October 20

RIPM’s “Illustration(s) of the Week”!
In Celebration of Franz Liszt’s Birthday

In celebration of his birthday on 22 October 1811, we commemorate Franz Liszt with a set of caricatures published in The Musical World (Vol. 53 Nos. 45-48, 1875), originally printed in the Hungarian journal, Borsszem Jankó, depicting the great pianist-composer performing at the piano.

 

He appears with a smile…

 

The first chord…                                               With eyes closed…

 

    

Pianissimo…                                                         Awesome tingling…

 

   

Recalling Chopin and George Sand…                            Dante in hell…

 

Just after the performance…

 

RIPM search tip: To access dozens of images of Liszt in the Online Archive, first select “illustration” in the Type field, then, keyword search for “Liszt”.



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Posted October 20, 2017 by John Ehrenburg in category "Illustration(s) of the Week