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Villa d'Este
Creative Commons AttributionVilla d'Este - Credit: Neaners

A Renaissance villa in Tivoli where Franz Liszt was invited by its owner, Cardinal Gustav von Hohenlohe. Liszt composed his Les Jeux d'Eaux a la Villa d'Este to evoke the glorious gardens. They were later used to spectacular effect by the film-maker Kenneth Anger for his experimental short film L'Eaux d'artifice.

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Liszt had a close but sometimes difficult friendship with fellow composer Richard Wagner, who married his daughter Cosima.