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Walker, Alan 1930-

Overview
Works: 93 works in 353 publications in 3 languages and 11,663 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  History  Music  Musical settings  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material, Honoree, Narrator, Speaker, Interviewee, Commentator
Classifications: ML410.L7, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Walker
Franz Liszt by Alan Walker ( Book )
52 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and French and held by 2,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The last volume of Walker's biography of the great Hungarian composer covers Liszt's retreat into a monastery and emergence as a Roman Catholic cleric, the death of his eldest daughter Blandine, his tumltuous relationship with his younger daughter Cosima, his nervous breakdown in 1877 and struggle with suicidal impulses, and eventual death in 1886
Hans von Bülow a life and times by Alan Walker ( )
10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hans von Bulow is a key figure in 19th century music whose career path was as broad as it was successful. Music history's first virtuoso orchestral conductor, Bulow created the model for the profession-both in musical brilliance and in domineering personality-which still holds forth today. He was an eminent and renowned concert pianist, a respected (and often feared) teacher and music critic, an influential editor of works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Beethoven, and a composer in a variety of musical genres. As a student and son-in-law of Franz Liszt, and estranged friend of Richard Wagne
Franz Liszt : the man and his music by Alan Walker ( Book )
13 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frederic Chopin : profiles of the man and the musician by Alan Walker ( Book )
17 editions published between 1966 and 1979 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Schumann : the man and his music by Alan Walker ( Book )
20 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 960 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Complete catalogue of Schumann's works": p.[446]-479
An anatomy of musical criticism by Alan Walker ( Book )
14 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study in musical analysis by Alan Walker ( Book )
11 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Chopin companion; profiles of the man and the musician by Alan Walker ( Book )
5 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The death of Franz Liszt : based on the unpublished diary of his pupil Lina Schmalhausen by Lina Schmalhausen ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After falling ill during a visit to Bayreuth, Franz Liszt uttered this melancholy refrain throughout his final days, which were spent in rented rooms in a house opposite Wahnfried, the home of his daughter Cosima and his deceased son-in-law Richard Wagner. Attended by incompetent doctors and ignored and treated coldly by his daughter, the great composer endured needless pain and indignity, according to a knowledgeable eyewitness. Lina Schmalhausen, his student, caregiver, and close companion, recorded in her diary a graphic description of her teacher's illness and death. Alan Walker here presents this never-before-published account of Liszt's demise in the summer of 1886."
Liszt by Alan Walker ( Book )
7 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains Liszt's bad reputation as a composer and touches lightly on the indiscretions of his personal life. Tells of his popularity as a concert pianist
Reflections on Liszt by Alan Walker ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In a series of essays that tell us much not only about the phenomenon that was Franz Liszt but also about the musical and cultural life of nineteenth-century Europe, Alan Walker muses on aspects of Liszt's life and work that he was unable to explore in his biography of the great composer and pianist. Topics include Liszt's contributions to the Lied, the lifelong impact of his encounter with Beethoven, his influence on students who became famous in their own right, his accomplishments in transcribing and editing the works of other composers, and his innovative piano technique. One chapter is devoted to the Sonata in B Minor, perhaps Liszt's single most celebrated composition."--BOOK JACKET
Living with Liszt : from the diary of Carl Lachmund, an American pupil of Liszt, 1882-1884 by Carl Lachmund ( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dagboek van een Amerikaanse leerling over de pianolessen en het dagelijkse contact met de Hongaarse componist (1811-1886)
New light on Liszt and his music : essays in honor of Alan Walker's 65th birthday ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liszt, Carolyne, and the Vatican : the story of a thwarted marriage by Alan Walker ( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schumann by Alan Walker ( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beethoven symphonies nos. 6-9 by Ludwig van Beethoven ( )
2 editions published in 2001 and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Franz Liszt by Alan Walker ( Book )
20 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Faust symphony : in three character pictures by Franz Liszt ( )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in German and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Schubert song transcriptions for solo piano. the complete Schwanengesang by Franz Schubert ( )
1 edition published in 1999 and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Franz Liszt by Alan Walker ( Book )
15 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The third 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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Alternative Names
Uākā, Aran 1930-
Walker, Alan.
Walker, Alan Ongaku Hyoronka
Walker, Alan オンガク ヒョウロンカ
ウォーカー, アラン
Languages
English (218)
French (8)
German (2)
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