Liszt’s deeply religious nature, his period as a cleric late in life, and the expression of his religious devotion in music are the themes of this exhibition.
The Museum of the Diocese of Eisenstadt, housed in the former first Franciscan monastery in Eisenstadt, is a worthy location to present Liszt’s religious nature, for both Liszt and his father were affiliated with the Franciscan order.
From his childhood to his old age, Liszt was a deeply religious Catholic, an inclination which culminated in his taking minor orders during a sojourn in Rome in 1865.
Afterwards, Liszt’s external appearance changed. Photographs show him dressed in black clerical garb. This phase of his life also had a great influence on his oeuvre; he composed numerous sacred works. The exhibition will also focus on the plan Liszt conceived in Rome to reform Church music.
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