As the Catholic Church in Weimar was small and the organ—as well as ‘modern’ music (e.g., chromaticism)—unwelcome in the liturgy, Liszt became acquainted with a circle of Protestant organists, among whom the leading figure  was Johann Gottlob Töpfer (1791–1870)

Introduction During the travels of his virtuoso years, Franz Liszt liked to try out and even perform on various organs throughout Europe.1 However,...

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