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William Kapell: A Documentary Life History of the American Pianist Hardcover – July, 1992


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Intl Piano Archives (July 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0895792982
  • ISBN-13: 978-0895792983
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.8 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,855,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 28, 1999
Format: Paperback
Kapell's brief life and piano career are amply illustrated by documentary material, from his elementary school report card to contemporary reviews of performances. There is even a handwritten letter from his famous teacher, Olga Samaroff, filled with wise advice. The International Piano Archives and Tim Page deserve kudos for compiling this material.
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With infinite sadness we have to remind once more the fatal and unexpected departure of William Kapell, a promising artist in blossom who has been hailed among the most remarkable pianists ever born.

This diary includes many notable aspects about his artistic conviction, committed honesty and fervent desire for finding his bliss, as well as relevant information given by Tim Page.

It's also more than evident that, in more than a sentence, we perceive the fatal premonition, the death's flipping wings in wait, thence perhaps his febrile disposition for playing every score with such perfection level, as he became aware his own clepsydra was near to end.

Despite the fact this text is not precisely a happy lecture, the whole information you will find will make you to admire more and more this unforgettable musical legend who left us that horrid day: October 29, 1953.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth Alexandra on June 4, 2013
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A fascinating look at the life of America's greatest pianist.
It's impossible not to think of what could have been, and
lovely to look back at what was.
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By noochinator on October 2, 2013
Format: Paperback
I highly recommend this book for pianophiles, Kapellphiles, et al. This book can also be purchased directly from the International Piano Archives at Maryland (IPAM) at the University of Maryland.
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