The Death of Franz Liszt – 31 July 1886

Posted on July 30th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

Franz Liszt, the virtuoso pianist and composer, died in Bayreuth on 31 July 1886, aged 74.

The two newspaper reports below (published in early August 1886), offer a fascinating picture of Liszt’s last hours and also an overview of his life as a genius musician.

The second report entitled,  ‘Revelations About Lizst’, is more gossipy in tone and provides a brief summary of his troubles with Wagner as well as Liszt’s spiritual struggles.

historical newspaper report about The Death of Franz Liszt - 31 July 1886

Manchester Evening News – Tuesday 03 August 1886

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historical newspaper report about The Death of Franz Liszt - 31 July 1886

Pall Mall Gazette – Saturday 03 April 1886

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historical newspaper report about The Death of Franz Liszt - 31 July 1886

Aberdeen Evening Express – Thursday 05 August 1886

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