Download e-book for iPad: The Collected Writings of Franz Liszt: Essays and Letters of by Janita R. Hall-Swadley

By Janita R. Hall-Swadley

ISBN-10: 0810882671

ISBN-13: 9780810882676

During his early years, Franz Liszt labored as a touring piano virtuoso, his adventures highlighted by means of his entrée into the literary international as a correspondent for the preferred French journals of his time. during this moment quantity of Janita Hall-Swadley’s The gathered Writings of Franz Liszt, Liszt’s paintings as a song essayist and journalist is on complete reveal. In his essays, readers will see the effect of the innovative theories of Hugues-Felicité Robert de Lamennais, Victor Hugo, and François-René de Chateaubriand as Liszt boldly demands social reforms on behalf of musicians and musical associations, from calls for for a repertoire of church song of divine compliment to the well timed booklet of cheap song versions. as well as Liszt’s scandalous assessment of Sigismond Thalberg and the fiery trade that ensued, the essays contain his tales to dwelling composers Giacomo Meyerbeer and Robert Schumann and the lately deceased Niccolò Paganini.

Alongside the essay, this new translation of Liszt’s letters opens a window onto the composer’s immersion within the Italian nation-state, the place he paints a portrait of a wealthy musical panorama. Liszt regales his correspondents with a laugh anecdotes at Sand’s Italian kingdom property in Nohant, describes the gorgeous panorama and inventive treasures of Italy from his place of abode on Lake Como, defends himself from Heinrich Heine’s accusations of his “ill-seated” personality, discusses the non secular aesthetic of Raphael’s painting, and gives his suggestions at the interconnectedness of the entire arts. together with entire facsimile reproductions of the prevailing manuscripts for “De los angeles scenario des artistes” and “Sur Paganini à propos de sa mort, Essays and Letters of a touring Bachelor of Music is a must-read for pupil and students of 19th-century classical music.

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