By Alan Walker
"No one is aware extra approximately Franz Liszt than Alan Walker."—Malcolm Bowie, occasions Literary Supplement
In a sequence of full of life essays that let us know a lot not just concerning the phenomenon that used to be Franz Liszt but in addition in regards to the musical and cultural lifetime of nineteenth-century Europe, Alan Walker muses on elements of Liszt's existence and paintings that he used to be not able to discover in his acclaimed three-volume biography of the nice composer and pianist. subject matters comprise Liszt's contributions to the Lied, the lifelong impression of his stumble upon with Beethoven, his impression on scholars who turned well-known of their personal correct, his accomplishments in transcribing and modifying the works of different composers, and his leading edge piano method. One bankruptcy is dedicated to the Sonata in B Minor, probably Liszt's unmarried such a lot celebrated composition.
Walker attracts seriously on Liszt's astonishingly huge own correspondence with different composers, critics, pianists, and trendy public figures. the entire essays display Walker's vast and deep wisdom of Liszt and Romantic track more often than not and, at times, his impatience with modern functionality practice.
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