Génie Oblige: Franz Liszt and musical service

Génie Oblige: Franz Liszt and musical service
​For Franz Liszt, music was a moral force. He would surely have agreed with Alfred Cortot who used to proclaim, "Music forces Mankind to confront its nobility."Nobility! It brings us to the heart of the matter. Liszt was the first musician in history to articulate a great idea: namely, that music functions best when placed in the service of so...
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How do you include music history in the study of repertoire?

​from the series: Putting It All Together: Repertoire Marvin Blickenstaff, EditorMy student and I are looking over an edited version of a Bach Two-Part Invention. "Is there anything here on the page that Bach did not write?" I ask. "What about the metronome marking, and the tempo marking? How about these slurs and the staccatos here in the sec...
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