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Walker, Alan 1930-

Overview
Works: 106 works in 416 publications in 5 languages and 12,748 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Arrangements (Music)  Symphonies  Juvenile works  Songs and music  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material, Other, Honoree, Narrator, Interviewee, Commentator, Speaker
Classifications: ML410.L7, 780.924
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Most widely held works by Alan Walker
Franz Liszt by Alan Walker( Book )

40 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final volume of Walker's monumental study (Franz Liszt, Vol. 1: The Virtuoso Years, 1811-47, Franz Liszt, Vol. 2: The Weimar Years, 1848-61,) draws upon some recent scholarship to present a more complete picture of Liszt's life and achievements than had been previously possible. Liszt's remarkably peripatetic existence creates manifold challenges for the conscientious scholar, but Walker is more than equal to the task. His narrative is copiously footnoted yet never seems to bog down in minutiae. In fact, quite the opposite: the prose is so lively that the reader is often swept along by the narrative. A particularly fascinating section concerns the infamous Cosima Liszt-Hans von Buelow-Richard Wagner triangle, which is skillfully dissected by Walker to separate legend from accurate history. Liszt emerges as an unmistakably generous and self-effacing man in his later years whose prodigious gifts as a composer and pianist were undimmed until the very end. Walker provides frequent musical examples throughout, and his comments on them are not too technical for the general reader. This three-part work, which represents a 25-year labor of love, is now the definitive work on Liszt in English and belongs in all music collections. - from Library Journal
Franz Liszt; the man and his music by Alan Walker( Book )

22 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1956 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Complete catalogue of Schumann's works": p.[446]-479
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

Hans von Bülow : a life and times by Alan Walker( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and German and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hans von Bulow 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, Bulow created the model for the profession-both in musical brilliance and in domineering person
Reflections on Liszt by Alan Walker( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and Hungarian and held by 415 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
Liszt by Alan Walker( Book )

7 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 399 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
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 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schumann by Alan Walker( Book )

9 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 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 164 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
Alternative Names
Alan Walker britisch-kanadischer Musikwissenschaftler

Alan Walker Brits musicoloog

Uākā, Aran 1930-

Алан Уолкер

ألان ووكر

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Frederic Chopin : profiles of the man and the musicianHans von Bülow : a life and timesReflections on LisztLiszt, Carolyne, and the Vatican : the story of a thwarted marriageBeethoven symphonies nos. 1-5Beethoven symphonies nos. 6-9A Faust symphony : in three character pictures