was performing in concert halls by age nine. He had written more than 700 compositions before he died.
Key Facts In This Video
By age nine Liszt made his debut as a professional concert pianist and composer. (0:24)
Traumatized by his father's death, Liszt became a piano teacher and stopped touring. (0:42)
Lady Gaga, Elton John and Liberace were all influenced by Liszt's music. (2:04)