Outrageous depiction of classical music's first star

Ken Russell does a Tommy on the life of virtuoso pianist and composer Franz Liszt: essentially, Confessions Of A Rocky Horror Amadeus.

Roger Daltrey, cheerily shagging his way through 19th Century high society as the titular tinkler, isn’t the only similarity – it’s as flamboyant, outrageous and incoherent as you’d expect from a film with Richard Wagner as a Nazi vampire, 20-foot rubber penises and Ringo Starr as the Pope.

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Dan Geary

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