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Liszt - A Listener's Guide

Unlocking the Masters Series

By Franz Liszt

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Unlocking the Masters Series. Composed by Franz Liszt (1811-1886). Unlocking The Masters. Softcover with CD. 152 pages. Published by Amadeus Press (HL.331952).

Item Number: HL.331952

ISBN 1574671707. 6x9 inches.

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.

About Unlocking the Masters

Ideal for music lovers, beginners and beyond. Each book comes with a CD (or CDs) to enhance the reader's appreciation for the music and its composer. Unlocking the Masters defines and clarifies the "greatness" of the so-called great composers, examines the work and impact of individual composers, and deepens knowledge of composers for music lovers. Accompanying CDs creatively link the music and text.