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The Death of Franz Liszt – 31 July 1886

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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