Franz Liszt, Vol. 1: The Virtuoso Years, 1811-1847

Publisher: Holt,Rinehart & Winston of Canada Ltd
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ISBN : 9780394525402
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Franz Liszt, Vol. 1: The Virtuoso Years, 1811-1847

The first 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. 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

Specifications of Franz Liszt, Vol. 1: The Virtuoso Years, 1811-1847

AuthorAlan Walker
Edition1st American ed
Number Of Pages481
Publication Date1983-02-12
Height10 inch.
Length1.5 inch.
Width6.75 inch.
Weight2 pounds.

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