Child prodigy, piano virtuoso, heartthrob and enchanter of Europe's concert halls: Franz Liszt was one of the most dazzling musical personalities of the Romantic era and the composer of a gigantic oeuvre. On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Liszt's birth in Raiding, the commemorative year Lisztomania 2011 is being staged in the province of Burgenland, with a superlative programme of concerts at the Liszt Festival Raiding, six multi-facetted exhibitions and a wide variety of special projects.
Johannes und Eduard Kutrowatz, the artistic directors of the Liszt Festival Raiding, have set a variety of focuses for 2011 at the Liszt concert centre: a cycle of piano works, a cycle of orchestral works, a cycle of lieder and vocal works, projects and world premieres, as well as commemorative concerts. These will be presented in four blocks in January, March, June and October. The opening concert on 27 January 2011 will also be the start of Lisztomania 2011©.