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Walker, Alan 1930-

Overview
Works: 87 works in 342 publications in 2 languages and 10,740 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Diaries  History  Music  Musical settings  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Writer of accompanying material, Honoree, Interviewee, Narrator, Speaker, Commentator
Classifications: ML410.L7, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alan Walker
Franz Liszt by Alan Walker ( Book )
42 editions published between 1982 and 1996 in English and held by 1,980 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 )
13 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 1,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Frederic Chopin; profiles of the man and the musician by Alan Walker ( Book )
15 editions published between 1966 and 1979 in English and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Schumann : the man and his music by Alan Walker ( Book )
19 editions published between 1964 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Complete catalogue of Schumann's works": p.[446]-479
A study in musical analysis by Alan Walker ( Book )
10 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and Undetermined and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An anatomy of musical criticism by Alan Walker ( Book )
14 editions published between 1966 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Chopin companion; profiles of the man and the musician by Alan Walker ( Book )
5 editions published between 1966 and 1973 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The death of Franz Liszt : based on the unpublished diary of his pupil Lina Schmalhausen by Lina Schmalhausen ( Book )
3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 514 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."
Hans von Bülow : a life and times by Alan Walker ( Book )
11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 454 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 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 Wagne
Liszt by Alan Walker ( Book )
7 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 449 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
Reflections on Liszt by Alan Walker ( Book )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 406 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."--BOOK JACKET
Living with Liszt : from the diary of Carl Lachmund, an American pupil of Liszt, 1882-1884 by Carl Lachmund ( Book )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 306 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 )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liszt, Carolyne, and the Vatican : the story of a thwarted marriage by Alan Walker ( Book )
5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Schumann by Alan Walker ( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beethoven symphonies nos. 6-9 by Ludwig van Beethoven ( )
2 editions published in 2001 and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Franz Liszt by Alan Walker ( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 145 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 by Alan Walker ( Book )
15 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Schubert song transcriptions for solo piano. the complete Schwanengesang by Franz Schubert ( )
3 editions published in 1999 and held by 95 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 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Uākā, Aran 1930-
Walker, Alan.
Walker, Alan, Ongaku Hyoronka
Walker, Alan, オンガク ヒョウロンカ
ウォーカー, アラン
Languages
English (214)
German (2)
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