Leó Festetics

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The native form of this personal name is tolnai gróf Festetics Leó. This article uses Western name order when mentioning individuals.

Count Leó Festetics de Tolna (8 October 1800, Pécs, Hungary – 15 November 1884), was a patron of music and an amateur composer, from a prominent Croatian Hungarian family, Festetics.[1][2]

He was a friend and correspondent of Franz Liszt, who dedicated to him his Hungarian Rhapsody No. 13 in A minor (1847, pub. 1853). Liszt based his Spanisches Ständchen (S. 487) on a melody provided by Count Festetics. In 1856, Festetics published his designs for a theatre (British Library collection).

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