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Hans Von Bulow: A Life and Times

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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) teach...more
Hardcover, 510 pages
Published December 1st 2009 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published July 20th 2009)
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Alexander Arsov
Alan Walker

Hans Von Bülow: A Life and Times

Oxford University Press, Hardback, 2009.

8vo. xxv, 510 pp.

First published in 2009.


The Bülow Chronicles
Bülow's Family Tree

From Alpha to Omega
Bülow's Family Background

Book One: On the Slopes of Parnassus, 1830-1869
The Early Years
With Liszt in Weimar
The Growing Virtuoso, 1853-1855
Berlin, 1855-1864 I: A City of Mingled Chimes
Berlin, 1855-1864 II: Marriage to Cosima
Catastrophe in Munich, 1864-1869

Book Two: Ascending the Peak, 188...more
Alan Walker's usual superb musical scholarship and superior writing are enlisted in the only English language biography to date of one of the musical giants of the 19th century. von Bulow was one of the greatest pianists and arguably the greatest conductor of the 19th century as well as the model for all modern conductors who followed.

A must read for all of the devotees of the music and musicians of that era.
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