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Great Pianists

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Synopsis:

From Mozart’s fabulous legato that “flowed like oil” to Beethoven’s oceanlike surge, from Clara Schumann’s touch “sharp as a pencil sketch” to Rubinstein’s volcanic and sensual playing, The Great Pianists brings to life the brilliant, stylish, and sometimes eccentric personalities, methods, and technical peculiarities of history’s greatest pianists.

 

Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and author Harold C. Schonberg presents vivid accounts of the artists’ performances, styles, and even their personal lives and quirky characteristics— such as Mozart’s intense competition with Clementi, Lizst’s magnetic effect on women (when he played, ladies flung their jewels on stage), and Gottschalk’s persistent nailbiting, which left the keys covered with blood.

Including profiles of Horowitz and Van Cliburn, among others, and chapters detailing the playing and careers of such modern pianists as de Larrocha, Ashkenazy, Gilels, Gould, Brendel, Bolet, Gutierrez, and Watts, The Great Pianists is a comprehensive and fascinating look at legendary performers past and present.

Synopsis:

The Great Pianists brings to life the brilliant, stylish, and sometimes eccentric personalities, methods, and technical peculiarities of history's greatest pianists--from Mozart to the modern-day masters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671638375
Author:
Schonberg, Harold C.
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Pianists
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Classical Instrumentalists
Subject:
Pianists -- Biography.
Subject:
Pianistes
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. and updated.
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
CP104
Publication Date:
June 1987
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
B-W Photos, Some New
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in 25.655 oz

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Product details 528 pages Simon & Schuster - English 9780671638375 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , From Mozart’s fabulous legato that “flowed like oil” to Beethoven’s oceanlike surge, from Clara Schumann’s touch “sharp as a pencil sketch” to Rubinstein’s volcanic and sensual playing, The Great Pianists brings to life the brilliant, stylish, and sometimes eccentric personalities, methods, and technical peculiarities of history’s greatest pianists.

 

Pulitzer Prize-winning critic and author Harold C. Schonberg presents vivid accounts of the artists’ performances, styles, and even their personal lives and quirky characteristics— such as Mozart’s intense competition with Clementi, Lizst’s magnetic effect on women (when he played, ladies flung their jewels on stage), and Gottschalk’s persistent nailbiting, which left the keys covered with blood.

Including profiles of Horowitz and Van Cliburn, among others, and chapters detailing the playing and careers of such modern pianists as de Larrocha, Ashkenazy, Gilels, Gould, Brendel, Bolet, Gutierrez, and Watts, The Great Pianists is a comprehensive and fascinating look at legendary performers past and present.

"Synopsis" by , The Great Pianists brings to life the brilliant, stylish, and sometimes eccentric personalities, methods, and technical peculiarities of history's greatest pianists--from Mozart to the modern-day masters.
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