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Franz Liszt, Vol. 1:
The Virtuoso Years, 1811-1847

Cornell University Press, Paperback, 2004.

8vo. xxv, 484 pp. Revised Edition.

First published in 1983.
Revised Edition first published in 1987.
Sixth printing with revisions including new musical examples, photograph, and new index, 2004.


Preface to the Revised Edition
The Liszt Family Trees
Concordance Table of Cities, Tables, and Villages

Liszt and the Literature
Liszt's Family Background

Book One: The Young Prodigy, 1811-1829
Childhood in Hungary
Vienna, 1821-1823
Paris and the First World Tours
The Death of Liszt's Father
Obscurity in Paris

Book Two: The Growing Virtuoso, 1830-1834
After the July Revolution
A Riot of Pianists
Friends and Contemporaries: Berlioz and Chopin
Enter Marie d'Agoult

Book Three: The Years of Pilgrimage, 1835-1839
Elopement to Geneva
The Lion Shakes His Mane: Liszt's Duel with Thalberg
Switzerland and Italy
After the Flood in Hungary, 1838-1839

Book Four: The Years of Transcendental Execution, 1839-1847
Liszt and the Keyboard
A Prodigal Returns to Hungary, 1839-1840
The World Tours I: Prague, Leipzig, and London, 1840-1841
The World Tours II: Berlin and St. Petersburg, 1841-1842
Marie d'Agoult Becomes ''Daniel Stern'': Nelida versus Guermann
The Beethoven Monument Unveiled in Bonn, 1845
The World Tours III: Transylvania, Russia, and Turkey, 1846-1847

Appendix: Catalogue of works which Liszt played in public, 1838-1848, compiled by himself

Sources Consulted in the Preparation of Volume I



Alan Walker

Franz Liszt, Vol. 2:
The Weimar Years, 1848-1861

Cornell University Press, Paperback, 1993.

8vo. xix, 626 pp.

First published in 1988.
First published in Cornell paperbacks, 1993.


The Wittgenstein-Iwanowsky Family Tree

A Giant in Lilliput

Book One: New Beginnings, 1847-1848
Enter Carolyne von Sayn-Wittgenstein
The Journeys of the Princess, 1847-1848
Funerailles, 1848-1849
The Altenburg

Book Two: Court and Kapellmeister, 1848-1853
Music at the Court of Weimar
The Years of Struggle I, 1849-1852
The Years of Struggle II, 1849-1853
A Gathering of Eagles
The Raff Case

Book Three: The Years of Maturity, 1853-1857
Growing Achievements, 1853-1855
Liszt the Conductor
Liszt and the Orchestra
The War of the Romantics
The Scribe of Weimar
Vienna, Gran, and Aachen, 1856-57

Book Four: Gathering Storms, 1857-1861
Liszt and His Children
The Death of Daniel Liszt
Of Triumph and Tragedy, 1857-1859
Of Marriage and Divorce
Liszt Makes a Testament and Leaves Weimar, 1860-1861

Appendix I: The Wills of Liszt and Carolyne von Sayn-Wittgenstein

Appendix II: The Vatican's Marriage-File on Liszt and Carolyne Iwanowska

Appendix III: Daniel Liszt's Birth Certificate

Sources Consulted in the Preparation of Volume II



Alan Walker

Franz Liszt, Vol. 3:
The Final Years, 1861-1886

Cornell University Press, Paperback, 1997.

8vo. xx, 594 pp.

First published in 1997.



Franz Liszt: King Lear of Music

Book One: From Weimar to Rome, 1861-1865
A Thwarted Marriage, 1861
The Eternal City
The Death of Blandine, 1862
The Madonna del Rosario, 1863-1865

Book Two: The Abbe Liszt, 1865-1869
Liszt Enters the Lower Orders, 1865
Paris and the ''Gran'' Mass, 1866
The Cosima-Bülow-Wagner Crisis I: The Triangle Forms, 1865-1867
The Cosima-Bülow-Wagner Crisis I: The Triangle Breaks, 1868-1870
Of Kings and Castles, 1867
Of Cossacks and Countesses

Book Three: A Threefold Life Begins: Weimar, Budapest, and Rome, 1869-1876
The Hofgärtnerei: The Return of a Legend
The Franco-Prussian War of 1870
The Lion of Weimar: Liszt and His Pupils
Excelsior!, 1873-1875
The Last Years of Marie d'Agoult
''External Weaknesses - Interior Causes''

Book Four: De Profundis, 1876-1886
Liszt and Bayreuth
Wanderer Eternal, 1876-1881
Nuages Gris
The Music of Liszt's Old Age
Harmonies du Soir, 1881-1885
Liszt's Last Visit to England, April 1886
Approaching the End
The Death of Liszt

Appendix I: Princess Carolyne's Death Notice, from the Register of Santa Maria del Popolo, Rome

Appendix II: Liszt Enters the Minor Orders of the Priesthood: Entries from the
Liber Ordinationum for 1863-1872, Vicariato di Roma

Appendix III: Liszt's Titles and Honours

Appendix IV: Catalogue of Princess Carolyne's Writings

Sources Consulted in the Preparation of Volume III



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