A great composer but few realized he was a prophet.
Franz Liszt was born on October 22, 1811, in Raiding, Hungary [now Raiding, Austria]. His father, a multi-instrumentalist, taught him to play piano. By the time Liszt was 9 years old, he was performing in concert halls. As an adult, he toured extensively throughout Europe. He had an affair and children with Marie díAgoult, and later lived with Princess Carolyne zu Sayn-Wittgenstein. By his death, he had written more than 700 compositions.