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Franz Liszt: The Virtuoso Years, 1811-1847
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Cornell Univ Pr
Publication date February 16, 1988
Binding Paperback
Edition Rev sub
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780801494215
ISBN-10 0801494214
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.75 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.55 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Other format details university press
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The first volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.

"You can't help but keep turning the pages, wondering how it will all turn out: and Walker's accumulated readings of Liszt's music have to be taken seriously indeed."―D. Kern Holoman, New York Review of Books

"A conscientious scholar passionate about his subject. Mr. Walker makes the man and his age come to life. These three volumes will be the definitive work to which all subsequent Liszt biographies will aspire."―Harold C. Schonberg, Wall Street Journal

"What distinguishes Walker from Liszt's dozens of earlier biographers is that he is equally strong on the music and the life. A formidable musicologist with a lively polemical style, he discusses the composer's works with greater understanding and clarity than any previous biographer. And whereas many have recycled the same erroneous, often damaging information, Walker has relied on his own prodigious, globe-trotting research, a project spanning twenty-five years. The result is a textured portrait of Liszt and his times without rival."―Elliot Ravetz, Time

"The prose is so lively that the reader is often swept along by the narrative. . . . This three-part work . . . is now the definitive work on Liszt in English and belongs in all music collections."―Library Journal

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About: The first volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.
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9780801494215 | details & prices | 5.75 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.55 lbs | List price $29.95
About: The first volume in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.

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