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Intended for the aspiring artist as well as the enthusiastic amateur, this invaluable guide to piano practice and performance covers every major aspect of pianistic technique. Drawing from more than forty years experience as a teacher and highly acclaimed performer—as well as from her studies with Rachmaninoff, Schnabel, and Cortot—Slenczynska clearly demonstrates such basics as the proper use of hand positions, fingering, pedaling, ornamentation, various fingering touches, and counting. She also gives detailed instructions on the art of program building, carefully analyzing the concert programs of Horowitz, Rubinstein, and Serkin and pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of their program construction. She includes repertoire lists for performance at various levels of ability, a complete chart of ornament interpretation, and authoritative advice on posture, sight-reading, rhythm, note-learning, and memorization. Her book is essential reading for all who enjoy in the piano-beginners, serious students, teachers, and listeners.

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"Intended for the aspiring artist as well as the enthusiastic amateur, this invaluable guide to piano practice and performance covers every major aspect of pianistic technique. Drawing from more than f"

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Ruth Slenczynska made her piano debut in Berlin at the age of six. TheNew York Times described her as "the most outstanding of all prodigies," and music critic Olin Downes called her "the greatest piano genius since Mozart." In 1954, she resumed her interrupted career with wide critical acclaim. Her memoirs have been published in a book entitled Forbidden Childhood, in which she describes the painful difficulties of her early years as a prodigy.

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Laura Davis, August 26, 2012 (view all comments by Laura Davis)
"Music at Your Fingertips" is a must read for any serious pianist--whether student, teacher, performer, or just those who love to play piano. The world-class teaching tips alone stand out above most other professional pianists' books. Written in an engaging, genuine voice, each chapter provides deep insight and valuable information seldom found all in one source.

Ruth Slenczynska, who debuted at age six with the Berlin Philharmonic, was pushed mercilessly by her father. Yet in the end her amazing musicality brought this 20th century virtuoso into a life-long career of performing and teaching piano. Slenczynska's early teachers were the world's top virtuosos and her insights are truly phenomenal.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780306800344
Author:
Slenczynska, Ruth
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Musical Instruments - General
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Piano
Subject:
Musical Instruments - Keyboard
Subject:
Piano
Subject:
Piano -- Instruction and study.
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Music-Folk Instruments
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Music Series
Series Volume:
WP-29
Publication Date:
19740531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
162
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 7.2 oz

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