By Christopher H. Gibbs, Dana Gooley
No nineteenth-century composer had extra assorted ties to his modern global than Franz Liszt (1811-1886). At quite a few issues in his existence he made his domestic in Vienna, Paris, Weimar, Rome, and Budapest. In his roles as keyboard virtuoso, conductor, grasp instructor, and abb, he reinvented the live performance event, complicated a revolutionary time table for symphonic and dramatic tune, rethought the chances of church song and the oratorio, and transmitted the principles of contemporary pianism. The essays introduced jointly in Franz Liszt and His international strengthen our figuring out of the composer with clean views and an emphasis on historic contexts. Rainer Kleinertz examines Wagner's enthusiasm for Liszt's symphonic poem Orpheus; Christopher Gibbs discusses Liszt's pathbreaking Viennese concert events of 1838; Dana Gooley assesses Liszt opposed to the backdrop of antivirtuosity polemics; Ryan Minor investigates cantatas written in honor of Beethoven; Anna Celenza bargains new insights approximately Liszt's adventure of Italy; Susan Youens indicates how Liszt's songs have interaction with the modernity of Heinrich Heine's poems; James Deaville seems to be at how publishers sustained Liszt's attractiveness; and Leon Botstein explores Liszt's position within the transformation of nineteenth-century preoccupations relating to faith, the kingdom, and paintings. Franz Liszt and His international additionally comprises key biographical and important files from Liszt's lifetime, which open new home windows on how Liszt used to be seen by means of his contemporaries and the way he wanted to be seen through posterity. Introductions to and commentaries on those records are supplied through Peter Bloom, Jos Bowen, James Deaville, Allan Keiler, Rainer Kleinertz, Ralph Locke, Rena Charnin Mueller, and Benjamin Walton.