The Life and Works of Franz Liszt by Jeremy Siepmann audiobook

The Life and Works of Franz Liszt

By Jeremy Siepmann
Read by Jeremy Siepmann , with  Neville Jason

Naxos

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • Available on 11/12/2019

    ISBN: 9781094013732

  • Available on 11/12/2019

    ISBN: 9781094013725

  • Available on 11/12/2019

    ISBN: 9781094013749

Runtime: 2.58 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The life of Franz Liszt was as daring and spectacular as his music. Famed throughout Europe as the greatest pianist of the nineteenth century, he was one of the most original and prophetic composers who ever lived. Beautiful in youth, glowering in age, his high-profile love affairs were the talk of the town wherever he went, and his generosity to young musicians was legendary. In this account of his epic life, actors’ readings combine with plentiful musical excerpts to paint a living portrait of a highly complex man.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Here, in the most pleasing way, is a two-hour seminar on Liszt and the glories of the piano, and one wouldn’t wish it a minute shorter or longer. The center of this production is the musical selections, which pick up their cue from the text and expand our understanding and appreciation of the music for its own sake and for the tumultuous life that produced it—and for life itself, in all its beauty, tumult, and mystery.” AudioFile
“A superb portrait of a one-of-a-kind artist.” Library Bookwatch

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Author

Author Bio: Jeremy Siepmann

Author Bio: Jeremy Siepmann

Jeremy Siepmann is an internationally acclaimed writer, musician, teacher, broadcaster, and editor. His series for Naxos—“Life and Works” and “Classics Explained”—have received exceptional accolades from critics and listeners on both sides of the Atlantic. His books include highly acclaimed biographies of composers, two volumes on the history and literature of the piano, and an introductory survey of chamber music. From December 1997 to February 2010 he was the editor of Piano magazine, whose regular contributors included many of the world’s greatest pianists.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 2.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English