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Virtuosity and the Musical Work: The Transcendental Studies of Liszt Jim Samson

Virtuosity and the Musical Work: The Transcendental Studies of Liszt

Jim Samson

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This book is about three sets of etudes by Liszt: the Etude en douze exercices (1826)- its reworking as Douzes grandes etudes (1837)- and their reworking as Douzes etudes dexecution transcendante (1851). It is also a book about nineteenth-centuryMoreThis book is about three sets of etudes by Liszt: the Etude en douze exercices (1826)- its reworking as Douzes grandes etudes (1837)- and their reworking as Douzes etudes dexecution transcendante (1851). It is also a book about nineteenth-century instrumental music in general because the three works invite the exploration of features characteristic of the early Romantic era in music. These include a composer-performer culture- the concept of virtuosity- the significance of recomposition- music and the poetic- and the consolidation of a musical work-concept.