Pulitzer Prize–winning critic and author Harold C. Schonberg presents vivid Bolet, Gutierrez, and Watts, The Great Pianists is a comprehensive and fascinating. The Great Pianists brings to life the brilliant, stylish, and sometimes eccentric personalities, methods, and technical peculiarities of history’s. The Great Pianists has ratings and 29 reviews. King Haddock said: Note: I read the original s a charming little book, complet.

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It also was the product of a past era–references to people as “mental defectives” pianista descriptions of som The challenge of a book like this is that it tries to cover a large amount of information, particularly about people practicing a specific art. Feb 25, Barbara rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Their lives, their music, the piano as the purveyor of magic. Again, some parts were better than others.

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I picked up the Fireside Book edition for a ‘song’ and from time to time refer back to it when listening to a piece by a composer pianist, or just watching the incredible technique I see on You Tube virtuoso. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime.


Really enjoyed how Schonberg brought to life the stories, and quirks of the greatest pianists of the past few hundred years. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I gobbled up this book with a gusto.

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The Great Pianists

In the 18th and 19th century, all pianists had to improvise and play their own music. Schonberg Snippet view – The Great Pianists brings to gerat 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 Hardcover Publisher: He gives you Bach as a start not the father, but one of the sons, C.

Sang rated it really liked it May 06, As a pianist that travels fairly extensively, I take it with me. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

I do believe this is one of the most important books that a piano student can read, especially one still in his formative-of-technique years. That copy was missed placed so recently I got a new and more updated copy. The Art of Piano Playing.


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Lots of interesting stuff in this book. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? KIRKUS REVIEW Whereas this title would seem exhaustive, and he does indeed give more than four chapters to the contemporary period, Schonberg’s role here is to clarify the continuity of pianism from the date of the piano’s invention to the dawn of the ern day.

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