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Franz Liszt

22 oct 1811 (Raiding) - 31 jul 1886 (Bayreuth)


Books about Franz Liszt and his music

bookAlan Walker Franz Liszt: The Final Years, 1861-1886
Cornell University Press, 1997; ISBN 0801484537; 624 pages
"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 Price indication: $ 28.95
bookAlan Walker Franz Liszt: The Virtuoso Years, 1811-1847, Vol. 1 (Franz Liszt)
Cornell University Press, 1988; ISBN 0801494214; 482 pages Price indication: $ 28.95
bookAlan Walker Franz Liszt: The Weimar Years, 1848-1861
Cornell University Press, 1993; ISBN 0801497213; 656 pages Price indication: $ 28.95
bookAugust Gollerich and Wilhelm Jerger and Richard Louis Zimdars The Piano Master Classes of Franz Liszt 1884-1886: Diary Notes of August Gollerich
Indiana University Press, 1996; ISBN 0253332230; 224 pages
... his diaries brilliantly document what their translator calls perhaps 'the greatest assemblage of pianistic talent ever gathered around a teacher at any one time'...Through terse, aloof entries, he lets us glimpse a man [Liszt] of undiminished energy, infinitely knowledgeable..... Concerning his [Liszt's] own compositions, as well as Chopin and the Schumann Fantasie, his [Liszt's] remarks are essential reading.... these journals... are indispensable, clarifying both the presence and (matched by elegant typography) is supplemented with copious music examples, meticulous reference and biographical notes...International Piano Quarterly Price indication: $ 35.00
bookCarl Lachmund and Alan Walker Living With Liszt: From the Diary of Carl Lachmund and American Pupil of Liszt 1882-1884 (Franz Liszt Studies Series)
Pendragon Press, 1995; ISBN 0945193564; 421 pages Price indication: $ 60.00
bookDana Gooley and Jeffrey Kallberg and Anthony Newcomb and Ruth Solie The Virtuoso Liszt (New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism)
Cambridge University Press, 2004; ISBN 0521834430; 296 pages Price indication: $ 75.00
bookJim Samson Virtuosity and the Musical Work : The Transcendental Studies of Liszt
Cambridge University Press, 2003; ISBN 0521814944; 250 pages Price indication: $ 69.56
bookAlan Walker and Lina Schmalhausen The Death of Franz Liszt: Based on the Unpublished Diary of His Pupil Lina Schmalhausen
Cornell University Press, 2002; ISBN 0801440769; 224 pages
"If only I do not die here." After falling ill during a visit to Bayreuth, Franz Liszt uttered this melancholy refrain throughout his final days, which were spent in rented rooms in a house opposite Wahnfried, the home of his daughter Cosima and his deceased son-in-law Richard Wagner. Attended by incompetent doctors and ignored and treated coldly by his daughter, the great composer endured needless pain and indignity, according to a knowledgeable eyewitness. Lina Schmalhausen, his student, caregiver, and close companion, recorded in her diary a graphic description of her teacher’s illness and death. Alan Walker here presents this never-before-published account of Liszt’s demise in the summer of 1886. Walker, whose three-volume biography of Liszt was praised as "without rival" by Time, states that "no one who is remotely interested in the life and work of Franz Liszt can remain unaffected by the diary." Schmalhausen’s tale of neglect, family indifference, and medical malpractice was considered so explosive at the time of its writing that it was kept from public view. The twenty-two-year-old Schmalhausen was regarded with suspicion by many in the composer’s inner circle, as well as by other confidants, and a sanitized and inaccurate depiction of Liszt’s death made its way into the history books. For this volume, Walker has overseen the translation and thoroughly annotated the eighty-one-page handwritten diary, and added a selection of illustrations. A prologue contains important background information on Liszt himself and on Lina Schmalhausen’s diary. An epilogue discusses the funeral and ensuing controversies over disposition of the composer’s remains. Price indication: $ 20.37
bookFranz Liszt and Agnes Street-Klindworth and Pauline Pocknell Franz Liszt and Agnes Street-Klindworth: A Correspondence, 1854-1886 (Franz Liszt Studies Series)
Pendragon Press, 2001; ISBN 1576470067; 452 pages Price indication: $ 95.00
bookRichard Wagner Correspondence of Wagner and Liszt (Correspondence of Wagner & Liszt)
IndyPublish.com, 2002; ISBN 1588272974; 256 pages Price indication: $ 18.99
bookKenneth Hamilton and Julian Rushton Liszt: Sonata in B Minor (Cambridge Music Handbooks)
Cambridge University Press, 1996; ISBN 0521469635; 108 pages
Liszt's B minor Sonata is now regarded as his finest work for piano, and one of the pinnacles of Romantic piano music. This book, written by a pianist who has performed the Sonata extensively, includes a survey of Liszt's early attempts at sonata composition and clears away some of the persisent myths regarding program music in Liszt's output. The central chapters, built around an analysis of the B minor Sonata, discuss various interpretative approaches, while the concluding chapter treats the performance practice and performing history of the work. This is the first book to elucidate this ground-breaking piece for the general reader. Price indication: $ 21.99
bookBryce Morrison Liszt (The Illustrated Lives of the Great Composers)
Omnibus Press, 1989; ISBN 0711916829; 111 pages
This series of biographies presents the great composers against the background of their times. Each draws on personal letters and recollections, engravings, paintings and, when they exist, photographs, to present a complete picture of the composer’s life. Price indication: $ 13.57
bookRichard Wagner and Franz Liszt and Francis Hueffer and William Ashton Ellis Correspondence of Wagner & Liszt
Haskell House Pub Ltd, 1968; ISBN 0838303161 Price indication: $ 150.00
bookSacheverell Sitwell Liszt
Dover Pubns, 1967; ISBN 0486217027 Price indication: $ 16.95
bookNicholas Temperley The New Grove Early Romantic Masters I: Chopin, Shumann, Liszt (Composer Biography Series)
W. W. Norton & Company, 1985; ISBN 0393016919; 392 pages Price indication: (used only): from $ 6.50
bookAlan Walker Franz Liszt: the man and his music;
Barrie & Jenkins, 1970; ISBN 0214666883; 471 pages Price indication: (used only): from $ 104.29
bookWilhelm Von Lenz The Great Piano Virtuosos of Our Time: A Classic Account of Studies with Liszt, Chopin, Tausig & Henselt
Kahn & Averill, 1983; ISBN 0900707771; 112 pages Price indication: $ 14.95
bookBlackwood Franz Liszt the Man and His Music
Arco Pub, 1978; ISBN 021420345X Price indication: (used only): from $ 17.48

Sheet music, libretti, etc.

Annees de Pelerinage, Complete - Dover Publications

Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 1-5 Transcribed for Solo Piano - Dover Publications

Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 6-9 Transcribed for Solo Piano - Dover Publications

CD Sheet Music: Liszt--Collected Works for Piano - CD Sheet Music

Complete Bach Transcriptions for Solo Piano - Dover Publications

Complete Etudes for Solo Piano, Series I : Including the Transcendental Etudes (Complete Etudes for Solo Piano) - Dover Publications

Complete Etudes for Solo Piano, Series II : Including the Paganini Etudes and Concert Etudes (Complete Etudes for Solo Piano) - Dover Publications

Complete Hungarian Rhapsodies for Solo Piano - Dover Publications

Liszt : Very Best for Piano (The Classical Composer Series) - Creative Concepts

Liszt / Soirees De Vienne - Warner Bros Pubns

Liszt / Trois Etudes de Concert - Warner Bros Pubns

Liszt 6 Consolations - Warner Bros Pubns

Liszt Masterpieces for Solo Piano : 13 Works - Dover Publications

Liszt Piano Concerto #2 A Major - Warner Bros Pubns

Selected Organ Works Volume 2 - Hal Leonard Corporation

Sonata in B Minor and Other Works for Piano - Dover Publications

The Schubert Song Transcriptions for Solo Piano: "Ave Maria," "Erlkonig" and Ten Other Great Songs (The Schubert Song Transcriptions for Solor Piano, Series 1) - Dover Publications

The Schubert Song Transcriptions for Solo Piano/Series II : The Complete Winterreise and Seven Other Great Songs (The Schubert Song Transcriptions for Solo Piano, Series II) - Dover Publications



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