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By Alan Walker

The 3rd quantity in Alan Walker's magisterial biography of Franz Liszt.

"You can not help yet preserve turning the pages, brooding about the way it will all prove: and Walker's collected readings of Liszt's song must be taken heavily indeed."-D. Kern Holoman, New York assessment of Books

"A conscientious student keen about his topic. Mr. Walker makes the guy and his age come to lifestyles. those 3 volumes stands out as the definitive paintings to which all next Liszt biographies will aspire."-Harold C. Schonberg, Wall highway Journal

"What distinguishes Walker from Liszt's dozens of prior biographers is that he's both powerful at the tune and the existence. a powerful musicologist with a full of life polemical kind, he discusses the composer's works with better realizing and readability than any past biographer. And while many have recycled an identical misguided, usually destructive info, Walker has trusted his personal prodigious, globe-trotting learn, a venture spanning twenty-five years. the result's a textured portrait of Liszt and his occasions with no rival."-Elliot Ravetz, Time

"The prose is so energetic that the reader is frequently swept alongside by way of the narrative. . . . This three-part paintings . . . is now the definitive paintings on Liszt in English and belongs in all tune collections."-Library Journal

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