Franz Liszt and His World (The Bard Music Festival)

Franz Liszt and His World (The Bard Music Festival)

No nineteenth-century composer had extra varied ties to his modern international than Franz Liszt (1811-1886). At a number of issues in his existence 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 adventure, complex a innovative schedule for symphonic and dramatic song, rethought the probabilities of church track and the oratorio, and transmitted the principles of recent pianism.

The essays introduced jointly in Franz Liszt and His World boost our realizing of the composer with clean views and an emphasis on ancient 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 exhibits how Liszt's songs have interaction with the modernity of Heinrich Heine's poems; James Deaville appears to be like at how publishers sustained Liszt's acceptance; and Leon Botstein explores Liszt's function within the transformation of nineteenth-century preoccupations concerning faith, the country, and art.

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

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