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Franz Liszt Manuscript

A description of the item at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 25 Jun 2010

Biographical History

Franz Liszt (1811-1886) was a Hungarian composer, pianist and teacher noted for his great skill as a virtuoso performer and his invention of the "symphonic poem." He was friends with Chopin and Berlioz.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Franz Liszt Manuscript consists of a single handwritten manuscript of a funeral dirge. An inscription on the back in French reads, "Cette marche funebre fur improvisee par Litz [sic] le surlendemain de la mort de son pere qui fut enterre a Boulougne."

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Subject Headings


Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886.


Composers -- 19th century.
Music -- 19th century.
Pianists -- 19th century.

Genres and Forms

Manuscripts (document genre)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Franz Liszt Manuscript,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Purchase, 1987.

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