By Alan Walker
"No one is familiar with extra approximately Franz Liszt than Alan Walker."—Malcolm Bowie, instances Literary Supplement
In a chain of energetic essays that let us know a lot not just concerning the phenomenon that was once Franz Liszt but additionally in regards to the musical and cultural lifetime of nineteenth-century Europe, Alan Walker muses on facets of Liszt's existence and paintings that he used to be not able to discover in his acclaimed three-volume biography of the nice composer and pianist. issues contain Liszt's contributions to the Lied, the lifelong effect of his come upon with Beethoven, his effect on scholars who grew to become recognized of their personal correct, his accomplishments in transcribing and modifying the works of different composers, and his leading edge piano approach. One bankruptcy is dedicated to the Sonata in B Minor, possibly Liszt's unmarried so much celebrated composition.
Walker attracts seriously on Liszt's astonishingly huge own correspondence with different composers, critics, pianists, and widespread public figures. the entire essays display Walker's large and deep wisdom of Liszt and Romantic tune commonly and, in certain cases, his impatience with modern functionality practice.