Anybody out there remember Beatlemania back in the 1960s?
Maybe you've heard about the commotion when Elvis burst upon the scene a few years earlier.
Lisztmania was like that in Europe in the 1840s.
Audiences went berzerk at this virtuoso pianist who played music considered unplayable except by himself.... or the devil.
So, did Liszt sell his soul in exchange for his skill -- as blues musician Robert Johnson was said to have done at that Mississippi crossroads a century later?