Liszt s Kiss

Liszt s Kiss Author Susanne Dunlap
ISBN-10 9781416539643
Release 2007-04-10
Pages 336
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The romantic story of a young female pianist in cholera-ravaged Paris of 1832, whose own tragedy leaves her susceptible to the passions and scandals of the composer Franz Liszt At the height of the Romantic era in Paris, there was no bigger celebrity than the composer and pianist Franz Liszt. A fiery and gorgeous Hungarian, he made women swoon at soirees and left a trail of broken hearts behind him. Anne, a countess and talented young pianist whose mother has just died of cholera, hears Franz Liszt in concert and is swept up in his allure. The enigmatic Marie d'Agoult, a friend of Anne's late mother, takes her under her wing and introduces her to the artistic world -- despite the objections of Anne's sullen and sorrowful father. Anne soon finds herself in the midst of dangerous intrigues, discovering a family secret so shocking that her father will go to any lengths to protect it. With the ominous presence of Paris's most deadly epidemic looming over every turbulent event, Liszt's Kiss is a rich evocation of a remarkable period as seen through the eyes of a sensitive young artist.



Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt Author Michael Saffle
ISBN-10 9781135839598
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 536
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First published in 2009. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.



Franz Liszt The virtuoso years 1811 1847

Franz Liszt  The virtuoso years  1811 1847 Author Alan Walker
ISBN-10 0801494214
Release 1987
Pages 512
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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



Beethoven s Kiss

Beethoven s Kiss Author Kevin Kopelson
ISBN-10 0804725977
Release 1996
Pages 198
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The first chapter, on the amateur pianist, scrutinizes the way Andre Gide and Roland Barthes discuss piano playing, their favorite composers - and their homosexuality. Situating these discussions within the histories of sexuality and amateur pianism, the author argues that connections between musical and sexual mastery are shaped by the "performance" of class and gender



Musical Biography

Musical Biography Author JolantaT. Pekacz
ISBN-10 9781351556965
Release 2017-07-05
Pages 248
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Musical biography has rarely been an object of theoretical and methodological reflection. Our present-day perception of the lives of prominent composers and performers of the past has been largely formed by cultural and political assumptions of nineteenth-century biographers and their twentieth-century followers. While older biographies are being scrutinized for veracity and 'updated' with new evidence, their historiographical premisses and narrative techniques remain largely unchallenged. The epistemological upheavals in the humanities since the 1960s have generated a body of theoretical thought that has undermined many of the assumptions of traditional biography. Consequently, many of these assumptions have lost their hold as viable underpinnings for present-day scholarly biography. For example, the accumulation of facts is no longer believed to bring us closer to an understanding of the subject; nor are the traditional views of the unified self and the self as a foundational idea taken for granted. This volume brings together musicologists and historians who explore, through individual case studies, the rich potential of these new theories for writing musical lives. The authors of this volume examine how the insights provided by these theories illuminate our critical reassessment of older biographies - and the interpretations of musical works these biographies were used to construe - and help forge new approaches to musical biography. The authors also explore the functions musical biographies served in different historical contexts, the relevance of biography for musical criticism, the reliability of archival evidence, the ethics of biography, the demands placed on biography by feminist and gender history, and the new possibilities offered by cinema. The contributors to this volume challenge the view that biography has little importance for music history, analysis, and criticism. Collectively, they reassert biography's centrality and relevance, and dem



Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt Author Oliver Hilmes
ISBN-10 9780300219463
Release 2016-06-21
Pages 384
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Hungarian composer Franz Liszt (1811–1886) was an anomaly. A virtuoso pianist and electrifying showman, he toured extensively throughout the European continent, bringing sold-out audiences to states of ecstasy while courting scandal with his frequent womanizing. Drawing on new, highly revealing documentary sources, including a veritable treasure trove of previously unexamined material on Liszt’s Weimar years, best-selling author Oliver Hilmes shines a spotlight on the extraordinary life and career of this singularly dazzling musical phenomenon. Whereas previous biographies have focused primarily on the composer’s musical contributions, Hilmes showcases Liszt the man in all his many shades and personal reinventions: child prodigy, Romantic eccentric, fervent Catholic, actor, lothario, celebrity, businessman, genius, and extravagant show-off. The author immerses the reader in the intrigues of the nineteenth-century European glitterati (including Liszt’s powerful patrons, the monstrous Wagner clan) while exploring the true, complex face of the artist and the soul of his music. No other Liszt biography in English is as colorful, witty, and compulsively readable, or reveals as much about the true nature of this extraordinary, outrageous talent.



Reflections on Liszt

Reflections on Liszt Author Alan Walker
ISBN-10 0801443636
Release 2005
Pages 277
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"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." (jaquette).



Beethoven Forum

Beethoven Forum Author Beethoven Forum
ISBN-10 0803242468
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 189
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The opening essay by James Webster, "Beethoven in Vienna, 1792-1802: Anø'Early' Period?", evaluates the critical tradition of dividing Beethoven?s career into three periods?early, middle, and late?and shows both their artificiality andøtheir implications, including a tendency to undervalue early works. J_rgen May?s essay "Beethoven and Prince Karl Lichnowsky," considers Beethoven?s relations with one of the first of his most important patrons. In "Beethoven before 1800: The Mozart Legacy," Lewis Lockwood examines Beethoven?s sketchbooks to describe how Beethoven composed with and against models from Mozart. Glenn Stanley's essay, "The 'wirklich gantz neue Mainer' and the Path to It: Beethoven's Variations for Piano, 1783-1802," surveys Beethoven?s sets of piano variations written in his first decade in Vienna and argues the importance of the variations in Beethoven's progress as a composer. In 'Pathos and the Pathätique," Elaine R. Sisman provides a historical and aesthetic analysis of one of Beethoven?s most popular piano sonatas. The composition of one of Beethoven's most popular violin sonatas, the "Spring" sonata is traced in the sketchbooks by Carl Schachter in "The Sketches of the Sonata for Piano and Violin, Op. 24." Nicholas Marston's "Stylistic Advance, Strategic Retreat: Beethoven's Sketches for the Finale,"øalso pays precise attention to Beethoven's sketches to discover how the composition of the Second Symphony illuminates Beethoven's work on an "underlying idea." In "Hybrid Themes: Toward a Refinement in the Classification of Classical Theme Types,"øWilliam E. Caplin defines "hybrid themes" and shows their variety in Beethoven?s early compositions. William Kinderman concludes the volume with a review article onøKlaus Kropfinger?s Wagner and Beethoven and its study of the "battle for Beethoven" that racked nineteenth-century European music.



Franz Liszt and Agnes Street Klindworth

Franz Liszt and Agnes Street Klindworth Author Franz Liszt
ISBN-10 1576470067
Release 2000
Pages 452
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Represents the first publication of the complete text of the extant correspondence between Franz Liszt and Agnes Street-Klindworth, in English translation and in its original French. There are 159 letters from Liszt, and one from Agnes. There are also two hitherto unpublished notes, from Georg von K



Letters of Franz Liszt

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The Virtuoso Liszt

The Virtuoso Liszt Author Dana Gooley
ISBN-10 0521834430
Release 2004-09-09
Pages 280
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The greatest virtuoso career in history - that of Franz Liszt - has been told in countless biographies. But what does that career look like when viewed from the perspective of European cultural history? In this study Dana Gooley examines the world of discussion, journalism, and controversy that surrounded the virtuoso Liszt, and reconstructs the multiple symbolic identities that he fulfilled for his enthusiastic audiences. Gooley's work is based on extensive research into contemporary periodicals - well-known and obscure journals and newspapers - as well as letters, memoirs, receipts and other documents that shed light on Liszt's concertising activities. Emphasising the virtuoso's contradictions, the author shows Liszt being constructed as a model aristocrat and a model bourgeois, as a German nationalist and a Hungarian nationalist, as a sensitive romantic artist and a military dictator, as a greedy entrepreneur and as a leading force for humanitarian charity.



Portrait of Liszt

Portrait of Liszt Author Adrian Williams
ISBN-10 UOM:39015018982382
Release 1990-08-16
Pages 746
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Franz Liszt has been described by one biographer as 'one of the most wonderful human beings that ever lived, and one of the greatest and most original artists of the nineteenth century'. Born in Hungary in 1811, he rapidly achieved fame throughout Europe as a fabulously gifted pianist, and inthe course of his long life - he died in 1886 - he visited almost every country in the continent, including three tours of the British Isles. The adulation bestowed upon him was so extraordinary that it gave rise to the term 'Lisztomania'. In Portrait of Liszt Adrian Williams has put together a kaleidoscope of eyewitness accounts and anecdotes - many that are likely to be new even to Liszt specialists - extracted from the diaries, letters, and reminiscences of those who knew Liszt as man, pianist, and teacher. These appear side byside with newspaper reviews and passages from Liszt's own letters and writings. The linking narrative provides information about his activities, movements, and concerts, and gives more detail than any previous publication of Liszt's visits to England, Scotland, and Ireland. There emerges a uniquelycomprehensive look at one of the most prodigiously gifted of all musicians as well as an absorbing view of European musical and artistic life in the nineteenth century.



New Light on Liszt and His Music

New Light on Liszt and His Music Author Alan Walker
ISBN-10 0945193734
Release 1997
Pages 338
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Contains contributions intended as a tribute to Liszt scholar Alan Walker and as a further advancement of knowledge and thought about Liszt. Topics include Liszt's life and relationships, documentary and reception studies, the making of Liszt as a myth, Jungian reflections on Liszt's sonata, Liszt and the music of revolution and war, the Transcendental Studies, and aspects of his piano technique and style. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR



Franz Liszt

Franz Liszt Author Alan Walker
ISBN-10 0801497213
Release 1993
Pages 656
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The second 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



Liszt Letters in the Library of Congress

Liszt Letters in the Library of Congress Author Franz Liszt
ISBN-10 1576470202
Release 2003
Pages 391
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"The Library of Congress collections comprise nearly 300 items, including letters dating from 1829 to shortly before his death, the vast majority of which have not previously appeared in print, while those that have been published are sometimes incomplete or incorrectly dated. This publication presents one of the most wide-ranging sources of first-hand information on the composer not yet made public."--BOOK JACKET.



The Letters of Franz Liszt to Olga Von Meyendorff 1871 1886 in the Mildred Bliss Collection at Dumbarton Oaks

The Letters of Franz Liszt to Olga Von Meyendorff  1871 1886  in the Mildred Bliss Collection at Dumbarton Oaks Author Franz Liszt
ISBN-10 0884020789
Release 1979
Pages 532
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These letters of Franz Liszt are a part of the Dumbarton Oaks Collection bequeathed to Harvard University by Mrs. Robert Woods Bliss in 1969. Written during the last sixteen years of Liszt's life, they are addressed to the Baroness Olga von Meyendorff, who shared his interests, though not always his views, in a broad field of disciplines--music, philosophy, theology, politics, literature--as well as his concern for persons both prominent and familial. The translation by William R. Tyler, who from 1969 to 1977 was Director of Dumbarton Oaks, is provided with notes and an Introduction by Edward N. Waters, widely recognized authority on Liszt and formerly Chief of the Music Division of the Library of Congress. Composed with warmth and humor, and not infrequently with some asperity, the letters reveal Liszt to have been an ardent, generous, and modest man, loyal and devoted to family and friends, pupils and colleagues alike. Though it was first intended to publish the letters in their original French as well as in translation, the cost of such a publication proved to be prohibitive. However, copies of the letters, or, when necessary, the letters themselves may be consulted by qualified readers at Dumbarton Oaks.



Dreams of love

Dreams of love Author Ivan Raykoff
ISBN-10 UCSD:31822016288672
Release 2002
Pages 920
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Dreams of love has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Dreams of love also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Dreams of love book for free.