Millions to be lavished on Liszt researchNews
The German Research Foundation has authorised a budget of millions of Euros to digitise the complete works of Franz Liszt, few of which are much performed nowadays.
‘Franz Liszt is the only prominent composer of the 19th century for whom there is still no complete list of sources and works,’ says musicologist Christiane Wiesenfeldt who is in charge of the project.
So far, 1.2 million Euros have been allocated for the first three years of a 12-year collaborative venture between Heidelberg University, the Saxon State Library in Dresden and the Goethe and Schiller Archive in Weimar.
What about the Hungarian sources? I wonder.
And the Vatican?
Seems a bit undercooked, like so much of Liszt’s orchestral music.