Liszt: Sonata in B Minor

Liszt: Sonata in B Minor

by Kenneth Hamilton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521469635

ISBN-13: 9780521469630

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Liszt's B minor Sonata is now regarded as his finest work for piano, and one of the pinnacles of Romantic piano music. This book, written by a pianist who has performed the Sonata extensively, includes a survey of Liszt's early attempts at sonata composition and clears away some of the persisent myths regarding program music in Liszt's output. The central chapters,

Overview

Liszt's B minor Sonata is now regarded as his finest work for piano, and one of the pinnacles of Romantic piano music. This book, written by a pianist who has performed the Sonata extensively, includes a survey of Liszt's early attempts at sonata composition and clears away some of the persisent myths regarding program music in Liszt's output. The central chapters, built around an analysis of the B minor Sonata, discuss various interpretative approaches, while the concluding chapter treats the performance practice and performing history of the work. This is the first book to elucidate this ground-breaking piece for the general reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521469630
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Series:
Cambridge Music Handbooks Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.28(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Forms and formulae; 3. Understanding the Sonata in B minor; 4. Text and texture; 5. Performances and pianos; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

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