As you may know, Franz Liszt (1811-1886) is remembered as a virtuoso pianist and composer. His adaptations in piano performance and technique are a cornerstone in the study of the instrument while his contribution to composition is widely celebrated today. While Liszt’s intellectual pursuits and achievements deserve their recognition, today I want to honor his endowment to sexiness. In case you didn’t know, Franz Liszt was a total hottie.
One of the top questions asked by young adults when getting to know each other is “What kind of music do you listen to?” While the importance of music in our culture is undeniably strong, YOUR music can say a lot about what kind of person you are.
By Elizabeth Delaney
While I find that I enjoy many different genres of music, I've become keenly aware that there are benefits to studying classical music, even though I'm primarily a singer who just uses my keyboard or my acoustic guitar as accompaniment. With most classical pieces, it can take several weeks before you're truly comfortable with it. This being the case, I have discovered that if I don't like the piece I'm studying, it's extremely difficult to exercise the discipline to stick with the song. I typically like the romantic era of the classics the best. I especially like Chopin. And for me, studying something I like is often where I find that dividing line between a piece that frustrates me and one I label as challenging. Challenge is where I experience growth.