Franz Liszt, Volume 1: The Virtuoso Years: 1811-1847 by Alan Walker PDF

By Alan Walker

ISBN-10: 039452540X

ISBN-13: 9780394525402

ISBN-10: 0801494214

ISBN-13: 9780801494215

Franz Liszt--child prodigy, virtuoso pianist, co-founder with Chopin and Schumann of the Romantic move in music--has been the topic of actually 1000s of biographies, however it is just within the previous couple of many years that the significance of Liszt the composer, instead of Liszt the Romantic hero, has been famous. This new viewpoint has created the necessity for a clean, full-scale method, biographical and demanding, to the evaluate of the guy and his music.

For greater than ten years Alan Walker, a number one authority on nineteenth-century song and the writer of significant stories of Chopin and Schumann, has traveled all through Europe studying unpublished fabric in museums and personal collections, within the parish registries of tiny villages in Austria and Hungary, and in significant records in Weimar and Budapest, looking for new details and corroborating or correcting the outdated. He has left almost no resource unexamined--from the masses of latest biographies (many of them extra fiction than truth) to the ratings of memoirs, reminisces, and diaries of his scholars and disciples (the record of his scholars from his Weimar masterclasses reads like a Burke's Peerage of pianists). Dr. Walker's efforts have culminated in a examine that would stand as definitive for future years. A feat of impeccable scholarship, it additionally monitors a powerful and compelling narrative impulse and a profound realizing of the complex guy Liszt was.

during this, the 1st of 3 volumes, Dr. Walker examines in higher aspect than has ever sooner than been accrued Liszt's relations heritage and his early years. We see "Franzi," a deeply non secular and mystical baby, whose amazing musical presents result in reports with the nice Carl Czerny in Vienna and propel him into in a single day status in Paris--his younger opera,Don Sanche, played whilst he's fourteen--and in a disorderly and impulsive lifestyle by the point he's 16 . . . We see Liszt drifting into obscurity after a frightened breakdown on the age of seventeen, then listening to Paganini for the 1st time and being so fired by way of the violinist's striking approach that he units for himself a tremendous application of labor, his goal a minimum of to create a wholly new repertoire for the piano....We see him, after years if profitable traveling, returning triumphantly to Hungary, his place of birth, and publishing within the similar yr his "Transcendental" and "Paganini" stories. the signposts of his amazing technical breakthrough....Finally, we see Liszt on the peak of his creative powers, giving good over 1000 concert events throughout Europe and Russia throughout the years 1839-47: "inventing" the trendy piano recital, taking part in complete courses from reminiscence, appearing the full modern piano repertoire, breaking down the limitations that had often separated acting artists from their "social superiors," fostering the Romantic view of the artist as more desirable carry, simply because divinely talented . . . until--his titanic profession almost most unlikely to sustain--he provides his final paid functionality on the age of thirty-five . . .

remarkable in its completeness, its soundness of documentation, and within the caliber of its writing, The Virtuoso Years is the 1st quantity of what is going to surely be an important biography of Franz Liszt in English or the other language.

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