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Author Hilmes, Oliver, author.

Title Franz Liszt : musician, celebrity, superstar / Oliver Hilmes ; translated by Stewart Spencer.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2016.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Liszt,F HIL    Available
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Description xiii, 353 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
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Note "Originally published under the title Liszt: Biographie eines Superstars by Oliver Hilmes © 2011 By Siedler Verlag, a division of Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH, Munich."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Childhood and adolescence (1811-27) -- Rehearsing and studying (1827-35) -- Années de pèlerinage (1835-9) -- Living like a Lord (1839-47) -- Weimar (1847-61) -- Rome (1861-8) -- La vie trifurquée (1869-86) -- Postlude.
Language Translated from the German.
Summary "Whereas previous biographies have focused primarily on the composer's musical contributions, Hilmes showcases Liszt the man in all his many shades and personal reinventions: child prodigy, Romantic eccentric, fervent Catholic, actor, lothario, celebrity, businessman, genius and extravagant show-off. The author immerses the reader in the intrigues of the nineteenth-century European glitterati (including Liszt's powerful patrons, the monstrous Wagner clan) while exploring the complex face of the artist and the soul of his music." -- From the publisher's description
Subject Liszt, Franz, 1811-1886.
Composers -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Added Author Spencer, Stewart, translator.
Added Title Franz Liszt. English
ISBN 9780300182934 hardcover ; alkaline paper
0300182937 hardcover ; alkaline paper

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