Liszt s Final Decade

... 127, 129, 247–48, 249, 255; Liszt as portrayed in Greenough's sculpture, ... of Liszt's music in, 165 Saint-Bonnet, Blanc de: De la douleur, 112–13, ...

Author: Dolores Pesce

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 158046484X

Category: Music

Page: 384

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Liszt's Final Decade reveals in the composer's own words to his confidantes Carolyne von Sayn-Wittgenstein and Olga von Meyendorff how he resolved his conflicted self-image as a celebrated performer but underappreciated composer.

The Music of Franz Liszt

103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 See Nancy B. ... See Dolores Pesce, Liszt's Final Decade (University of Rochester Press, ...

Author: Michael Saffle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351243314

Category: Music

Page: 302

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Much of Franz Liszt's musical legacy has often been dismissed as 'trivial’ or 'merely showy,' more or less peripheral contributions to nineteenth-century European culture. But Liszt was a mainstream composer in ways most of his critics have failed to acknowledge; he was also an incessant and often extremely successful innovator. Liszt's mastery of fantasy and sonata traditions, his painstaking settings of texts ranging from erotic verse to portions of the Catholic liturgy, and the remarkable self-awareness he demonstrated even in many of his most 'entertaining' pieces: all these things stamp him not only as a master of Romanticism and an early Impressionist, but as a precursor of Postmodern 'pop.' Liszt's Music places Liszt in historical and cultural focus. At the same time, it examines his principal contributions to musical literature -- from his earliest operatic paraphrases to his final explorations of harmonic and formal possibilities. Liszt's compositional methods, including his penchant for revision, problems associated with early editions of some of his works, and certain aspects of class and gender issues are also discussed. The first book-length assessment of Liszt as composer since Humphrey Searle’s 1956 volume, Liszt's Music is illustrated with well over 100 musical examples.

Beethoven the Last Decade 1817 1827

Ingolstadt , 112 Iphigénie en Tauride ( Gluck ) , 333 Ischl ... 100 Linke , Joseph , 66 , 71,85 , 132,419 Linz , 22 Lissner , 205 Liszt , Franz , 56 , 109 ...

Author: Martin Cooper

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Composers

Page: 483

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A detailed study of the last phase in the great composer's life and works

Liszt and the Symphonic Poem

... as if they were absolute music'.112 He states that in Tasso, Les Préludes, ... attention Schoenberg's music has received over the last five decades.

Author: Joanne Cormac

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107181410

Category: Music

Page: 350

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Franz Liszt was preoccupied with a fundamental but difficult question: what is the content of music? His answer lay in his symphonic poems, a group of orchestral pieces intended to depict a variety of subjects drawn from literature, visual art and drama. Today, the symphonic poems are usually seen as alternatives to the symphony post-Beethoven. Analysts stress their symphonic logic, thereby neglecting their 'extramusical' subject matter. This book takes a different approach: it returns these influential pieces to their original performance context in the theatre, arguing that the symphonic poem is as much a dramatic as a symphonic genre. This is evidenced in new analyses of the music that examines the theatricality of these pieces and their depiction of voices, mise-en-scne, gesture and action. Simultaneously, the book repositions Liszt's legacy within theatre history, arguing that his contributions should be placed alongside those of Mendelssohn, Berlioz and Wagner.

Liszt and Virtuosity

Of those 112 neutrally labeled passages, most are easier to play than their ... practice that he had first explicitly set to paper decades earlier in the ...

Author: Robert Doran

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 1580469396

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 446

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A new and wide-ranging collection of essays by leading international scholars, exploring the concept and practices of virtuosity in Franz Liszt and his contemporaries.

The Creative Choir

The written recollections of Lory Maier-Smits, Steiner's first eurythmy ... Beethoven, Liszt and Wagner, p. 112. Quoted in Beethoven the Last Decade, ...

Author: James Neilson Graham

Publisher: Temple Lodge Publishing

ISBN: 1906999759

Category: Choral singing

Page: 186

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Choral singing is enjoying a renaissance, and this timely book contributes to our understanding of what choir work can and should be about. Starting from the idea that education underpins the rehearsal process, James Neilson Graham delves into the theory and practice of working with singers, drawing on the insights of Emile Jaques-Dalcroze in relation to movement and Valborg Werbeck-Svärdström in relation to the voice. Singing is an aspect of our common humanity and the health of the socio-musical organism finds its reflection in the choral sound. How can the individual flourish in the midst of so many? How can the conductor facilitate the process? In lively fashion (with more than seventy music examples, diagrams and illustrations), James Neilson Graham challenges orthodoxies and opens up new developmental pathways for the choir leader and the choral singer.

The Liszt Companion

Decades later he reused material from this gloomy march for La notte (S 699), the second of his Trois odes funebres (S 112). Liszt composed his Canzonetta ...

Author: Ben Arnold

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313306891

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 485

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Provides a highly readable examination of the music of Franz Liszt, along with discussions of his life, letters, and writings.

Richard Wagner

Wagner–Liszt relationship may be found scattered in Alan Walker's Franz Liszt: ... 112–19 and 236–42; these last pages deal with Wagner's flight to Weimar, ...

Author: Michael Saffle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135839530

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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Richard Wagner: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography concerning both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources which deal with him, his compositions, and his influence as a composer and performer.

Franz Liszt

Like Liszt, Lammenais sought to use the power of the printed word for his project: he began to publish L'Avenir, the first daily Catholic newspaper, ...

Author: Erika Quinn

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004279229

Category: History

Page: 286

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Quinn’s biography of the musician Franz Liszt (1811-1886) explores his creation of various subjective stances, anchored in ideas about nation, religion, and art. These subjectivities helped Liszt forward his artistic and aesthetic agendas.

Franz Liszt

literary works as grounded “in Liszt's abiding three-fold conception of musical art: an active appreciation ... With regard to this last issue, see item 1, ...

Author: Michael Saffle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135948518

Category: Music

Page: 536

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Franz Liszt has become for music historians the archetypical genius - able to upstage such titans as Chopin and Thalberg on the piano, then moving with ease into composition and effortlessly travelling outside the boundaries of his age with wildly original music. This biography attempts to evalutate the composer.

St Stanislaus

Author: Franz Liszt

Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 0895794063

Category: Music

Page: 212

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The introd. includes notes on the work's historical background and the music of the edition, followed by selected texts and translations in parallel German and English (p.xi-xiii). Music found p.3-192. Music followed by a "Critical report" detailing sources & editorial methods (p.193-197) plus full libretto in parallel German and English (p.201-212).

After the Golden Age

... William Mason (1829–1908) is now best known as one of Liszt's pupils in 1850s Weimar. ... to which activity he dedicated the last decades of his life.

Author: Kenneth Hamilton

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199884390

Category: Music

Page: 320

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Kenneth Hamilton's book engagingly and lucidly dissects the oft-invoked myth of a Great Tradition, or Golden Age of Pianism. It is written both for players and for members of their audiences by a pianist who believes that scholarship and readability can go hand-in-hand. Hamilton discusses in meticulous yet lively detail the performance-style of great pianists from Liszt to Paderewski, and delves into the far-from-inevitable development of the piano recital. He entertainingly recounts how classical concerts evolved from exuberant, sometimes riotous events into the formal, funereal trotting out of predictable pieces they can be today, how an often unhistorical "respect for the score" began to replace pianists' improvisations and adaptations, and how the clinical custom arose that an audience should be seen and not heard. Pianists will find food for thought here on their repertoire and the traditions of its performance. Hamilton chronicles why pianists of the past did not always begin a piece with the first note of the score, nor end with the last. He emphasizes that anxiety over wrong notes is a relatively recent psychosis, and playing entirely from memory a relatively recent requirement. Audiences will encounter a vivid account of how drastically different are the recitals they attend compared to concerts of the past, and how their own role has diminished from noisily active participants in the concert experience to passive recipients of artistic benediction from the stage. They will discover when cowed listeners eventually stopped applauding between movements, and why they stopped talking loudly during them. The book's broad message proclaims that there is nothing divinely ordained about our own concert-practices, programming and piano-performance styles. Many aspects of the modern approach are unhistorical-some laudable, some merely ludicrous. They are also far removed from those fondly, if deceptively, remembered as constituting a Golden Age.

The Last Waltz of The Band

Lanois , Daniel , 166 " Last Waltz Theme , The " ( Robertson ) ... 142 Levy , Morris , 18 Lewis , Jerry Lee , 8 Liszt , Franz , 166 Literary World ...

Author: Neil Minturn

Publisher: Pendragon Press

ISBN: 9781576470930

Category: Music

Page: 224

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For Vol. 2 of the series CMS Sourcebooks in American Music, Neil Minturn acknowledges the phenomenon of rock and roll with a serious examination of Martin Scorsese's film, THE LAST WALTZ (1978), the celebrated "rockumentary" that so artfully captured for posterity the final performance of The Band. From 1861 to 1976, this partnership of one American and four Canadians produced an impressive body of popular song in the rock idiom between 1961 and 1976. Joining its members for their farewell performance are a variety of guests, who, like The Band itself, reflected the rich array of traditions that have nourished rock and roll since its emergence. Minturn approaches the substance of the performances and the film itself in terms of intimacy and tradition. He presents the San Francisco concert as a summation of an extraordinary musical journey and prefaces his "scene-by-scene" analysis with a cogent introduction to documentary filmmaking. Selected performances are discussed in detail.

Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music

Although Liszt seems to have backed away from his extensive cultivation of the ... The last decades of the 19th century witnessed a decline in uses of the ...

Author: John Michael Cooper

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874849

Category: Music

Page: 792

View: 807

The Historical Dictionary of Romantic Music covers the history of this period through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on the most important traditions, famous pieces, persons, places, technical terms, and institutions of Romantic music. This book is a vital reference tool for students and teachers of music history, students and teachers and above all for lovers of Romantic music.

International Law A Treatise

112. Until the last two decades of the nineteenth century all jurists agreed that ... See, for instance, Pillet, l.c., Liszt, § 7, and Gareis, §§ 24 and 25.

Author: Lassa Oppenheim

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3732687406

Category: Fiction

Page: 476

View: 462

Reproduction of the original: International Law. A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim

International Law

The so- § 112. Until the last two decades of the nineteenth Fundi- century all jurists agreed that membership of the Family mental 0f Nations bestowed ...

Author: Lassa Oppenheim

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584776099

Category: Law

Page: 799

View: 230

Virtuosity and the Musical Work

It was also to his poetry that Liszt turned for the first of his ... revised over the ensuing decade.12 The Bergsymphonie was indeed the first of the ...

Author: Jim Samson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139436212

Category: Music


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This book is about three sets of etudes by Liszt: the Etude en douze exercices (1826), its reworking as Douzes grandes études (1837), and their reworking as Douzes études d'exécution transcendante (1851). At the same time it is a book about nineteenth-century instrumental music in general, in that the three works invite the exploration of features characteristic of the early Romantic era in music. These include: a composer-performer culture, the concept of virtuosity, the significance of recomposition, music and the poetic, and the consolidation of a musical work-concept. A central concern is to illuminate the relationship between the work-concept and a performance- and genre-orientated musical culture. At the same time the book reflects on how we might make judgements of the 'Transcendentals', of the Symphonic Poem Mazeppa (based on the fourth etude), and of Liszt's music in general.

Michael Costa England s First Conductor

... with the freer and more collegial style of the earlier decades of the century. ... a prominent feature right up to the careers of Liszt and Mendelssohn.

Author: John Goulden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317096908

Category: Music

Page: 244

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Among the major changes that swept through the music industry during the mid-nineteenth century, one that has received little attention is how musical performances were managed and directed. Yet this was arguably the most radical change of all: from a loose control shared between the violin-leader, musical director and maestro al cembalo to a system of tight and unified control under a professional conductor-manager. This process brought with it not only baton conducting in its modern form, but also higher standards of training and discipline, a new orchestral lay-out and a more focused rehearsal regime. The resulting rise in standards of performance was arguably the greatest achievement of English music in the otherwise rather barren mid-Victorian period. The key figure in this process was Michael Costa, who built for himself unprecedented contractual powers and used his awesome personal authority to impose reform on the three main institutions of mid-Victorian music: the opera houses, the Philharmonic and the Sacred Harmonic Society. He was a central figure in the battles between the two rival opera houses, between the Philharmonic and the New Philharmonic, and between the venerable Ancient Concerts and the mass festival events of the Sacred Harmonic Society. Costa’s uniquely powerful position in the operatic, symphonic and choral world and the rapidity with which he was forgotten after his death provide a fascinating insight into the politics and changing aesthetics of the Victorian musical world.

Day Fines in Europe

... of crime rates during the last decades which show for Germany (from the late ... Lisztvon Jahrbuch Liszt 112 Day Fines in Germany Public Opinion and Day ...

Author: Elena Kantorowicz-Reznichenko

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108490832

Category: Law

Page: 400

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The first comprehensive analysis of income-dependent fines (day fines), which can improve criminal sentencing by reducing inequality and short-term imprisonment.

Virginia Woolf Music

... school of interpretation, an alternative to the tradition of Ferenc Liszt. ... of the Covent Garden in the first decade of the twentieth century.

Author: Adriana Varga

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253012643

Category: Music

Page: 348

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“A truly comprehensive, multi-perspective, and up-to-date survey of the undeniable role of music in Woolf ’s life and writings” (Music and Letters). Through Virginia Woolf's diaries, letters, fiction, and the testimony of her contemporaries, this fascinating volume explores the inspiration and influences of music—from classical through mid-twentieth century—on the preeminent Modernist author of Mrs. Dalloway, To the Lighthouse, Orlando, A Room of One’s Own, and other masterful compositions. In a letter to violinist Elizabeth Trevelyan, Woolf revealed: “I always think of my books as music before I write them.” In a journal entry she compared herself to an “improviser with [my] hands rambling over the piano.“ Approaching the author’s career from a unique perspective, Virginia Woolf and Music examines her musical background; music in her fiction and her own critical writings on the subject; its importance in the Bloomsbury milieu; and its role within the larger framework of aesthetics, politics, gender studies, language, and Modernism. Illuminating the rich nature of Woolf's works, these essays from scores of literary and music scholars are “a fascinating and important contribution to scholarship about Virginia Woolf, music, and interdisciplinary art” (Music Reference Services Quarterly).