Research PaperFranz Liszt, Trübe Wolken, S. 199In every period of music there always seems to be a prominent leader. In the classical period where Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn dominated Beethoven was the prominent leader, not only because of his compositions, but he also led us in to the Romantic Period. Although the Classical Period can be considered a class of heavyweight composers, the Romantic Period was heavily touted as well. With composers such as Robert and Clara Schumann, Frédéric Chopin, and Hector Berlioz to name a few, the Romantic Period was filled with emotion, individuality, and imagination. Although this period was filled with many great composers, none were as prominent as Franz Liszt. He was known for his virtuoso style and composition, but it was his later composition Trübe Wolken, S. 199 that catapulted him to the fore front and made him the prominent leader of the Romantic Period. Franz Liszt’s experimental use of augmented triads andunconventional cadences in Trübe Wolken, S.199 set the tone for composers in the twentieth century and prove to show he was a man amongst the boys in the Romantic Period. Born October 22, 1811, in the part of Western Hungary, which after World War I was ceded to Austria and became known as the Burgenland.