Franz Liszt and His World (The Bard Music Festival)

No nineteenth-century composer had extra diversified ties to his modern international than Franz Liszt (1811-1886). At numerous issues in his lifestyles he made his domestic in Vienna, Paris, Weimar, Rome, and Budapest. In his roles as keyboard virtuoso, conductor, grasp instructor, and abbé, he reinvented the live performance adventure, complex a innovative time table for symphonic and dramatic tune, rethought the chances of church tune and the oratorio, and transmitted the rules of contemporary pianism.

The essays introduced jointly in Franz Liszt and His World boost our figuring out of the composer with clean views and an emphasis on old contexts. Rainer Kleinertz examines Wagner's enthusiasm for Liszt's symphonic poem Orpheus; Christopher Gibbs discusses Liszt's pathbreaking Viennese concert events of 1838; Dana Gooley assesses Liszt opposed to the backdrop of antivirtuosity polemics; Ryan Minor investigates cantatas written in honor of Beethoven; Anna Celenza bargains new insights approximately Liszt's adventure of Italy; Susan Youens indicates how Liszt's songs have interaction with the modernity of Heinrich Heine's poems; James Deaville appears at how publishers sustained Liszt's recognition; and Leon Botstein explores Liszt's function within the transformation of nineteenth-century preoccupations concerning faith, the country, and art.

Franz Liszt and His World additionally comprises key biographical and demanding files from Liszt's lifetime, which open new home windows on how Liszt was once considered by means of his contemporaries and the way he wanted to be seen through posterity. Introductions to and commentaries on those files are supplied by means of Peter Bloom, José Bowen, James Deaville, Allan Keiler, Rainer Kleinertz, Ralph Locke, Rena Charnin Mueller, and Benjamin Walton.

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1994). For discussions of the results of Italian politics on nineteenth-century English literature, see Maura O’Connor, The Romance of Italy and the English Political mind's eye (London: 1998); Daryl S. Ogden, “Byron, Italy, and the Poetics of Liberal Imperialism,” Keats-Shelley magazine forty nine (2000): 114–38. 10. Franz Liszt, Sämtliche Schriften, ed. Rainer Kleinertz (Wiesbaden: 2000), vol. 1, pp. 455–503. eleven. Charles Suttoni, An Artist’s trip (Chicago: 1989), p. 244. For the latest dialogue of this subject, see Alan Walker, “Liszt the author: On track and Musicians,” • 31 • LISZT, ITALY, AND THE REPUBLIC OF THE mind's eye Reflections on Liszt (Ithaca, N.

Saslow (New Haven, Conn. : 1991), p. 419. For the unique Italian, see Michelangelo Buonarroti, Rime (Milan: 1975). sixty two. in response to Rena Mueller, in “Liszt’s ‘Tasso’ Sketchbook: reports in assets and Revision,” Ph. D diss. , long island college, 1986, there are citations on pages 19 and 20 in Liszt’s Poetisches Album (Weimar: Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv, MS 142) categorized “Strozzi’s Inschrift zur Michel Angelos Nacht” and “Michel Angelos Antwort” which date from the 1840s (pp. 157–58). sixty three. it's going to be famous that during the 1860s Liszt composed a piece known as “La Notte,” that is an improved model (with extra Hungarian fabric) of “Il Penseroso.

An additional telling instance is his common omission of Chopin’s contribution to the Hexaméron, the single edition with a dreamy tone, in live performance. He additionally turns out to have shunned items that, because of their brevity, can be akin to salon repertory. In Vienna he as soon as substituted the Lucia delusion for a couple of etudes introduced at the application, explaining so much implausibly to the viewers that the etudes have been “too hard. ”62 quickly thereafter, he reintroduced the Chopin etude yet transitioned from it right into a fable on a Hungarian track, as if it could possibly no longer have a enough impression by itself.

34ff. 18. On Schumann’s relative fail to remember for philosophy, see ibid. , pp. 111–14. 19. Carl Dahlhaus, Nineteenth-Century song, trans. J. Bradford Robinson (Berkeley and l. a.: 1989), p. a hundred forty five. 20. For an intensive representation of the way the wars affected live performance existence in Berlin and the way the town rebuilt its live performance lifestyles, see Christoph-Hellmuth Mahling’s copiously documented article, “Zum ‘Musikbetrieb’ Berlins und seinen Institutionen in der ersten Hälfte des 19. Jahrhunderts,” in Studien zur Musikgeschichte Berlins im frühen 19.

How is it that composers don't convey the best vegetation in their calling the following as do the painters, their brothers? 26 • eight • Anna Harwell Celenza Liszt had lately attended the Paris “Salon,” a government-sponsored show of works by means of modern French artists, and he dreamed of the same chance for song. lots of the artists named in Liszt’s article have been dwelling jointly in Rome on the French Academy; the work they'd despatched again to Paris published the highbrow bond they shared.

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