Joint to the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum, the Academy of Music has founded in 1986 a Liszt Ferenc Research Centre. This has a threefold task:

  1. to take care and enrich, to work up and publish the Liszt-collection of the Academy,
  2. to help university education and Hungarian Liszt research by collecting a world-wide documentation concerning Liszt, by establishing a Liszt database, and by information service,
  3. to take part in different projects of international Liszt research, to cooperate with Liszt research institutions, publishing houses, Liszt Societies, to participate in international conferences and organize Liszt meetings etc.

Most important groups in the collection of the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Centre are as follows: Liszt's music manuscrips, Liszt's letters, other music manuscripts, other letters (in original and in copies), photos, paintings, prints and drawings, sculptures and medals, reproductions, relics, leaflets, posters and programmes, archival documents (diplomas, certificates, official and personal papers), newspaper scraps. As for books and printed music, only the material of Liszt's one-time Budapest library is supervised by the musem: the collection and working up of other books, scores and of the literature on Liszt is the task of the Research Library, (a branch of the Library of the Liszt Academy), working in close collaboration with the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Centre.

The digitalizing of Liszt Holographs, prints and drawings, photos and archival documents has been finished; digital working-up of further parts of the museum collection is in progress. Printed books on Liszt's own library (books and music) have been published as parts of the "Acta Academiae Artis Musicae de Francisco Liszt nominatae" series.

The research fellows collect and work up for the Liszt-database of the Research Centre the most important informations about Liszt's musical works: history of their composition, publication, performance, location of sources etc.. The Research Centre staff members are ready to answer concrete questions of scholars both in word and script. Scholars are welcome to individual research: both original Liszt sources and copies can be studied on the spot in the library, but copies can be ordered only from the owners of the originals.

Staff members of the Research Centre help university education by special Liszt courses, and with advising to Liszt diploma works and dissertations. There is a close co-operation with the New Liszt Edition of Editio Musica, Budapest and the Liszt Urtext Editions of G. Henle Verlag, Munich. The Liszt Ferenc Research Centre takes part in the work of the International Liszt Workshop which is working hard on calling together an International Liszt Association, in order to successfully realize the joint projects of the 2011 Liszt Bicentenary.

 

Research Activities of the Franz Liszt Research Centre in 2015 and 2016

Collection Database

We created an online database of the museum’s collection which is available in English and in Hungarian and contains the information about the objects of the Liszt Memorial Museum.

http://lisztmuseum.hu/catalogue/?q=en



Conferences

Memorial day in remembrance of Mihály Mosonyi – Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Centre
3 October 2015

Lectures of the staff of the Research Centre:

Domokos Zsuzsanna: „Liszt Ferenc Esztergomi miséje Mosonyi Mihály interpretációjában” in Magyar Zene LIV, (3. szám), 2016. augusztus, 311-316.

Watzatka Ágnes: „Szép zene rossz librettóra – Mosonyi Mihály operái”

Spischak Dávid: „Mosonyi és a nagybőgő” in Parlando 2016/5

Peternák Anna: „Mosonyi és a sógora. Portrék és zsánerképek Weber Henrik életművéből” in Gramofon (2015 tél)

Békéssy Lili: Emlékezés a magyar nagyságokra. Mosonyi zongoraművei a Liszt Hagyatékban

Mona Dániel: A zeneszerző kritikus - Mosonyi Mihály a Zenészeti lapokban megjelent zenekritikáiról

Hymns in Liturgy and Life  – international hymnology conference, Cambridge
30 July 2015 – 1 August

Lecture:

Watzatka Ágnes:  Narrative and Catechetic Hymns in the Hymnbook Cantus Catholici (1651)

Meeting of the Liszt Houses – international meeting about the history and programs of the Liszt memorial places
10 September 2016

Participants:

Evelyn Liepsch  -scientific coworker – Weimar
Goethe – und Schiller- Archiv:
Weimar – Liszt memorial sites, heritage and plans for the future

Dr. Martin Czernin – head of research, Eisenstadt- Raiding
Liszt’s birthplace and the collection of the Landesmuseum Burgenland

Mag. Thomas Mersich MAS - Geschäftsführung Liszt Festival Raiding 
About the festivals, the Liszt cult

Hans Emmert – Schillingsfürst
The Liszt memorial room in the Schillingsfürst castle

Fürst Constantin von Schillingsfürst   - Schillingsfürst
The story of the Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst family

Eckhardt Mária – founding director of the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Centre
Domokos Zsuzsanna – director of the Liszt Ferenc Memorial Museum and Research Centre – Budapest
The opening of the Museum, the past 30 years, plans for the future

Városok, templomok és kastélyok zenéje Magyarországon (Music of towns, churches and castles in Hungary) -  Székesfehérvár
22-23 September 2016

Lecture:
Domokos Zsuzsanna: Verebi Végh János és a Magyar Királyi Zeneakadémia

Europe in the Time of Franz Liszt – Pokrajinski muzej Maribor, Maribor, Szlovénia
13-14 October 2016

Lectures:

Domokos Zsuzsanna: The Hungarian Royal Academy of Music in the 1880’: the Collaboration and Friendship between Liszt and János Verebi Végh

Watzatka Ágnes: The Concerts of Franz Liszt in Budapest

Peternák Anna: Behind the Liszt Statues of Alajos Strobl

All papers can be read here:

 

http://www.museoeurope.si/userfiles/MuseoEurope_2016.pdf



Nineteenth-Century Programme Music - Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto, Lucca, Olaszország
25-27 November 2016

 

http://www.luigiboccherini.org/programmemusic.html

http://www.luigiboccherini.org/images/Programme%20Music.pdf



Lectures:

Domokos Zsuzsanna: Cypresses and Palmes: The Program of Death and the Eternal Life in Liszt’s Late Works

Watzatka Ágnes: Hunnenschlacht - A Specific Materialization of Liszt's Ideas about Programme Music

Bass2016 Prague – Prague, Czech Republic
20-25 September 2016

Lecture:

Spischak Dávid: Mihály Mosonyi as a bass player

 



Further publications, activities:

Domokos Zsuzsanna: „Liszt Faust szimfóniájának „Gretchen” tétele – eredeti változat és átiratok” in Szekvenciáktól szimfóniákig. Tanulmányok Liszt, Bartók és Ligeti 140 éves Zeneakadémiája tiszteletére, szerk. Dobszay Ágnes, Domokos Zsuzsanna, Péteri Lóránt, Vikárius László. (Budapest: Rózsavölgyi és Társa Kiadó – Zeneakadémia, 2015), 87-104.


Watzatka Ágnes:
–„A Mária Teréziához kapcsolódó egyháziének-reform. II. A reform énekkészlete” in Magyar Egyházzene XXII. évf. (2014/2015) 1. szám, 15-28.
–„A Mária Teréziához kapcsolódó egyháziének-reform. III. Reforménekek a magyarországi énekgyakorlatban” in Magyar Egyházzene XXII. évf. (2014/2015) 3. szám, 275–300.
–„Die Ungarische Krönungsmesse – Antithesen und Synthesen der Kirchenmusik einer Nationalfeier” in Musik im Spannungsfeld zwischen nationalem Denken und Weltbürgertum. Heidelberg 2015, 145-161.


Researching Liszt – writings of the coworkers of the Liszt Research Centre
Watzatka Ágnes: „Liszt Ferenc kapcsolata a német Cecília-mozgalommal a Liszt–Witt levelezés tükrében”, Zenetudományi Dolgozatok 2013 – 2014, szerk. Kiss Gábor (Budapest: MTA BTK Zenetudományi Intézet, 2016), 317-358.

Researching Liszt – writings of the coworkers of the Liszt Research Centre
Peternák Anna: „Liszt képleírásai”, Zenetudományi Dolgozatok 2013 – 2014, szerk. Kiss Gábor (Budapest: MTA BTK Zenetudományi Intézet, 2016), 359-381.