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The Liszt Centennial and Liszt’s Legacy in Hungarian Musical Life

Lynn M. Hooker

in Redefining Hungarian Music from Liszt to Bartók

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199739592
eISBN:
9780199369461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739592.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Here the 1911 commemoration of the Liszt centennial frames this study of Liszt’s role in Hungarian music scene. The commemoration prompted many musicians and critics to reflect on issues in early ... More


Franz Liszt

Russell Stinson

in The Reception of Bach's Organ Works from Mendelssohn to Brahms

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171099
eISBN:
9780199865239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171099.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter begins by discussing how Franz Liszt came to know of Bachian music. It provides evidence that Liszt gained interest in the Six Great Preludes and Fugues for organ, and that he began to ... More


Liszt and the Romantic Rhetoric of Improvisation

Dana Gooley

in Fantasies of Improvisation: Free Playing in Nineteenth-Century Music

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190633585
eISBN:
9780190633615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190633585.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter 5 follows another musician of strong improvisatory inclinations who modified his practice in response to criticism. Unlike Schumann’s more linear development, Liszt’s relationship with ... More


Franz Liszt and the Virtuoso Public Sphere: Sight and Sound in the Rise of Mass Entertainment

Lawrence Kramer

in Musical Meaning: Toward a Critical History

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520228245
eISBN:
9780520928329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228245.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter attempts to sketch out some of the cultural meanings of a virtuoso with a concentration on Franz Liszt, who defined the model that subsequent virtuosos have been expected either to ... More


Sounding Souvenirs

Alexander Rehding

in Music and Monumentality: Commemoration and Wonderment in Nineteenth Century Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195385380
eISBN:
9780199852499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385380.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

As the town of Weimar prepared to celebrate Goethe’s birthday, Franz Liszt came up with several new compositions that included Tasso, “Mehr Licht,” and other arrangements for a four-part male-choir, ... More


Bass Clarinet, Contra Bass, and Contra Alto Music

Albert R. Rice

in From the Clarinet D'Amour to the Contra Bass: A History of the Large Size Clarinets, 1740-1860

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195343281
eISBN:
9780199867813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343281.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Chapter five is dedicated to bass clarinet music grouped in the categories: early reported works; notation practice; a chronological description of works from 1834 to 1860 listed by composer; band ... More


Promising the Silver Age: 1832 to 1861

Michael H. Kater

in Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300170566
eISBN:
9780300210101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170566.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on Weimar's Silver Age between 1832 and 1861, which followed the death of Johann Wolfgang Goethe. It first looks at smaller figures who filled the space left by Goethe, ... More


Redefining Hungarian Music from Liszt to Bartók

Lynn M. Hooker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199739592
eISBN:
9780199369461
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739592.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This book explores the transformation of the idea of national music in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Hungary, envisioning Hungary’s two best-known composers, Liszt and Bartók, as endpoints ... More


INTERLUDE I

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Although some writers took a cynical view of the influence of virtuosos touring the United States, most believed the visiting pianists were useful models for budding pianists and were responsible for ... More


From ‘Rhapsodic Gypsy’ to ‘Gypsy Rhapsody’

Ana G. Piotrowska

in The Music Road: Coherence and Diversity in Music from the Mediterranean to India

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780197266564
eISBN:
9780191889394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266564.003.0017
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Although rhapsodies—since the mid-19th century predominantly identified as musical compositions without fixed form—were composed by a number of prominent European and American composers, it was ... More


Failing the Silver Age: 1861 to 1901

Michael H. Kater

in Weimar: From Enlightenment to the Present

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300170566
eISBN:
9780300210101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300170566.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the failure of Weimar's denizens to lift the town into a Silver Age in the second half of the nineteenth century. It first looks at some of the achievements of the period ... More


Liszt I: (Harmonie et mélodie, Calmann-Lévy, 1899, 155–172)

Roger Nichols

in Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, Western

It is not long since orchestral music had only two forms at its disposal: the symphony and the overture. Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven did not write anything else; who would dare to depart from their ... More


The Reception of Bach's Organ Works from Mendelssohn to Brahms

Russell Stinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171099
eISBN:
9780199865239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171099.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Bach's music has made an indelible mark on all those who compose for the organ, and in the 19th century, Bach's music was revived, revered, and brought to life for a musical public. This study ... More


The Break with Liszt

Richard Bolster

in Marie d`Agoult: The Rebel Countess

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300082463
eISBN:
9780300137682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300082463.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter considers Marie d'Agoult's separation with Franz Liszt. Marie returned to France in the autumn of 1839 with encouragement from Liszt to rebuild her life in Paris and renew her contact ... More


A Rival or Liszt

R. Allen Lott

in From Paris to Peoria: How European Piano Virtuosos Brought Classical Music to the American Heartland

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195148831
eISBN:
9780199869695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195148831.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Sigismund Thalberg (1812-71) was the one pianist to rival Liszt in the 1830s. Bernard Ullman, with a decade of managerial experience, masterminded Thalberg's two-year American tour (1856-8) that ... More


Life with Liszt

Richard Bolster

in Marie d`Agoult: The Rebel Countess

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300082463
eISBN:
9780300137682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300082463.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter focuses on Marie d'Agoult's life with Franz Liszt. It explains that after their elopement in 1835, the couple toured Switzerland which was memorialized in Liszt's piano solo The Years of ... More


Marie d`Agoult: The Rebel Countess

Richard Bolster

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300082463
eISBN:
9780300137682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300082463.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Talented and resolutely independent, Marie d'Agoult (1805–76) was one of the most remarkable women of her time. Abandoning her privileged position in society, she eloped with her great love, the ... More


The Lovers in Italy

Richard Bolster

in Marie d`Agoult: The Rebel Countess

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300082463
eISBN:
9780300137682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300082463.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter looks at Marie d'Agoult and Franz Liszt's travels in Italy. It describes their visit to the cathedral in Bourges, their relocation to Milan and later to Venice. It discusses Marie's ... More


“Liszt Is Ours!” versus “Liszt Problems”

Lynn M. Hooker

in Redefining Hungarian Music from Liszt to Bartók

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199739592
eISBN:
9780199369461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199739592.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, Western, Ethnomusicology, World Music

The epilogue addresses the commemoration of Liszt’s 125th birthday in 1936. Statements by Bartók and some of his sympathizers in and around the 1936 commemoration demonstrate changes in the discourse ... More


Liszt II: (Portraits et souvenirs, Société d’edition artistique, 15–34)

Roger Nichols

in Camille Saint-Saëns: On Music and Musicians

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195320169
eISBN:
9780199852086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320169.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Franz Liszt began by incarnating on the piano the panache of Romanticism; then, leaving behind a style belonging to the Middle Ages that could no longer be found in France, despite all the efforts of ... More


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