Title

Franz Liszt: Tone Poems

Type of Submission

Performance

Keywords

Liszt, tone poem, music, Petrarca, late romantic, poem, dramatic, text painting, analysis, piano

Abstract

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) was a composer during the late romantic era who was a master at writing tone poems. He had been composing music according to the forms of the classical and early romantic eras, but wanted to take a step further. So he began to create pictures, stories, and poems through his compositions. This is an example of program music. This presentation will discuss Liszt’s composition style in his tone poems, and what makes him unique in his writings. I will do an analysis of a particular piano piece “Sonetto 104 del Petrarca”. This piece was inspired by a poem written by Francesco Petrarca, who was a poet and scholar of the Renaissance Era. After the analysis, I will performance will be done of this piece, concluding the presentation.

Faculty Sponsor or Advisor’s Name

Dr. Sandra Yang

Campus Venue

Dixon Ministry Center, Recital Hall

Location

Cedarville, OH

Start Date

4-16-2014 1:20 PM

End Date

4-16-2014 1:40 PM

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Apr 16th, 1:20 PM Apr 16th, 1:40 PM

Franz Liszt: Tone Poems

Cedarville, OH

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) was a composer during the late romantic era who was a master at writing tone poems. He had been composing music according to the forms of the classical and early romantic eras, but wanted to take a step further. So he began to create pictures, stories, and poems through his compositions. This is an example of program music. This presentation will discuss Liszt’s composition style in his tone poems, and what makes him unique in his writings. I will do an analysis of a particular piano piece “Sonetto 104 del Petrarca”. This piece was inspired by a poem written by Francesco Petrarca, who was a poet and scholar of the Renaissance Era. After the analysis, I will performance will be done of this piece, concluding the presentation.