Liszt: A Listener's Guide

by John Bell Young

Composer, bon vivant, pianist, teacher, superstar showman, raconteur, writer, entrepreneur, ladies' man, philanthropist, and priest, Franz Liszt is widely viewed today not only as a great composer, but also as the greatest pianist of the 19th century. Yet his enormous body of piano music, by turns poetic, glittering, acrobatic, prophetic, profound, and haunting, failed to command the acclaim it deserved in his lifetime. In Liszt, John Bell Young takes a close look at this opulent music, illuminating its many facets and challenges from a pianist's engaged perspective.


• Never-before-released recordings of five extraordinary young pianists are included on an accompanying CD

Publisher: Amadeus Press

Series: Unlocking the Masters

Format: Softcover with CD

Page Count: 152

Dimensions: 9 X 6 inches

ISBN: 9781574671704

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