No nineteenth-century composer had extra different ties to his modern global than Franz Liszt (1811-1886). At quite a few 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 song and the oratorio, and transmitted the principles of contemporary pianism.
The essays introduced jointly in Franz Liszt and His World develop our figuring out of the composer with clean views and an emphasis on historic 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 deals new insights approximately Liszt's event of Italy; Susan Youens exhibits how Liszt's songs interact with the modernity of Heinrich Heine's poems; James Deaville seems at how publishers sustained Liszt's reputation; and Leon Botstein explores Liszt's position within the transformation of nineteenth-century preoccupations concerning faith, the country, and art.
Franz Liszt and His World additionally contains key biographical and important records from Liszt's lifetime, which open new home windows on how Liszt used to be considered by way of his contemporaries and the way he wanted to be considered by way of posterity. Introductions to and commentaries on those records are supplied via Peter Bloom, José Bowen, James Deaville, Allan Keiler, Rainer Kleinertz, Ralph Locke, Rena Charnin Mueller, and Benjamin Walton.