Living with Liszt: From the Diary of Carl Lachmund, an American Pupil of Liszt, 1882-1884

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Pendragon Press, 1995 - Music - 421 pages
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Carl V. Lachmund (1857-1928) was an American pupil of Liszt; he studied with the Hungarian master in Weimar between the years 1882-1884. During that time he kept a diary which eventually ran to some 700 pages. This document gives one of the mo st exhaustive accounts of Liszt's keyboard instruction extant. Some time after World War I, and in response toa demand from a number of musicians with an interest in the matter, Lachmund decided to turn his diary into a book about his daily life with Liszt. In order to gather additional background material about a period now long past, he wrote to more than 200 musicians in America and Europe who had had some personal contact with the composer, and invited them to share their personal reminiscences. The book never appeared and his papers came to rest in the New York Public Library, with whose cooperation this book is now being published.The Liszt scholar Alan Walker has undertaken the task of introducing, editing, and annotating the Lachmund papers. He calls the diary an irreplaceable source of first-hand material which throws fresh light on the way Liszt taught the piano. Liszt also emerges from these pages as a great and noble human being. This book will interest all teachers, performers, and students of the period. It represents a major contribution to nineteenth-century studies.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
xv
Preface by Carl Lachmund
xlv
CHAPTER
11
CHAPTER 3
23
CHAPTER 4
31
CHAPTER 5
41
CHAPTER 6
47
CHAPTER 7
55
CHAPTER 18
167
CHAPTER 19
179
CHAPTER 20
189
CHAPTER 21
201
CHAPTER 22
209
CHAPTER 23
219
CHAPTER 26
255
CHAPTER 27
265

CHAPTER 8
65
CHAPTER 9
75
CHAPTER 10
85
CHAPTER 11
95
CHAPTER 12
105
CHAPTER 13
117
CHAPTER 14
127
CHAPTER 15
139
CHAPTER 16
145
CHAPTER 17
153
CHAPTER 28
271
CHAPTER 29
281
CHAPTER 30
287
CHAPTER 31
295
CHAPTER 32
303
CHAPTER 33
315
CHAPTER 34
323
CHAPTER 35
335
CHAPTER 36
341
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