Franz Liszt: A Guide to Research

Franz Liszt: A Guide to Research

Franz Liszt: A Guide to Research

Franz Liszt: A Guide to Research


Franz Liszt has become for music historians the archetypical genius--able to upstage such titans as Chopin and Thalberg on the piano, then moving with ease into composition and effortlessly traveling outside the boundaries of his age with wildly original music. Such a figure will always be difficult to evaluate and thus this comprehensive bibliography and guide will be all the more valuable for student and scholar.


In the chapters that follow, each book and article cited separately is identified by author(s), title, editor(s), and/or translator(s), if any; publication information (place, publisher, year, and number of pages, if a book; periodical title, volume, date, and page range, if an article); and ISBN, ISSN, and/or Library of Congress shelf-numbers, if available. An example: the first volume of Alan Walker's Liszt survey study might be identified as

Walker, Alan. Franz Liszt: The Virtuoso Years, 1811-1847, rev. ed. Ithaca, NY and London: Cornell University Press, 1987. xxv, 481 pp. ISBN 0801494214.

Because Walker's survey comprises three volumes, however, the revised “Virtuoso Years” installment is actually identified as

Walker, Alan. Franz Liszt. 3 vols. ML410.L7W27 (series).

Vol. 1: The Virtuoso Years, 1811-1847, rev. ed.; Cornell University Press, 1987. xxv, 481 pp. ISBN 0801494214.

NB: The original edition of Walker's volume was published by Alfred A. Knopf of New York City in 1983; information about earlier or other editions usually appears in descriptions of items rather than in their bibliographic identifications.

Each book and article separately identified and described below is also assigned a number. Thus “1” refers to Walker's three-volume survey study (see above); “2” to the 1968 edition of Peter Raabe's two-volume Franz Liszt (the original 1931 edition is identified in the annotation); and so on. In certain cases, portions of longer studies are described separately and therefore have been assigned numbers of their own. Thus Walker's essay “Liszt and the Literature, ” which appears as an introduction to his first volume, is identified as

180. Walker. “Liszt and the Literature.” In item 1, vol. 1, pp. 3-29.

Cross-referenced books and articles are identified by asterisks (*) as well as item numbers; Walker's essay, for example, would be cross-referenced as

* Walker, “Liszt and the Literature.” Described as item 180.

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