Author: Zsuzsanna Domokos
Title: WAGNER AND HIS HUNGARIAN FRIENDS
Publisher: Liszt Museum Foundatuion
Year: 2013

 

Temporary exhibition in the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum, from 17 May 2013 to 15 May 2014.



Author: Maria Eckhardt
Title: Franz Liszt's oratorio Christus and the Budapest Academy of Music
Publisher: Helikon Publishing House
Year: 2011

At the recommendation of Hungary, the oratorio Christus is the emblematic work internationally for the 2011 bicentenary: on Liszt's birthday, 22 October, as part of 'World Liszt Day' the work will be performed in many concert halls of the world from Budapest to Bayreuth, from Madrid to Beijing, froem Seoul to Paris. The Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Centre, operating as part of the Liszt Ferenc University of Music (Academy of Music), desires to contribute to the noble aim of bringing this masterpiece by Liszt to the centre os attention. In a new impressive series of publications launched for this jubilee year, the first to be issued presents the most important documents from the museum's collection related to the Oratorio Christus: music manuscripts and letters, printed music, books and photographs. Of special interest among this valuable material is Liszt's own piano transcription for four hands of one of the movements: the 'Song of the Shepherds at the Manger' ('Hirtengesang an der Krippe'), which we are making available to the public in a complete facsimile edition of the original manuscript.

 



Author: Ágnes Watzatka
Title: Walking in Budapest with Franz Liszt
Publisher: Helikon Publishing House
Year: 2011

Franz Liszt who is the first and and most recognized Hungarian musician and composer abroad, had a deep affection for the Hungarian capital which he visited for the first time at the age of 11 and lived in from the age of 58.

The book "Walking with Franz Liszt in Budapest" is an unconventional guide based on five sightseeing tours. In the introduction of the book the visitor and reader meets Franz Liszt himself and becomes familiarthrough a summary of his stays in Budapest and outside Hungary with the most important parts of his adventurous life, and with the diversity of his art. During the five walks the visitor becomes acquainted with both parts of the capital: Pest and Buda, win which Liszt lived his personal and social life, played, taught, etc. The reader accompanying Liszt obtains an insight into the musical, cultural and political life of Budapest and meets its representatives such as Ferenc Deák, Gyula Andrássy, Mór Jókai and the elite of the Hungarian musical life: Ferenc Erkel, Mihály Mosonyi, Ede Reményi, Jenő Hubay.

In the last two hundred years the centre of Pest has changed in many ways: the Danube flood in 1838, the battles fought in 1849, the several changes to the city's plan in the 1870s have all redrawn the face of the city. In the pages of the book reconstructed streets, squares, lost buildings and vanished concert halls burst upon the reader's view, providing an opportunity to see the perpetually changing city of Budapest through the eyes of Liszt.