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The Virtuoso Liszt


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Acknowledgements; Note on periodical citations; Introduction: A virtuoso in context; 1. Liszt, Thalberg, and the Parisian publics; 2. Warhorses: virtuosity, violence, and the cult of Napoleon; 3. The cosmopolitan as nationalist; 4. Liszt and the German nation, 1840-43; 5. Anatomy of 'Lisztomania': the Berlin episode; Bibliography; Works cited.

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Dana Gooley examines the concert career of the great nineteenth-century piano virtuoso Franz Liszt.

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Dana Gooley is Assistant Professor of Music at the Case Western Reserve University, Ohio. He has presented numerous papers on virtuosity and on issues of gender and music, and has published in the journals 19th Century Music and the Journal of the American Liszt Society. Dana Gooley is also an accomplished pianist who plays in jazz clubs and concerts halls around the world.


'CUP is to be warmly applauded for its stalwart and enterprising series New Perspectives in Music History and Criticism ... this is an historically and contextually rich exposition, elucidating aspects we think we already understand. Gooley's approach, while rigorous and erudite, makes few demands on the reader as regards technical know-how. The author's priorities are those of the thinking pianist, culturally inquisitive non-musician and alert listener.' Classical Music
'... a responsible piece of historical and interpretative writing, a valuable contribution to our understanding of Liszt and the forces that made his remarkable career possible.' The Times Literary Supplement
"Gooley uses a huge quantity of contemporaneous reviews, comments, and public relations along with more recent accounts, with the goal of illuminating Liszt's changing public persona...fresh and thought-provoking." CHOICE
"engaging...a responsible piece of historical and interpretative writing, a valuable contribution to our understanding of Liszt and the forces that made his remarkable career possible." - Times Literary Supplement
"THe Virtuoso Liszt serves as the needed corrective to the traditional one-dimensional narrative about Liszt's virtuoso years, and it is eminently readable. Through carefully chosen, heavily documented, and sagely interpreted case studies, Dana Gooley has opened windows for our understanding not only of Liszt, but also of the times and places in which he worked." --Journal of the American Musicological Society

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