Famous pianists & their technique

by Gerig, Reginald R., 1919-2018

Format: Print Book 2007
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction ML700.G44 2007
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Call Number  ML700.G44 2007

Famous Pianists and Their Technique has been a standard in the field since its first publication in 1974. This widely used and acclaimed history of piano technical thought includes insights into the techniques of masters such as C.P.E. Bach, Bartók, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Clementi, Czerny, Debussy, Godowsky, Horowitz, Levinskaya, Leschetizky, the Lhevinnes, Liszt, Mozart, Prokofiev, Ravel, Rubinstein, and Schubert, among others.

Called "the bible of piano technique" by Maurice Hinson, this book is a comprehensive resource for the student, teacher, and professional pianist who seek to discover the secrets of how the immortal professional pianists developed and polished their mechanical and musical technique. This expanded edition contains a foreword by Alan Walker, a new preface, and multiple new appendices.

The meaning of technique
The early Clavier methods
The beginnings of the piano
Mozart and the early piano technique
Hummel : the culmination of the Viennese era
The dynamic Beethoven technique
Czerny : technique personified
The early methodology
The lyricism of Chopin
Liszt and Virtuoso technique
The Schumann circle
The beginnings of modern technical methods
The Leschetizky influence
Russian nationalism
The French school
Breithaupt and weight technique
The English school : Matthay; his pupils and colleagues
Ortmann : piano technique comes of age
Contemporary technical thought
The perspectives of an enlightened piano technique
Appendices. The aesthetic imperative ; Mental and psychological control ; An intellectual grasp of basic technical knowledge ; Isolated movements ; Coordinated movements ; Muscular coordination ; The kinesthetic sense ; Posture ; Means for specific technical development ; Historical concepts and perspectives of piano technical thought.

Additional Information
Subjects Pianists.
Piano music -- Interpretation (Phrasing, dynamics, etc.)
Publisher Bloomington :Indiana University Press,2007
Edition New ed.
Language English
Description xxiii, 608 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 558-590) and index.
ISBN 9780253348555 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0253348552 (pbk. : alk. paper)
088331066X (pbk.)
9780883310663 (pbk.)
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