Mária Eckhardt, István Thomán, Liszt’s Pupil and Successor at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest

This article aims to provide an insight into the studies that István Thomán (1862–1940) undertook with Liszt. It is based on Thomán’s own reminiscences and also deals with his activity as a teacher at the Budapest Academy of Music (cf. his teaching materials and teaching methods), his publications, his followers and the tradition that he established, a tradition that continues to flourish to this day at the Budapest Academy of Music.