Letters of Franz Liszt -- Volume 2 - Franz Liszt

Letters of Franz Liszt -- Volume 2

By Franz Liszt

  • Release Date: 1886-01-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs


This is a biographical book. He also did as much as he could to promote and compliment those whose music he believed in. He was also a superlative musical critic, knowing, with few mistakes, what music of his day was "artistic" and what was not. But, although he was clearly a musical genius, he insisted on projecting a tonal, romantic 'beauty' in his music, confining his music to a narrow range of moral values and ideals. He would have rejected 20th-century music that entertained cynical notions of any kind, or notions that obviated the concept of beauty in any way. There is little of a Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Shostakovich, Cage, Adams, and certainly none of a Schoenberg, in Liszt's music.