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Walker, Alan 1930-

Overview
Works: 124 works in 510 publications in 5 languages and 13,328 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  History  Arrangements (Music)  Symphonies  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Honoree, Narrator, Redactor, Commentator, Speaker, Interviewee
Classifications: ML410.L7, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Walker
Franz Liszt by Alan Walker( Book )

71 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 2,025 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( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and German and held by 1,641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hans von Bülow 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, Bülow 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 Wagner (for whom his wife Cosima famously left him), Bülow is intricately connected with the canonical greats of the period. Yet despite his critical and lasting importance for orchestral music, Bülow's life and significant achievements have yet to be heralded in biographical form. In Hans von Bülow: A Life and Times, Alan Walker, the acclaimed author of numerous award-winning books on the era's iconic composers, provides the first full-length English biography of this remarkable musical figure. Walker traces Bülow's life in illuminating and engaging detail, from the first piano lessons of his boyhood days, to his first American tour, to his last days as conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic. Unearthing Bülow's extensive and previously unavailable correspondence and writings, Walker conveys amusing and informative anecdotes about this unique musical legend- from his sardonic and clever personality to his meticulous devotion to his work-and reveals enlightening insights on the still-contested sensibilities of musical-compositional style and "idea" at play in the vibrant musical world of which Bülowwas a part."--Publisher's description
Franz Liszt : the man and his music by Alan Walker( Book )

15 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on Liszt by Alan Walker( )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,038 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."--Jacket
Frederic Chopin : profiles of the man and the musician by Alan Walker( Book )

28 editions published between 1956 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Schumann : the man and his music by Alan Walker( Book )

9 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anatomy of musical criticism by Alan Walker( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study in musical analysis by Alan Walker( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chopin companion : profiles of the man and the musician by Alan Walker( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of Franz Liszt : based on the unpublished diary of his pupil Lina Schmalhausen by Lina Schmalhausen( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Schmalhausen's tale of neglect, family indifference, and medical malpractice was considered so explosive at the time of its writing that it was kept from public view. The twenty-two-year-old Schmalhausen was regarded with suspicion by many in the composer's inner circle, as well as by other confidants, and a sanitized and inaccurate depiction of Liszt's death made its way into the history books."
Liszt by Alan Walker( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 395 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
Fryderyk Chopin : a life and times by Alan Walker( Book )

8 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alan Walker's monumental Fryderk Chopin: A Life and Times is the most comprehensive biography of the great Polish composer to appear in English in more than a century. Based on ten years of research and a vast cache of primary sources located in archives in Warsaw, Paris, London, New York, and Washington, D.C., it is a corrective work intended to dispel the many myths and legends that continue to surround Chopin, and an intimate look into a dramatic life. Of particular focus are Chopin's childhood and youth in Poland, which are brought into line with the latest scholarly findings; his oftentimes troubled romantic life with George Sand, with whom he lived for nine years; and his untimely death at age thirty-nine, which inspired three thousand people to flock to the Madeleine Church in Paris for his funeral. Thorough and engaging, and written in highly readable prose, Fryderyk Chopin wears its scholarship lightly: this is a book suited as much for the professional pianist as it is for the casual music lover. Just as he did in his definitive biography of Franz Liszt, Walker illuminated his subject with unprecedented clarity. This magisterial work brings to life one of the nineteenth century's most confounding, beloved, and legendary artists"--Dust jacket flap
Living with Liszt : from the diary of Carl Lachmund, an American pupil of Liszt, 1882-1884 by Carl Lachmund( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagboek van een Amerikaanse leerling over de pianolessen en het dagelijkse contact met de Hongaarse componist (1811-1886)
Liszt, Carolyne, and the Vatican : the story of a thwarted marriage by Alan Walker( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The treasury of great Canadian humour by Alan Walker( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schumann by Alan Walker( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven symphonies nos. 1-5 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

1 edition published in 1998 and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven symphonies nos. 6-9 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

3 editions published in 2001 and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Schumann: the man and his music by Alan Walker( Book )

5 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Complete catalogue of Schumann's works": p.[446]-479
 
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Franz Liszt
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Hans von Bülow : a life and timesReflections on LisztThe Chopin companion : profiles of the man and the musicianThe death of Franz Liszt : based on the unpublished diary of his pupil Lina SchmalhausenLiving with Liszt : from the diary of Carl Lachmund, an American pupil of Liszt, 1882-1884Liszt, Carolyne, and the Vatican : the story of a thwarted marriageNew light on Liszt and his music : essays in honor of Alan Walker's 65th birthdayBeethoven symphonies nos. 1-5Beethoven symphonies nos. 6-9
Alternative Names
Alan Walker britisch-kanadischer Musikwissenschaftler

Alan Walker Brits musicoloog

Alan Walker engelsk-kandadisk musikkviter og universitetsprofessor

Uākā, Aran 1930-

Алан Уолкер

אלן ווקר

ألان ووكر

アラン・ウォーカー

ウォーカー, アラン

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