WorldCat Identities

Walker, Alan 1930-

Overview
Works: 102 works in 479 publications in 5 languages and 12,953 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Diaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Symphonies  History  Arrangements (Music)  Songs and music  Musical settings  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Honoree, Speaker, Narrator, Interviewee, Commentator
Classifications: ML410.L7, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Walker
Hans von Bülow : a life and times by Alan Walker( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and German and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hans von Bülow is a key figure in 19th century music whose career path was as broad as it was successful. Music history's first virtuoso orchestral conductor, Bülow created the model for the profession-both in musical brilliance and in domineering personality-which still holds forth today. He was an eminent and renowned concert pianist, a respected (and often feared) teacher and music critic, an influential editor of works by Bach, Mendelssohn, Chopin, and Beethoven, and a composer in a variety of musical genres. As a student and son-in-law of Franz Liszt, and estranged friend of Richard Wagner (for whom his wife Cosima famously left him), Bülow is intricately connected with the canonical greats of the period. Yet despite his critical and lasting importance for orchestral music, Bülow's life and significant achievements have yet to be heralded in biographical form. In Hans von Bülow: A Life and Times, Alan Walker, the acclaimed author of numerous award-winning books on the era's iconic composers, provides the first full-length English biography of this remarkable musical figure. Walker traces Bülow's life in illuminating and engaging detail, from the first piano lessons of his boyhood days, to his first American tour, to his last days as conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic. Unearthing Bülow's extensive and previously unavailable correspondence and writings, Walker conveys amusing and informative anecdotes about this unique musical legend- from his sardonic and clever personality to his meticulous devotion to his work-and reveals enlightening insights on the still-contested sensibilities of musical-compositional style and "idea" at play in the vibrant musical world of which Bülowwas a part."--Publisher's description
Franz Liszt by Alan Walker( Book )

64 editions published between 1970 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last volume of Walker's biography of the great Hungarian composer covers Liszt's retreat into a monastery and emergence as a Roman Catholic cleric, the death of his eldest daughter Blandine, his tumltuous relationship with his younger daughter Cosima, his nervous breakdown in 1877 and struggle with suicidal impulses, and eventual death in 1886
Franz Liszt : the man and his music by Alan Walker( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederic Chopin : profiles of the man and the musician by Alan Walker( Book )

33 editions published between 1956 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on Liszt by Alan Walker( )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a series of essays that tell us much not only about the phenomenon that was Franz Liszt but also about the musical and cultural life of nineteenth-century Europe, Alan Walker muses on aspects of Liszt's life and work that he was unable to explore in his biography of the great composer and pianist. Topics include Liszt's contributions to the Lied, the lifelong impact of his encounter with Beethoven, his influence on students who became famous in their own right, his accomplishments in transcribing and editing the works of other composers, and his innovative piano technique. One chapter is devoted to the Sonata in B Minor, perhaps Liszt's single most celebrated composition."--Jacket
Robert Schumann : the man and his music by Alan Walker( Book )

23 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Complete catalogue of Schumann's works": p.[446]-479
An anatomy of musical criticism by Alan Walker( Book )

19 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study in musical analysis by Alan Walker( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Franz Liszt by Alan Walker( Book )

27 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chopin companion : profiles of the man and the musician by Alan Walker( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The death of Franz Liszt : based on the unpublished diary of his pupil Lina Schmalhausen by Lina Schmalhausen( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Schmalhausen's tale of neglect, family indifference, and medical malpractice was considered so explosive at the time of its writing that it was kept from public view. The twenty-two-year-old Schmalhausen was regarded with suspicion by many in the composer's inner circle, as well as by other confidants, and a sanitized and inaccurate depiction of Liszt's death made its way into the history books."
Liszt by Alan Walker( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains Liszt's bad reputation as a composer and touches lightly on the indiscretions of his personal life. Tells of his popularity as a concert pianist
Living with Liszt : from the diary of Carl Lachmund, an American pupil of Liszt, 1882-1884 by Carl Lachmund( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dagboek van een Amerikaanse leerling over de pianolessen en het dagelijkse contact met de Hongaarse componist (1811-1886)
New light on Liszt and his music : essays in honor of Alan Walker's 65th birthday( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liszt, Carolyne, and the Vatican : the story of a thwarted marriage by Alan Walker( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The treasury of great Canadian humour by Alan Walker( Book )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schumann by Alan Walker( Book )

14 editions published between 1976 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven symphonies nos. 1-5 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

1 edition published in 1998 and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beethoven symphonies nos. 6-9 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

3 editions published in 2001 and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Faust symphony : in three character pictures by Franz Liszt( )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in German and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Franz Liszt
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Franz LisztFrederic Chopin : profiles of the man and the musicianReflections on LisztFranz LisztThe Chopin companion : profiles of the man and the musicianThe death of Franz Liszt : based on the unpublished diary of his pupil Lina SchmalhausenLiving with Liszt : from the diary of Carl Lachmund, an American pupil of Liszt, 1882-1884New light on Liszt and his music : essays in honor of Alan Walker's 65th birthday
Alternative Names
Alan Walker britisch-kanadischer Musikwissenschaftler

Alan Walker Brits musicoloog

Alan Walker engelsk-kandadisk musikkviter og universitetsprofessor

Uākā, Aran 1930-

Алан Уолкер

אלן ווקר

ألان ووكر

アラン・ウォーカー

ウォーカー, アラン

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