Liszt and the Érard sound
It is with great pleasure that we announce that the book Liszt and the Érard sound has been rewarded in Paris by the Prix du beau livre, one of the prize of the Prix des Muses. The book has been published on the occasion of the bicentenary of the composers birth. The work is edited by Nicolas Dufetel, artistic and historical director of the French Année Liszt 2011. Dufetel describes the magical moment of Liszt's Parisian debut. Making up the forth appendix to the catalogue In search of lost sounds containing notes on Liszt's Parisian period during his connection with the Érard family, the piano builders which enjoyed for almost fifty years a musical cooperation. Further French writers and Italian authors continue to alternate the story of Liszt's journey around Italy where he found musical inspiration. Underlining also his rapport with Chopin and the memorable confrontation by Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger of a musicals piece by both composers. Presenting a new image of Liszt from the younge genius who, at the hight of his fame was part of the 1878 jury for The Universal Exposition, as told in the story by Malou Haine. The pages of Marie-Paule Rambeau tell the day to day life of Liszt. The pages of Cécile Reynaud, Hervé Audéon and Laure Schnapper suggest the world that surround the Érard family and their famed concert hall. Anna Pasetti gives rare importance to the harp in Liszt composing. Andrea Malvano e Franco Lorenzo Arruga give importance to the Érard family and to Liszt during the composers Italian period. Concluding the the volume are Dagmar Droysen-Reber, Anna Pasetti, John Henry van der Meer and Giovanni Paolo Di Stefano who present the scheme for the seven Instruments, pianoforte and harp built by Érard's. The publication is accompanied by 2 CD's with tacks that document the transformation of the Érard sound under Liszt compositions, from first to last with both chamber and soloist recitals.
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A trilingual edition in English, Italian and French -
Size (mm): 240 x 300 – 352 pages with color illustrations
Included 2 audio CDs
Price € 95
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Art and music in Parisian Romanticism