ENTRA

 











 


Franz Liszt e la sua musica nel cinema, Lucca, LIM 2014, XXIV-520 pp.

PRESENTATION:
RadioTre Suite, 8 february 2015, radio broadcast with Riccardo Giagni and Luigi Verdi
Roma, Accademia d'Ungheria, Istituto Balassi, 11 november 2015, with Flavio Colusso, Maurizio D'Alessandro, Rossana Dalmonte, Roberto Giuliani and Johann Herczog
Genova, Conservatorio di musica "Niccolò Paganini", 20 november 2015, with Tiziana Canfori and Aldo Viganò, within Tre virtuosi a Genova: Liszt, Paganini e Sivori
Bologna, Conservatorio di musica "G.B Martini", 19 maggio 2016, con Rossana Dalmonte e Annarosa Vannoni, nell'ambito della manifestazione Una musica a Sette facce, Musichepagine

Reviews:
Amadeus, XXVII, 5, maggio 2015 (Piero Mioli)
Colonne sonore.net, 24 agosto 2015 (Roberto Pugliese)
Musica, giugno 2015 (Benedetto Ciranna)
Quaderni dell'Istituto Liszt, 15, 2015 (Roberto Calabretto)
L'informazione bibliografica, Il Mulino, 3, luglio-settembre 2016, pp. 661-662 (Giuseppe Rausa)


Franz Liszt e la sua musica nel cinema
Liszt is famous both for his music and for his romantic life, full of unexpected turns and of adventure; this altogether has contributed towards his being a protagonist, also in terms of ‘gossip’. Even when he was alive, a rich, sometimes satirical iconography used to go with him. It is natural for such a personality to have been the focus of such attention in the movies, somehow anticipating some aspects of the star system. In fact, because of the various situations in his life, he has been one of the most portrayed musicians in films. His personality has inspired the movies especially since the 1930s, with the coming of  sound. Since then, there have been about ten films about his life, and another thirty where Liszt features as a secondary character, or he acts as other composers’ ‘support’.
There are at least three hundred films featuring Liszt’s music in the soundtrack. All these documents allow us to outline the appeal of Liszt’s music in popular culture. However, even if the presence of Liszt’s music in the movies is not so different from the use of other ‘classical’ composers’ music, Liszt’s music is extremely cinematographic as, in an exemplary way, it allows symbolic translations which go beyond a simple decorative or descriptive use, and which often become an integral part of the narration in a direct, indirect, explicit or allusive way. Franz Liszt’s life and music ultimately provide the opportunity to develop a more general analysis upon musical biographical films and upon the use of classical music not only in the cinema, but also on TV and in cartoons.

 


 

 

INDICE

Introduzione

Liszt personaggio cinematografico

Lisztiana
Liszt e Chopin
Liszt e Wagner
Liszt e Schumann
Liszt e gli altri
Liszt deus ex-machina
Comparsate (in)verosimili

Franz Liszt: musica e immagine

Cinema e televisione
Cartoni animati

Elenco dei film in ordine cronologico
Film con Franz Liszt
Film con musiche di Franz Liszt

Abstract: Franz Liszt in the movies

Indice delle composizioni nei film
Indice dei film con Franz Liszt
Indice di episodi biografici salienti

Bibliografia sintetica

 

Click here to request the complete text (Italian version only)



 

Index | Studies | Compositions | Music Writings
 Cultural Promotion | Orchestra Conduction 
Exhibitions | Lectures | Festivals
| Links

Via Pontevecchio 16, 40139, Bologna (Italia)
Tel. 051 546682
E-mail

© Copyright 2002 Luigi Verdi