Some crazy facts about Lisztomania
Throwing underwear on stage, shouts and screams that remind from whether the injured killer whales, or the peak point of pleasure ... What could it mean? Madness? Maybe. Mental illness? Quite possibly. But we will not torment you, and tell you what to go crazy on the music in such a plan began in the nineteenth century. And it happened not on the performance of a rock musician out there, and it is currently at a decent classical concert.
Long before Elvis, "Beatles" and Justin Bieber was one man who plays and has caused so frenzied euphoria. This was called nugget Ferenc sheet. Contemporaries called this phenomenon "Lisztomania", and at the end of the nineteenth century "listoman" - it was not just cute nickname. Women behaving like mad when his fingers touched the Franz Liszt piano keys. Doctors have seriously believed that his game is a series of mental illness.
The women throwing their underwear at him
Franz Liszt was the sex symbol of her time. Not yet started his concert, in principle, everything was quiet. The audience applauded actively waiting for the maestro and behaved quite adequately, but as soon as the sheet leaves the stage, started something incredible - people throwing their underwear at him. Of course, not every woman behaved so otvyaznyh, and was ready to throw the pants in his favorite pianist. Some of the admirers of his art were a little more modest. Those who have had a little more self-control, just throwing handkerchiefs, bouquets of roses or a few torn pieces of cloth from his clothes on stage.
Some politely sat in the front row a few inches away, peering through binoculars at the pianist, to the best you can see his face. Others simply could not muster the strength to throw something at the scene. During a chaotic concert in Berlin in 1842, several women began to laugh uncontrollably and hysterical at the sight of Franz Liszt, and others just lose consciousness. However, those who have lost consciousness, was not lucky, because they missed a truly historic event. This concert is the first in the history of performance, when the audience is literally rushed to the scene to his favorite musician.
The girls put in their medallions of his half-smoked cigarette
When the concert ended with Franz Liszt, then began utter chaos. Crazed ladies climb onto the stage and tried to steal anything endured with a man. They even fought for his handkerchief, as if girls were more restrained, they could break his gloves into small pieces, and each accrue to a souvenir - a piece of Ferenc they necessarily kept under the heart. There is evidence that many women bring with them to the performances of Liszt small bottles into which they could merge some coffee, which was constantly at his concerts next to the instrument when it is played. One journalist even described a lady who in his eyes plucked out bin cigarette butt that smoked sheet. Moreover, the woman did not just pick up a souvenir home. She ordered the jeweler special medallion with precious stones, which the jeweler engrave initials "F. L. ". This locket she wore to the fight produced a cigarette butt.
The men loved him too
Not only women go crazy with Franz Liszt. Men too are not spared this fatal passion for the pianist. They wrote long letters in which he described how he was handsome, and they are smitten with love for him. Personally saw Liszt, Russian critic Yuri Arnold wrote: "As soon as I got home, I took off his coat, threw his sofa and wept by the most passionate and sweet tears." This was not an isolated case.
When he saw Liszt, two friends called Stas and Serov wrote that they swear that from now until the end of their lives that day, April 8, 1842, they will never forget, because it has become sacred to them. When Hans Christian Andersen was not writing "The Little Mermaid", though he spent his time trying to draw the attention of Franz Liszt to his person. "When the sheet entered the salon, my body walked electric current. I experienced the excitement and shock, "- he wrote in his diary when he saw the pianist for the first time -" It seemed like a ray of sunshine lit up the gloomy room, and myself. "
People have lost the power of speech, being with him
Franz Liszt could get any girl, and it does not matter that she could be unfree. Even if you were a famous French novelist Honore de Balzac, Franz was enough to look at your wife, and she began to devote to his poems and send letters with declarations of love. In fact, all that has happened to poor Honore de Balzac. When he invited the pianist to his house, beloved of Balzac and his future wife, Evelyn Ghana was just crazy with happiness. Eva was immensely pleased to meet in person with such a well-known pianist. When the meeting came to an end, and Ferenc left, the woman climbed into bed and began to write in the diary of Liszt. "His eyes were calm and pale, but they light up lights under the influence of his wit and sparkle like jewels" - wrote in Ghana allegedly while Balzac did not see her. It describes each of the Ferenc body - hair, torso, mouth - that "made her dream."