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Franz Liszt: Selected Letters
     

Franz Liszt: Selected Letters

by Franz Liszt, Adrian Williams
 

In addition to what these missives tell us of the life and character of this extraordinarily charismatic composer and pianist, and of his ties to the other great musicians of the period, Franz Liszt's letters—most of which are here translated into English for the first time—also reveal the astonishing range of his relationships in literature, art, the

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In addition to what these missives tell us of the life and character of this extraordinarily charismatic composer and pianist, and of his ties to the other great musicians of the period, Franz Liszt's letters—most of which are here translated into English for the first time—also reveal the astonishing range of his relationships in literature, art, the church, politics, and among the great reigning houses of Europe.

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From the Publisher
"...a compelling self-portrait of Liszt the composer....A thousand pages spent in the company of this admirable man are a rare delight. For Lisztomanics and Lisztolaters, of course, they will be very heaven."—Times Literary Supplement

"A remarkable memoir/autobiography....Williams provides perfect translations and superb annotations, filling the gaps left by the correspondence. The best English-language collection of Liszt's letters....Highly recommended."—Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198166887
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/01/1998
Pages:
1116
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 2.20(d)
Lexile:
1170L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

Adrian Williams is a freelance writer and the former Secretary of the International Liszt Centre. He previously wrote Portrait of Liszt.

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