Virtuosity and the Musical Work : The Transcendental Studies of Liszt (1ST)

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Virtuosity and the Musical Work : The Transcendental Studies of Liszt (1ST)

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 240 p.
  • 言語 ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521036047
  • DDC分類 780.92

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This book is about three sets of etudes by Lisztexercices (1826), its reworking as Douzes grandes etudes (1837), and their reworking as Douzes etudes d'execution transcendante (1851). At the same time it is a book about nineteenth-century instrumental music in general, in that the three works invite the exploration of features characteristic of the early Romantic era in music. These include: a composer-performer culture, the concept of virtuosity, the significance of recomposition, music and the poetic, and the consolidation of a musical work-concept. A central concern is to illuminate the relationship between the work-concept and a performance- and genre-orientated musical culture. At the same time the book reflects on how we might make judgements of the 'Transcendentals', of the Symphonic Poem Mazeppa (based on the fourth etude), and of Liszt's music in general.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements                                   viii
Introduction 1 (7)
Ecology by numbers 8 (21)
Of maps and materials 29 (37)
Composing the performance 66 (37)
Making and remaking 103 (31)
Forms and reforms 134 (41)
Suggestion and symbol 175 (23)
Mazeppa times 7 198 (29)
Bibliography 227 (8)
Index 235