All the money and fame in the world couldn’t compare to the joy of creating something all his own.
Rich and successful, a dashing young musical superstar so adored that women faint when they meet him in the street, Franz Liszt is restless. He knows that something is missing in his glamorous life as the world’s greatest concert pianist. He meets Josy, a naturally gifted young Gypsy street musician, and subsequently wagers that he can turn Josy into a world-class musician. The bet turns into a mighty struggle of wills - the worldly sophisticate against the resourceful Gypsy boy and a conflict of freedom vs. discipline, heart vs. brain, passion vs. technique. Set in 1846, Liszt’s Rhapsody celebrates the miracle of talent and the triumph of dreams fulfilled.
The movie is approximately 49 minutes in duration and is in English, Spanish and French languages.
Intended Grades: Grade 3-6
- Josy Plays and Liszt Meets Him
- Fortune Telling
- Roma Camp
- Josy’s Family Lets Him Go with Liszt
- Josy Moves In
- Josy’s Lessons
- Josy Wants to Learn
- Liszt Gives a Concert
- Josy Plays for Guests
- Josy Accused of Theft
- Liszt Apologies to Josy
- Josy Plays in the Contest
- Josy Confronts Liszt
- Josy and Liszt Play Private Concert