"...truly a book about the way Chopin played the piano, and about the way he interpreted his own music...Anyone interested in Chopin will be grateful to Eigeldinger..." Charles Rosen, The New York Review of Books
"...really indispensable to the serious student of Chopin. Almost all those reading it will find their view of the composer made sharper and truer than before." Nicholas Temperley, Notes
Translated accounts of Chopin's pupils, acquaintances and contemporaries, as well as his own writings, reveal much about his pianistic and stylistic practice, teaching methods and aesthetic beliefs.
Inspiring notes from the Master. This account from Chopin's pupils will change the way the way music is made. Chopin's pupils heard his best performances.Published 2 months ago by Arthur Howard
Fascinating, gossipy, informative about pianists, composers, way of life in 19thC France, and a priceless collection of ideas for students of the piano. Read morePublished 6 months ago by George G. Waterman
The first thing you might want to know is whether the book is worth the cost, as it is priced as a textbook rather than a popular paperback. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jim Fellows
I love this book and refer back to it often. It gives you a rare look at how Chopin created, played and taught music.Published 22 months ago by Laura
Very excellent book. highly recommended. this book met my expectations and more. a rare find and well worth the wait.Published on July 7, 2013 by Jennifer R.
I found this book very valuable as I am learning to play some of Chopin's works. This also contains advice on how to interpret his music with musical examples. Read morePublished on March 20, 2013 by Jazz Pianist "Elaine"
The last Thursday August 17, I mean three days ago, I received in quality of gift of an admired colleague who has in common with me, the love for music and literature -Mario... Read morePublished on August 20, 2010 by Hiram Gomez Pardo
This is a highly informative book on Chopin's advice on the art of playing piano.Especially interesting and revealing to me is Chopin's firm belief in complete suppleness and... Read morePublished on February 18, 2010 by W. March
Very good and comprehensive analysis of Chopin as a pianist and as a piano teacher, I learnt a great deal that I had not known previously about Chopin's piano technique and his... Read morePublished on November 9, 2008 by Njackson