It is not just Liszt's pianistic brilliance that thrills me. Nor is it merely the brilliance and complexity of his personality. It's also his commitment to his own creative vision.
Liszt's performances, compositions and writings are all part of the same sustained intellectual effort. His effort caused me to make my own sustained intellectual effort. I have spent over eight years writing a book on him and his fellow Romantic pianists, Chopin and Mendelssohn.
The cards below highlight the different aspects of my engagement with Liszt's work.