The Liszt Companion (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 485 pages
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Franz Liszt is most well-known for his compositions for piano and orchestra, but his influence is also strong in chamber music, choral music, and orchestral transcriptions. This new collection of essays presents a scholarly overview of all of the composer's work, providing the most comprehensive and current treatment of both his oeuvre and the immense amount of secondary literature written about it. Highly regarded critics and scholars write for both a general and academic audience, covering all of Liszt's major compositions as well as the neglected gems found among his choral and chamber works.

Following an outline of the subject's life, "The Liszt Companion" goes on to detail Liszt's critical reception in the German press, his writings and letters, his piano and orchestral works, his neglected secular choral works, and his major organ compositions. Also explored here are his little-known chamber pieces and his songs. An exhaustive bibliography and index of works conclude the volume. This work will both elucidate aspects of Liszt's most famous work and revive interest in those pieces that deserve and require greater attention.

  

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Contents

Franz Liszt 18111886
3
Liszts Writings and Correspondence
29
Liszt in the GermanLanguage Press
41
The Early Works
57
Piano Music 18351861
73
Piano Music 18611886
139
Opera Paraphrases
179
Organ Music
193
Piano and Orchestra Works
281
Orchestral Transcriptions
309
Sacred Choral Works
335
Secular Choral Works
365
Songs and Melodramas
403
Selected Bibliography
439
Index of Works
459
Index of Names and Subjects
471

Chamber Music
215
Orchestral Works
235
Contributors
483
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About the author (2002)

BEN ARNOLD is an Associate Professor of Music at Emory University and the author of Music and War: A Research and Information Guide. He has published many articles on Liszt in The Journal of the American Liszt Society, and his work has appeared frequently in journals including The Musical Quarterly.

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