Franz Liszt, haunted by the spectre of God’s grace, was never able to fully shake off his Catholic faith. Our guest, Dr. Jay Hershberger, the president of the American Liszt Society, shares with us a Catholic portrait of the pianist and composer’s life, highlighting his story of conversion, his later years in fervent practice of his faith, his compositions about various Catholic topics and music for the liturgy, and even about his non-musical writings about the theological issues of the day.
Dr. Alan Walker’s 3-part biography of Liszt is available here:
Check out the American Liszt Society here: http://americanlisztsociety.net
Dr. Hershberger’s faculty page at Concordia College in Moorhead, MN is available here: https://www.concordiacollege.edu/directories/faculty-staff/details/dr-jay-a-hershberger/