Franz Liszt


S. 98 • “Symphonic Poem No.4”

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Orpheus is the fourth of Liszt's 12 symphonic poems, written during his tenure as Grand Ducal Director of Music Extraordinary at Weimar. While conducting a performance of Gluck's Orfeo ed Eurydice at the Weimar Court Theatre in 1854, he decided to compose a prelude and postlude to Orfeo; these were performed with the o... read more