The life, music, and career of Franz Liszt were equally unconventional and groundbreaking for his time. Siepmann's concise biography defines Liszt's glamour and mystique, and the accompanying musical selections highlight what was so distinctive and revolutionary in the great composer/pianist's work. The text, narrated by Siepmann, with Neville Jason narrating as Liszt, is well paced and illuminating. Additional voices render contemporary letters and journals. The center of this production is the musical selections, which pick up their cue from the text and expand our understanding and appreciation of the music for its own sake and for the tumultuous life that produced it - and for life itself, in all its beauty, tumult, and mystery.