John Bell Young: Liszt - A Listener's Guide

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Catalogue No: HL00331952
Artist: Franz Liszt
Format: Books | Biography
Composer, bon vivant, pianist, teacher, superstar showman, raconteur, writer, entrepreneur, ladies' man, philanthropist, and priest, Franz Liszt is widely viewed today not only as a great composer, but also as the greatest pianist of the 19th century. Yet his enormous body of piano music, by turns poetic, glittering, acrobatic, prophetic, profound, and haunting, failed to command the acclaim it deserved in his lifetime.

In Liszt, John Bell Young takes a close look at this opulent music, illuminating its many facets and challenges from a pianist's engaged perspective.

Never-before-released recordings of five extraordinary young pianists are included on an accompanying CD.

ISBN: 9781574671704
Published on: 22 June 2009
No of pages: 152
Language: English
Publisher: Amadeus Press