A group member wanted to share a colorized picture of Liszt he worked on. I asked him if he would like me to give the story behind the picture. He said yes. This picture was taken by the photographer Friedrich Hertel in Weimar in July 1876. It comes from a series, and Liszt is smiling on almost all of them, which is worth noting, knowing that this is rare.
Franz Liszt, Paris, 1866 (Pierre Petit). In March 1866, Liszt was in Paris. He allowed three photographers to take some pictures of him in their respective studios: Ferdinand Mulnier, Erwin Hanfstaengl (known as Erwin) and Pierre Petit. I find the shots taken by Erwin and Pierre Petit quite similar, but Liszt looks very serious (as usual) in the shots taken by Erwin and a bit more relaxed in the ones taken by Pierre Petit.
This picture was posted and some group members commented: they thought it was a picture of Liszt with his daughter Cosima and Hans von Bülow who was Cosima’s first husband before she married Wagner. This is not the case.
So let us not worry, and look instead as it has been taught us to do, as the birds of the air and the lilies of the field, keeping complete faith in Our Father’s goodness. The quote is from a letter Liszt wrote to Marie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, the daughter of his partner Carolyne, from Rome in February 18, 1870. The picture was taken by Louis Held in 1885, and is part of a series of pictures Mr Held took of Liszt and his pupils in the Hofgärtnerei, his home in Weimar, where he received students attending his famous masterclasses.
A new Liszt video with the new AI algorithm. I treated period 1866 to 1874. The difference is that I added the original pictures for you to see the original…
Abstract: The topic of early metronome markings has always been a long-standing puzzle for musicians and scholars. Conductors and performers face the difficult task of interpreting tempi indications of works…
In life one must decide whether to conjugate the verb to have or the verb to be. The picture we see here, a pretty famous one, was taken in October 1867 by the photographer Franz Hanfstaengl. It is incomplete, though. The full picture represents Liszt sitting in a wooden armchair and holding a handkerchief. It was taken in Munich, during a trip from Rome to Lucerne.
Article in French. Introduction to the article on the liszt-franz.com website: This article is about Bernhard Ruchti’s book “‘Ad nos, ad salutarem undam’ by Franz Liszt… The most powerful work…
“I carry a deep sadness of the heart which must now and then break out in sound.” This picture was taken in Paris in May 1861 by the sculptor ans photograph Salomon (Antoine Samuel Adam-Salomon), who had his studio in rue de La Rochefoucauld in Paris. The photo was probably taken in this studio. The particularity of this picture is that Salomon asked all his models to pose drapped with a velvet cloth, which is the case here for Liszt.
I wanted to look at the effect of the AI on pictures in a bad condition. I had to treat some of them so that the algorithm recongnizes the face….