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Franz Liszt and his world

Author: Christopher Howard Gibbs; Dana A Gooley
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2006.
Series: Bard Music Festival series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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No nineteenth-century composer had more diverse ties to his contemporary world than Franz Liszt (1811-1886). At various points in his life he made his home in Vienna, Paris, Weimar, Rome, and Budapest. In his roles as keyboard virtuoso, conductor, master teacher, and abbe, he reinvented the concert experience, advanced a progressive agenda for symphonic and dramatic music, rethought the possibilities of church music  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Franz Liszt and his world.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)644098312
Named Person: Franz Liszt; Franz Liszt; Franz Liszt
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Howard Gibbs; Dana A Gooley
ISBN: 0691129010 9780691129013 0691129029 9780691129020
OCLC Number: 71126342
Description: xx, 587 p. : ill., music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Essays. Liszt, Italy, and the Republic of the imagination / Anna Harwell Celenza ; Heine, Liszt, and the song of the future / Susan Youens ; The battle against instrumental virtuosity in the early nineteenth century / Dana Gooley ; Prophet and populace in Liszt's Beethoven cantatas / Ryan Minor ; "Just two words. Enormous success" Liszt's 1838 Vienna concerts / Christopher H. Gibbs ; Liszt, Wagner, and unfolding form : Orpheus and the gensis of Tristan und Isolde / Rainer Kleinertz ; Publishing paraphrases and creating collectors : Friedrich Hofmeister, Franz Liszt, and the technology of popularity / James Deaville --
Part II. Biographical documents. Liszt on the artist in society / introduced and translated by Ralph P. Locke ; The first biography: Joseph d'Ortigue on Franz Liszt at age twenty-three / introduced and edited by Benjamin Walton ; translated by Vincent Giroud ; Ludwig Rellstab's biographical sketch of Liszt / introduced and translated by Alan Keiler ; From the biographer's workshop : Lina Ramann's questionnaires to Liszt / introduced and annotated by Rena Charnin Mueller ; translated by Susan Hohl --
Part III. Criticism and reception. Fétis's review of the Transcendental etudes / introduced and translated by Peter Bloom ; Heinrich Heine on Liszt / selected and introduced by Rainer Kleinertz ; translated by Susan Gillespie ; Even his critics must concede : press accounts of Liszt at the Bonn Beethoven festival / selected, introduced and translated by José Antonio Bowen ; Defending Liszt : Felix Draeseke on the symphonic poems / introduced and edited by James Deaville ; translated by Susan Hohl --
Part IV. Reflections on Franz Liszt. A mirror to the nineteenth century : reflections of Franz Liszt / Leon Botstein.
Series Title: Bard Music Festival series.
Responsibility: edited by Christopher H. Gibbs and Dana Gooley.
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