Liszt's Final Decade (Eastman Studies in Music)

Liszt's Final Decade (Eastman Studies in Music)

Dolores Pesce


towards the tip of his existence Franz Liszt maintained large correspondence with ladies who have been on the time his closest confidantes, Carolyne von Sayn-Wittgenstein and Olga von Meyendorff. Liszt wrote to them usually, expressing his intimate emotions approximately own and profession occasions and his conflicted self-image as a celebrated performer yet underappreciated composer. Absent a diary, the letters supply the main direct road into Liszt's psyche in his ultimate years. Liszt's ultimate Decade explores via those letters the brain and track of 1 of the 19th century's preferred musicians, supplying perception into Liszt's melancholia in his final years and his fight to realize acceptance for his tune but steer clear of feedback. The trade exhibits that Liszt eventually resolved his internal clash via a individually developed Christian ethical philosophy that embraced confident resignation to pain, compassionate love, and belief in a simply gift to come back. The e-book additionally examines how Liszt's overdue sacred compositions verify the yielding of pain to pleasure and desire. considerably, Liszt considered those works, normally missed at the present time, as an important a part of his compositional legacy. This quantity therefore demanding situations the belief of a unmarried "late" Lisztian kind and the concept that melancholy beaten the composer in his ultimate years. Dolores Pesce is the Avis Blewett Professor of track in Arts and Sciences at Washington collage in St. Louis.

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