Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
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Synesthesia: 11 great artists who have seen the colour of music
3. Franz Liszt (1811-1886)
When Liszt first became Kapellmeister at Weimar, the orchestra was astonished to hear him demand, “O please, gentlemen, a little bluer, if you please! This tone type requires it!” and “That is a deep violet, please, depend on it! Not so rose!” At first the players thought Liszt was joking, but later realised he actually seemed to be seeing colours.