Liszt

1988 SF. Discovered 1988 Sept. 16 by E. W. Elst at St. Michel.

Named in memory of Franz Liszt (1811-1886), legendary master of the piano and a courageous fighter for progress in the musical art. A grand and many-sided composer, his works ranged from Hungarian rhapsodies to symphonic poems. While a student at the University of Bonn, the discoverer became acqainted with Lady Elisabeth von Loe-Schultz, who was privileged to have known the composer. At her home the discoverer regularly played before a small audience of students several of Liszt's famous piano etudes. (M 15575)

Name endorsed by F. Borngen, Tautenburg, who independently proposed the name for another minor planet, and who notes that from 1848 to 1861 Liszt was the conductor of the court orchestra in Weimar, not far from Tautenburg.

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