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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 a variety of issues in his existence 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, complicated a revolutionary time table for symphonic and dramatic tune, rethought the chances of church tune and the oratorio, and transmitted the rules of recent pianism.

The essays introduced jointly in Franz Liszt and His World improve our realizing 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 live shows 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 exhibits how Liszt's songs have interaction with the modernity of Heinrich Heine's poems; James Deaville seems to be at how publishers sustained Liszt's attractiveness; and Leon Botstein explores Liszt's function within the transformation of nineteenth-century preoccupations relating to faith, the kingdom, and art.

Franz Liszt and His World additionally comprises key biographical and important files from Liszt's lifetime, which open new home windows on how Liszt was once considered via his contemporaries and the way he wanted to be seen by way of 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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287. 12. worthwhile fresh debts of Liszt’s virtuosity contain Dana Gooley, The Virtuoso Liszt (Cambridge, Eng. : 2004), with chapters on “Liszt, Thalberg, and the Parisian publics” and “Anatomy of ‘Lisztomania’: The Berlin Episode”; and Lawrence Kramer, “Franz Liszt and the Virtuoso Public Sphere: Sight and Sound within the upward push of Mass leisure” in Musical which means: towards a serious historical past (Berkeley and la: 2002), pp. 68-99. The time period “Lisztomania” used to be, after all, coined by means of Heine. thirteen. Rena Charnin Mueller, “Reevaluating the Liszt Chronology: The Case of Anfangs wollt ich quickly verzagen,” in 19th-Century track 12, no. 2 (Fall 1988): 132–47. 14. merely 3 are for solo voice: S73/1, LW N5 was once composed in 1841, released in 1843; the second one model, S273/2, used to be composed among 1854 and 1859, released in 1856 and 1860; the 3rd model for voice and orchestra (S369) used to be composed in 1860, released in 1862. 15. Mueller, “Reevaluating the Liszt Chronology,” p. 134. sixteen. The word “my little malicious-sentimental poems” invokes the Lyrisches Intermezzo and is derived from a letter Heine wrote to Karl Immermann on 24 December 1822. See Heinrich Heine, Säkularausgabe, vol. 20: Briefe 1815–1831, ed. Fritz Eisner (Berlin: 1970), p. sixty one. 17. The citation are available in Liszt, “De los angeles state of affairs des artistes, et de leur situation dans l. a. société,” from Sämtliche Schriften, ed. Detlef Altenburg, vol. 1, Frühe Schriften, ed. Rainer Kleinertz (Wiesbaden: 1998), p. 26. 18. See Heinrich Heine, Säkularausgabe, vol. 18: De los angeles France, ed. Fritz Mende (Berlin: 1977), pp. 189–92. 19. Lamennais by no means really met Heine. See Félicité de Lamennais, Correspondance générale, ed. Louis Le Guillou (Paris: 1971), vol. 6, p. 816; Heinrich Heine, Säkularausgabe, vol. 10: Pariser Berichte 1840–1848, ed. Lucienne Netter (Berlin: 1979), pp. 230–33. 20. there has been no longer sufficient recognized in Heine’s day approximately illnesses of the imperative fearful procedure for later neurologists to check the reason for his hideously lengthy demise with any simple task. Physicians have proposed a variety of probabilities, from Lou Gehrig’s ailment to a cerebrospinal syphilis that in some way spared his psychological colleges to the very finish, • seventy one • HEINE, LISZT, AND THE track OF the long run yet not anyone relatively is aware. the main exhaustive learn of the topic is Henner Montanus, Der kranke Heine (Stuttgart: 1995), with its attention-grabbing examine of what the poet’s graphics demonstrate and of Heine’s erotic lifestyles and sexuality. Montanus concludes that encephalitis disseminata (a top candidate) can't clarify all of Heine’s signs, until one postulates a moment disease concurrent with it. no matter what valuable frightened procedure illness was once at paintings, a tubercular an infection used to be what killed him finally. 21. Rainer Kleinertz, “‘Wie sehr ich auch Liszt liebe, so wirkt doch seine Musik nicht angenehm auf mein Gemüt’: Freundschaft und Entfremdung zwischen Heine und Liszt,” Heine-Jahrbuch 37 (1998): 107–39. 22. Heinrich Heine, Säkularausgabe, vol. three: Gedichte 1845–1856, ed. Helmut Brandt and Renate Francke (Berlin: 1986), p.

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