The ABBE Liszt; The Story of His Life

The ABBE Liszt; The Story of His Life

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...efforts to still improve his power of execution, and reach on his instrument the perfection possessed by Paganini over his violin. To play on a single note was of course out of question. That was not Liszt's object, although he Liszt's 'Gesammelte Schriften.' might indeed have astonished the world by playing with only one finger, for he had so drilled each of his fingers that they each and all possessed such rapidity, independence, and firmness as no other pianist ever possessed before. By dint of labour, industry, and inventiveness, Liszt increased the beauty and breadth of sound of his instrument to a marvellous degree, and, at the same time, dealt a fatal blow to the modern pianoforte music of his day. When the famous violinist first published his twenty-four ' Capricci per Violino Solo, Composti e Dedicati Agli Artisti, ' Liszt eagerly procured them, and at once set about trying the sounds; their study enabled him to add to the riches of pianoforte music. He transferred the 'Capricci' to the piano; but his fine feeling of the 'Bravourstudien nach Paganini's Capricen, fiir Pianoforte.' New Departure in Music. 151 individuality of instruments precluded his transferring them note by note, a method by which the character of the original must have suffered without any compensating advantage to the piano score; although before Liszt's innovation that method, faithful to the notes, but without any regard to the character of the instrument, was the only one known. Franz followed up this first success with other minor transfers, among them his 'Grande Fantaisie sur la Clochette de Paganini, ' which latter closes the list of his small but valuable productions imitated from Paganini. A few years later--in 1841, the very year of Paganini's...
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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236831845
  • 9781236831842