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Liszt: Sonata in B Minor

Hamilton, Kenneth 1996. Liszt: Sonata in B Minor. Cambridge Music Handbooks, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 10.1017/CBO9780511620133

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Abstract

Liszt's B minor Sonata is now regarded as his finest work for piano, and one of the pinnacles of Romantic piano music. This handbook opens with a survey of Liszt's early attempts at sonata composition - which include some well-known pieces that, hitherto, have been unrecognised as sonata forms - and clears away some of the persistent myths regarding programme music in Liszt's output. In the central chapters, built around an analysis of the B minor Sonata, Kenneth Hamilton discusses various interpretative approaches, arguing that the contradictory writings on the subject stem from the deliberate formal ambiguity of the piece itself - one reason for its perennial fascination, perhaps. The book concludes with a chapter on the performance practice and the performing history of the work, which should be of particular interest to pianists.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Music
Subjects: M Music and Books on Music > ML Literature of music
Uncontrolled Keywords: Music; Nineteenth-century music; Liszt
Additional Information: Spanish edition contracted by Editorial Doble Escape for publication in 2013.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521465700
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 14:36
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/38935

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