The Death of Franz Liszt Based on the Unpublished Diary of His Pupil Lina Schmalhausen by Alan Walker

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  • Biography: film, television & music,
  • Composers & musicians,
  • Other prose: 19th century,
  • Romantic music (c 1830 to c 1900),
  • Germany,
  • Composers & Musicians - Classical Composers,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Liszt, Franz,,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Europe - General,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Europe,
  • Composers & Musicians - General,
  • Liszt, Franz,
  • 1864-1928,
  • History & Criticism - General,
  • Pianists,
  • Schmalhausen, Lina,,
  • 1811-1886,
  • Death and burial,
  • Diaries

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages224
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7848516M
ISBN 100801440769
ISBN 109780801440762

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"The Death of Franz Liszt brings you into the closest possible The Death of Franz Liszt book to this much idolized pianist, thanks to a detailed diary kept by his pupil and caregiver, one Lina Schmalhausen. The closer you get to Liszt, the more you admire him as a singular example of one whose talent and fame spawned generosity and wisdom in a world ruled by self /5(11).

" 'The Death of Franz Liszt' is a remarkable book. It makes chilly, gloomy reading, and it scalds the reputations of a number of people treated respectful (too respectfully, according to the author) by history 'The Death of Franz Liszt' is a horrifying account of the dying Liszt tortured by medical incompetence, a vindictive, witchlike Pages: 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. If a book has to have a villain, in this case it's Cosima Liszt Wagner.

She all but killed her father through neglect and medical More of Alan Walker's superb and unsurpassed Liszt scholarship, dealing with the very melancholy subject of Liszt's final days of life and final illness and death/5.

The Death of Franz Liszt Based on the Unpublished Diary of His Pupil Lina Schmalhausen (Book): Schmalhausen, Lina: If only I do not die here.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.

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The source for Walker's account, a diary of Liszt's student Lina Schmalhausen, is now available in an annotated edition titled The Death of Franz Liszt.

Schmalhausen was a pupil, caregiver and confidante of Liszt in his last years. Her diary covers Jto August 3,the day of Liszt's funeral in Bayreuth. The third volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.

"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 s:   Franz Liszt was a Hungarian pianist and composer of enormous influence and originality. Franz Liszt The Death of Franz Liszt book Date Octo Death Date J Place of Birth delving into books. Alan Walker is Professor Emeritus of Music at McMaster University, Canada, and author of numerous books, including The Death of Franz Liszt Based on the Unpublished Diary of His Pupil Lina Schmalhausen; Franz Liszt: The Virtuoso Years.

(volume 1); The Weimar Years. (volume 2); and The Final Years. (volume 3), all from Cornell, and Hans Von Bülow: A Life. Franz Liszt was born to Anna Liszt (née Maria Anna Lager) and Adam Liszt on 22 Octoberin the village of Doborján (German: Raiding) in Sopron County, in the Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire.

Liszt's father played the piano, violin, cello, and guitar. He had been in the service of Prince Nikolaus II Esterházy and knew Haydn, Hummel, and Beethoven personally.

Alan Walker is Professor Emeritus of Music at McMaster University, Canada, and author of numerous books, including The Death of Franz Liszt Based on the Unpublished Diary of His Pupil Lina Schmalhausen; Franz Liszt: The Virtuoso Years, – (volume 1); The Weimar Years, – (volume 2); and The Final Years, – (volume 3), all from Cornell, and Hans Von Bülow: A Life.

Liszt: v. The final years, Knopf and Cornell University Press, and Cornell edition has ISBN The Death of Franz Liszt: Based on the Unpublished Diary of his Pupil Lina Schmalhausen (Editor).

Cornell University Press, ISBN Reflections on Liszt, Hans von Bülow: a Life and Times. The Death of Franz Liszt: Based on the Unpublished Diary of His Pupil Lina Schmalhausen by Lina Schmalhausen, annotated and edited by Alan Walker, Cornell University Press () ISBN The Piano Master Classes of Franz Liszt Diary Notes of August Gollerich by August Gollerich, edited by Wilhelm Jerger, translated by Born: OctoDoborján, Hungary (now in Austria).

Franz Liszt encouraged the performance of the music of Johannes Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Hector Berlioz, and others by transcribing their works for piano and playing them at a time when their music was underappreciated. He wrote books on Frédéric Chopin, Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin and Tannhäuser, and John Field’s nocturnes.

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Franz Liszt ( – ) was a creative Hungarian composer as well as a conductor, virtuoso pianist, music teacher, organist, author, music arranger, and was popularly renowned during the early nineteenth century in Europe as an extraordinary virtuoso pianist.

In addition, he was a music promoter who acted as friend and. The second volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt."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.5/5(1). Franz Liszt - Franz Liszt - Legacy: Liszt was not only the greatest piano virtuoso of his time but also a composer of enormous originality and a principal figure in the Romantic movement.

As a composer he radically extended the technique of piano writing, giving the instrument not only brilliance but a full and rich, almost orchestral sound. A landmark in Liszt scholarship, Walker's three-volume study remains an indispensable point of reference (Franz Liszt, 3 vols.

[Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, ]). Hilmes presents a concise overview of Liszt's life, with particular focus on his status: concert successes, interactions with notable figures, and public image.

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Kern Holoman, New York Review of Books "A conscientious scholar passionate about his subject. Franz Liszt (Hungarian: Ferencz Liszt, in modern use Ferenc Liszt, from to officially Franz Ritter von Liszt) (Octo – J ) was a Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist and teacher.

Liszt became renowned throughout Europe during the 19th century for his great skill as a performer. He was said by his contemporaries to have been the most technically advanced. Two new Liszt books by Walker (): Reflections on Liszt. In a series of lively essays that tell us much not only about the phenomenon that was Franz Liszt but also about the musical and cultural life of nineteenth- century Europe, Alan Walker muses on aspects of Liszt’s life and work that he was unable to explore in his acclaimed three-volume biography of the great composer and pianist.

Franz Liszt (Composer, Arranger) Born: Octo - village of Doborján, near Sopron, Hungary Died: J - Bayreuth, Germany Franz Liszt [Hungarian: Liszt Ferenc] was a Hungarian virtuoso pianist and composer.

He studied and played at Vienna and Paris and for most of his early adulthood toured throughout Europe giving concerts.

The legacy of Franz Liszt. Decades after his death, experts and historians were still crossing swords on the significance and nature of Franz Liszt’s legacy. One thing, however, is certain: Liszt was one of the most talented pianists and virtuoso of his time. But in the eyes of many, Liszt was only a virtuoso who “tried his hand” at.

Franz Liszt. AKA Franz Joseph Liszt. Hungarian composer. Birthplace: Raiding, Hungary Location of death: Bayreuth, Germany Cause of death: Pneumonia Remains: Burie. Hungarian pianist and composer, born on the 22nd of Octoberat Raiding, in Hungary. His appeal to musicians was made in a threefold capacity, and we have, therefore, to Born: Franz Liszt Franz Liszt: Selected full-text books and articles.

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Looking for books by Franz Liszt. See all books authored by Franz Liszt, including Chopin, and Complete Hungarian Rhapsodies for Solo Piano, and more on The Key Characteristics of Franz Liszt’s Late Piano Works Introduction Born in Raiding, Hungary inFranz Liszt is considered by many to be the greatest composer and pianist of his time.

As a performer, he practically invented the solo recital as we know it today, and was a “superstar” who thrilled audiences with his dramatic technique. Franz Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1, Symphonic Poems (2CD's) and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Even darker, Liszt's La Lugubre Gondola was written after a premonition of Wagner's death in Venice (he died two months later).

Ditching complete tonality, Liszt's piece has a dying fall, permeated with an atmosphere of desolate regret created by a slow, circuitous descent of notes.

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A virtuoso pianist and electrifying showman, he toured extensively throughout the European continent, bringing sold-out audiences to states of. Liszt, Franz. Doborján, Raiding - Bayereut Biography. Liszt was the son of a steward in the service of the Esterházy family, patrons of Haydn.

He was born in at Raiding in Hungary and moved as a child to Vienna, where he took piano lessons from Czerny and composition lessons from Salieri. interest. Liszt knew Chopin both as man and artist; Chopin loved to hear him interpret his music, and himself taught the great Pianist the mysteries of his undulating rhythm and original motifs.

The broad and noble criticisms contained in this book are absolutely essential for the. This superbly produced yet inexpensive two-volume edition presents all of Liszt's etudes as edited by the great pianist, composer, and musical scholar Ferruccio Busoni for the Franz Liszt Society and published by Breitkopf and Härtel in Leipzig in – This first volume, Series I, includes many of Liszt's most inspired piano works.

Liszt Ferenc; Franz Liszt (Hungarian: Liszt Ferencz, in modern use Liszt Ferenc from to officially Franz Ritter von Liszt) (Octo – J ) was a 19th century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist and teacher.

Liszt became renowned throughout Europe during the 19th century for his great skill as a performer.Franz Liszt. Octo - J Romantic Period. Born in Hungary. While Franz Liszt was a composer, conductor, critic and teacher, he was best known as a pianist.

He was the first of the virtuoso performers. When Liszt walked onto the stage, he took over the hall, amazing the audience with his incredible technique and his awesome.‎Letters of Franz Liszt - Volume I Franz Liszt, 19th-century Hungarian composer () This ebook presents «Letters of Franz Liszt - Volume I», from Franz Liszt.

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