Franz Liszt: The virtuoso years, 1811-1847

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Cornell University Press, 1987 - 512 sidor

The first volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.

"You can't help but keep turning the pages, wondering how it will all turn out: and Walker's accumulated readings of Liszt's music have to be taken seriously indeed."--D. Kern Holoman, New York Review of Books

"A conscientious scholar passionate about his subject. Mr. Walker makes the man and his age come to life. These three volumes will be the definitive work to which all subsequent Liszt biographies will aspire."--Harold C. Schonberg, Wall Street Journal

"What distinguishes Walker from Liszt's dozens of earlier biographers is that he is equally strong on the music and the life. A formidable musicologist with a lively polemical style, he discusses the composer's works with greater understanding and clarity than any previous biographer. And whereas many have recycled the same erroneous, often damaging information, Walker has relied on his own prodigious, globe-trotting research, a project spanning twenty-five years. The result is a textured portrait of Liszt and his times without rival."--Elliot Ravetz, Time

"The prose is so lively that the reader is often swept along by the narrative. . . . This three-part work . . . is now the definitive work on Liszt in English and belongs in all music collections."--Library Journal

 

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Liszt and the Literature
3
Liszts Family Background
30
Childhood in Hungary
53
Vienna 18211823
71
Paris and the First World Tours
89
The tours begin Prince Metternich intercedes Liszt plays in Munich Augsburg Stuttgart
120
The Death of Liszts Father
125
After the July Revolution
143
A tryst in Basel June 1835 arrival in Geneva at the rue Tabazan the first Letters of
227
Suitzerland and Italy
244
After the Flood in Hungary 18381839
253
Liszt and the Keyboard
285
The modern piano recital is created Liszts feats of memory some bad pianos Liszts
317
his speech of acceptance the ceremony is misunderstood beyond Hungarys borders Liszt
338
Berlin and St Petersburg 18411842
364
Nélida versus Guermann
382

A Riot of Pianists
161
Paganini
168
Berlioz and Chopin
178
Liszt and Berlioz Paganinis gift of 20000 francs Liszt makes a piano arrangement of
188
Liszt is introduced to Countess Marie dAgoult an account of their first meeting her child
203
Elopement to Geneva
209
The Beethoven Monument Unveiled in Bonn 1845
417
Transylvania Russia and Turkey 18461847
427
Catalogue of works which Liszt played in public
445
Index
463
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Om författaren (1987)

Alan Walker is Professor Emeritus of Music at McMaster University, Canada, and author of numerous books, including The Death of Franz Liszt Based on the Unpublished Diary of His Pupil Lina Schmalhausen; Franz Liszt: The Virtuoso Years, 1811-1847 (volume 1); The Weimar Years, 1848-1861 (volume 2); and The Final Years, 1861-1886 (volume 3), all from Cornell, and Hans Von Bülow: A Life and Times. He has been awarded the Music Teachers National Association 2010 Achievement Award, the Royal Philharmonic Society Prize, and the medal Pro Cultura Hungarica, presented by the President of Hungary.

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