Emil von Sauer : Liszt's forgotten protégé /

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Luminare Press,, Eugene, OR, United States, p.408 pages : (2022)



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(OCoLC)fst00871620, (OCoLC)fst01063351, Biography., Composers, Composers., fast, Pianists, Pianists.


Includes bibliographical references (pages 381-393) and index.Major honors bestowed on Emil von Sauer -- Foreword -- Life begins with Anton Rubinstein -- Moscow and Nicholas Rubinstein 1879-1881 -- An English patron -- Weimar and Franz Liszt 1884-1885 -- Year of good fortune 1885-1889 -- Building musical connections 1896-1900 -- America part I 1899 -- Mahler & the Mariinsky 1902 -- Unter den Linden with Richard Strauss Berlin 1902 --The Vienna Conservatory 1901-1906 -- American part II 1908 -- 1910 : a season of gain and loss -- Imperial Academy of Music 1915-1917 -- Liszt revisions and a Budapest critique -- The State Academy for Performing Arts & Music 1918-1921 -- A Mexican Wunderkind & professional angst -- Emil von Sauer as pedagogue -- Return of the prodigy 1930 -- A unique musical collaboration -- Emil von Sauer as composer -- A dark veil descends -- The Mischling 1938 -- The widower, war, and a wedding 1939 -- Art and Nazi politics -- Les Adieux -- Epilogue.Emil von Sauer carried the torch of the Romantic piano repertoire well into the twentieth century. He won the French Legion of Honor, The Royal Philharmonic Society Gold Medal, and Austrian peerage, among many other honors. He edited all of Brahms's piano compositions, much of Liszt, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, and some Beethoven. A brilliant pianist, prolific composer, and noted pedagogue, Sauer founded the Vienna Conservatory Piano Master School. Beloved in his adopted home of Vienna, he died two weeks after performing with the Vienna Philharmonic at their centenary celebration. Sauer's life presents a compelling story woven through success, fame, economic adversity, two world wars, and persecution of his family by the Nazis. This is a story about honor, perseverance, and courage.