Franz Liszt
Fantasies and paraphrases

About Franz Liszt's Fantasies and paraphrases

Fantasies and paraphrases played an important part in shaping Liszt´s role as leading musical figure of his generation.
He transcribed, arranged and performed vocal and orchestral works by his contemporaries in order to promote music that he admired, but also in order to challenge himself to enrich the field of piano techniques.
In the Opera paraphrases, based on small fragments of the original work, he uses the most memorable moments to try to capture the essence of the Opera’s characters and ideas.