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The Cambridge Companion to Liszt
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This Companion provides an up-to-date view of the music of Franz Liszt, its contemporary context and performance practice, written by some of the leading specialists in the field of nineteenth-century music studies. Although a core of Liszt's piano music has always maintained a firm hold on the repertoire, his output was so vast, influential and multi-faceted that scholarship too has taken some time to assimilate his achievement. This book offers students and music lovers some of the latest views in an accessible form. Katharine Ellis, Alexander Rehding and James Deaville present the biographical and intellectual aspects of Liszt's legacy, Kenneth Hamilton, James Baker and Anna Celenza give a detailed account of Liszt's piano music - including approaches to performance - Monika Hennemann discusses Liszt's Lieder, and Reeves Shulstad and Dolores Pesce survey his orchestral and choral music.

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'… a reliable survey of most of Liszt's music … concise and thought-provoking, too.'

Source: BBC Music Magazine

'… a timely intervention in Liszt scholarship, bringing together leading scholars to present an overview of Liszt's vast and diverse oeuvre. … a valuable addition to the burgeoning Liszt literature.'

Source: The Times Literary Supplement

'… a rewarding study of a fascinating romantic artist.'

Source: Reference Reviews

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