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Liszt-Haus Raiding

Liszt House Raiding - On 22 October 1811 Franz Liszt was born in what is now the Liszt House Raiding.

Liszt-Haus Raiding

Liszt-Haus Raiding

Liszt-Haus Raiding

Liszt-Haus Raiding

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On 22 October 1811 Franz Liszt was born in what is now the Liszt House Raiding. Today the remaining building of the former Esterházy estate functions as a museum which offers an ideal setting to portray the origins and career of the young virtuoso. Here are the roots of the superstar of the 19th century and from here he started his career to conquer the world with his music and to capture the hearts of his audience.
The exhibition provides a very personal and intimate view on Franz Liszt by focusing on his origins in Raiding and his time of being a child prodigy in Vienna and Paris. His romantic relationships with countess Marie d´Agoult and princess Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein are presented as well as the lives and fates of Liszt´s children Blandine, Daniel and Cosima, the later wife of Richard Wagner. Together with his daughter Cosima and her husband Franz Liszt played an important role in establishing the Bayreuth Festival. Additionally the exhibition displays Liszt´s profound religious beliefs during his adolescent years as Abbé Liszt.
The exhibition area in the concert house focuses on the portrayal of Liszt as a celebrity and businessman. The centre of this exhibition is the Blue Salon, originally located in Vienna, which functioned as Liszt´s accommodation and now offers a treasure chamber of souvenirs and cult objects. Liszt´s concert tour in Europe and the so-called Lisztomania – the hysterical adoration of the piano wizard – are additionally presented. Multilingual guided tours, an exciting programme for children and audio guides provide vivid impressions of Liszt´s birth place.

The permanent exhibition "Franz Liszt - child prodigy Abbé" can be viewed from March to November. The exact opening times can be found on the website!

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Phone: +43 2619-510 47-16