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Crescendo Of Friendship

Whatever the period or the genre, the high-dose energy born of the friendship between two musicians can be traced in their works. What’s really beautiful is that this energy lives on forever in their music.


Frederic Chopin and Franz Liszt, two pioneers of the Romantic period, are unforgettable thanks to both their achievements and their friendship. Liszt’s friendship with Chopin lasted until the latter’s death in 1849. Throughout his friendship with Chopin, who lived nearly 40 years, they contributed to each other’s development both musically and technically. Chopin’s deep melodies and musical worthiness and Liszt’s virtuosic technique inspired one another. In fact, it’s related that Liszt never left Chopin alone in his last minutes. Chopin dedicated his “ tude Op. 10” to Liszt.


Having met in 1971, Iggy Pop and David Bowie are two personalities who carved their names in music history with their tumultuous friendship and albums. The two musicians visited various French and German studios in West Berlin to record their individual albums. While Iggy Pop released “The Idiot” and “Lust for Life”, Bowie composed the famous “Berlin Trilogy” which comprises the albums “Low”, “Heroes”, and “Lodger”. Each of these albums came to be known as classics. In an interview in 2016, Iggy Pop said he still couldn’t quite accept Bowie’s death. “My friendship with David was the light of my life. I’ve never met someone so intelligent. He was the best.” Iggy clearly cannot get over Bowie.


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