"Given Liszt's importance and lasting influence, this beautifully produced, excellently written and documented book will likely prove to be a useful-even necessary-addition to the personal libraries of pianists, students of the piano literature and researchers in the field of 19th century music/Romanticism, and to institutional music libraries with collections in these areas. Highly recommended." --MusicMediaMonthly
"An excellent new book ... Kregor's book gives a persuasive account of the importance of Liszt's transcriptions in contemporary musical politics." --NYRB
Using a host of interdisciplinary methods and primary source materials, this book provides a comprehensive survey of Liszt's activities as transcriber. Kregor discusses transcriptions of works by Berlioz, Beethoven, Schubert, Wagner, and others, providing musical, cultural, and historical contexts for this fundamentally important practice of the nineteenth century.