This is the first English translation of the autobiography of composer and pianist Xaver Scharwenka (1850-1924), which originally appeared in German in 1922 (Leipzig). In addition to extensive annotations, the book includes an introduction providing an overview of Scharwenka's life and work, a comprehensive discography, and a CD of representative selections of Scharwenka's musical compositions.
Robert S. Feigelson is professor emeritus of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Stanford University. William E. Petig is on the faculty of German Studies at Stanford University and served as director of the Lower Division German program.
Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Translator's Foreword Part 3 Scharwenka's Dedication Part 4 Samter, 1850-1858 Part 5 Posen, 1858-1865 Part 6 Berlin, 1865-1891 Part 7 New York, 1891-1898 Part 8 Back in Berlin, 1898 Part 9 Catalog of Scharwenka's Work Part 10 Discography Chapter 11 Scharwenka's Recorded Performances Chapter 12 Recorded Performances of Scharwenka's Musical Compositions Part 13 Appendix: Compact Disc Contents Part 14 Index Part 15 About the Authors