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Great Pianists on Piano Playing: Godowsky, Hofmann, Lhevinne, Paderewski and 24 Other Legendary Performers (Dover Books on Music) Paperback – June 1, 1999
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Learning from a virtuoso is something that any piano student would love to do. But while master classes are rare, this remarkable book allows us to share the thoughts, musical insights, and experience of the world's greatest pianists.
In 28 separate interviews, these legendary artists talk about piano technique, musical development, what is required to achieve virtuoso piano artistry, and many other topics related to keyboard performance. Included are Busoni's "Important Details in Piano Study," Rachmaninoff's "Essentials of Artistic Playing," Paderewski's "Breadth in Musical Art," Grainger's "Modernism in Pianoforte Study," as well as fascinating perceptions and commentary from Bachaus, Carreño, Gabrilowitsch, Godowsky, Hofmann, Lhévinne, Scharwenka, and other masters.
Containing a wealth of information and practical advice, including biographical sketches of each musician, Great Pianists on Piano Playing is a one-of-a-kind collection that piano students, teachers, and any music lover will treasure.
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Author: Raymond Vacchino M.Mus. A.Mus. L.R.S.M. Licentiate(honorary)
Wonderful tips on good practice methods and pitfalls to avoid.
Lovely discussions about what makes artistic and spiritually enlightened playing, what the life of a virtuouso is like, and some comical analogies stemmming from the social and cultural norms from the time period being reflected.
Very worthwhile book.
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Don't be put off by the fact that the pianists were born in the late 1800s -- what they have to share is timeless.Published on May 4, 2013 by Barbara Napholtz