Serge Gut, What Happened at a Liszt Master Class in Weimar in the 1880s?

A brief description of the framework in which Liszt’s classes took place in Weimar is followed by as faithful an account as possible of the course of one such lesson. The atmosphere is recreated with the help of statements by his pupils, in particular Carl Lachmund, who is often very precise in what he has to say. The problems associated with rhythm and tempo are examined in detail as Liszt attached great importance to these.