In this classic work on music biography, Sacheverell Sitwell narrates Franz Liszt’s rapid ascent to European fame - and the effect that this incredible early success as a wonderfully gifted pianist had on his later life - with insight, sympathy and humanity,
One of the very first studies of Liszt to be published in English, this remarkable biography uses the full force of Sitwell's poetic talent to bring this brilliant and difficult man’s world vividly to life, and captures the artistic mood of the era in extraordinary detail.
Perceptive, engaging and full of personality, Liszt rightfully takes its place as one of the most important accounts of its subject's life.
For this writer it is these personal insights that bring the book to life
Claire Jackson, BBC Music Magazine