Journal of the Society of American Music publishes groundbreaking academic paper on Liberace

Renowned Journal of the Cambridge Press brings deep academic analysis of the impact of Mr. Showmanship

In the article, entitled Beyond the Candelabra: The Liberace Show and the Remediation of Beethoven by Edgardo Salinas, the author’s case study is of Liberace’s iconoclastic rendition of Beethoven’s “Tempest” sonata, which Salinas says “Entailed a proliferation of musical and audiovisual media that afforded Liberace’s devoted viewers an alluring experience of immediacy and ultimately retrieved the domestic intimacy that had been integral to the genealogy of the piano sonata.”

Dr. Edgardo Salinas

Dr. Edgardo Salinas












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