Franz Liszt and His World by Christopher H. Gibbs, Dana Gooley

By Christopher H. Gibbs, Dana Gooley

No nineteenth-century composer had extra various ties to his modern global than Franz Liszt (1811-1886). At numerous issues in his lifestyles he made his domestic in Vienna, Paris, Weimar, Rome, and Budapest. In his roles as keyboard virtuoso, conductor, grasp instructor, and abbé, he reinvented the live performance event, complicated a innovative time table for symphonic and dramatic track, rethought the probabilities of church tune and the oratorio, and transmitted the principles of contemporary pianism.

The essays introduced jointly in Franz Liszt and His World develop our knowing of the composer with clean views and an emphasis on historic contexts. Rainer Kleinertz examines Wagner's enthusiasm for Liszt's symphonic poem Orpheus; Christopher Gibbs discusses Liszt's pathbreaking Viennese live shows of 1838; Dana Gooley assesses Liszt opposed to the backdrop of antivirtuosity polemics; Ryan Minor investigates cantatas written in honor of Beethoven; Anna Celenza deals new insights approximately Liszt's event of Italy; Susan Youens indicates how Liszt's songs interact with the modernity of Heinrich Heine's poems; James Deaville seems at how publishers sustained Liszt's recognition; and Leon Botstein explores Liszt's function within the transformation of nineteenth-century preoccupations concerning faith, the state, and art.

Franz Liszt and His World additionally contains key biographical and demanding records from Liszt's lifetime, which open new home windows on how Liszt was once considered by way of his contemporaries and the way he needed to be seen through posterity. Introductions to and commentaries on those files are supplied through Peter Bloom, José Bowen, James Deaville, Allan Keiler, Rainer Kleinertz, Ralph Locke, Rena Charnin Mueller, and Benjamin Walton.

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