Lisztomania is a need to listen to music all the time.
This word was coined by the German romantic literary figure Heinrich Heine to describe the massive public response to the Hungarian composer and pianist Franz Liszt's virtuosic piano performances.
Admirers of Liszt would swarm over him, fighting over his handkerchiefs and gloves. Fans would wear his portrait on brooches and cameos. Women would try to get locks of his hair, and whenever he broke a piano string, admirers would try to obtain it in order to make a bracelet. Some female admirers would even carry glass phials into which they poured his coffee dregs. Women fought over his silk handkerchiefs and velvet gloves, which they ripped to shreds as souvenirs. According to one report: Liszt once threw away an old cigar stump in the street under the watchful eyes of an infatuated lady-in-waiting, who reverently picked the offensive weed out of the gutter, had it encased in a locket and surrounded with the monogram “F.L.” in diamonds, and went about her courtly duties unaware of the sickly odor it gave forth.
Helping fuel this atmosphere was the artist’s mesmeric personality and stage presence. Lisztomania, or “Liszt fever” as it was sometimes called, was the intense fan frenzy directed toward him during his performances, which by many witnesses testified that Liszt’s playing raised the mood of audiences to a level of mystical ecstasy.