Franz Liszt and His World
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Franz Liszt and His World by Christopher H. Gibbs
Book DescriptionNo nineteenth-century composer had more diverse ties to his contemporary world than Franz Liszt (1811-1886). At various points in his life he made his home in Vienna, Paris, Weimar, Rome, and Budapest. In his roles as keyboard virtuoso, conductor, master teacher, and abbe, he reinvented the concert experience, advanced a progressive agenda for symphonic and dramatic music, rethought the possibilities of church music and the oratorio, and transmitted the foundations of modern pianism. The essays brought together in Franz Liszt and His World advance our understanding of the composer with fresh perspectives and an emphasis on historical contexts. Rainer Kleinertz examines Wagner's enthusiasm for Liszt's symphonic poem Orpheus; Christopher Gibbs discusses Liszt's pathbreaking Viennese concerts of 1838; Dana Gooley assesses Liszt against the backdrop of antivirtuosity polemics; Ryan Minor investigates two cantatas written in honor of Beethoven; Anna Celenza offers new insights about Liszt's experience of Italy; Susan Youens shows how Liszt's songs engage with the modernity of Heinrich Heine's poems; James Deaville looks at how publishers sustained Liszt's popularity; and Leon Botstein explores Liszt's role in the transformation of nineteenth-century preoccupations regarding religion, the nation, and art. Franz Liszt and His World also includes key biographical and critical documents from Liszt's lifetime, which open new windows on how Liszt was viewed by his contemporaries and how he wished to be viewed by posterity. Introductions to and commentaries on these documents are provided by Peter Bloom, Jose Bowen, James Deaville, Allan Keiler, Rainer Kleinertz, Ralph Locke, Rena Charnin Mueller, and Benjamin Walton.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691129020
(229mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 31-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Christopher H. Gibbs
Oxford Anthology of Western Music, Hardback (May 2012)
The Oxford Anthology of Western Music, Volume Two: The Mid-Eighteenth Century to the Late Nineteenth Century, accompanies the late eighteenth- and nineteenth-century portion of The Oxford History of Western Music, College Edition, by Richard Taruskin and Christopher H. Gibbs.
Oxford History of Western Music, Hardback (March 2012)
Based on the award-winning five-volume work by Richard Taruskin, The Oxford History of Western Music, College Edition, presents the most up-to-date and comprehensive history of Western music available.
Life of Schubert, Paperback (April 2000)» View all books by Christopher H. Gibbs
This searching biography takes a fresh look at this elusive and misunderstood genius.
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Author Biography - Christopher H. Gibbs
Christopher H. Gibbs is James H. Ottaway Jr. Professor of Music at Bard College and Artistic Co-Director of the Bard Music Festival. He is the author of "The Life of Schubert" and the editor of "The Cambridge Companion to Schubert". Dana Gooley is Assistant Professor of Music History at Case Western Reserve University and the author of "The Virtuoso Liszt".
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