A Pianist s A Z

'This book distils what, at my advanced age, I feel able to say about music, musicians, and matters of my pianistic profession.

A Pianist s A   Z

'This book distils what, at my advanced age, I feel able to say about music, musicians, and matters of my pianistic profession.' Ever since Alfred Brendel bid farewell to the concert stage after six decades of performing, he has been passing on his insight and experience in the form of lectures, readings and master-classes. This reader for lovers of the piano distils his musical and linguistic eloquence and vast knowledge, and will prove invaluable to anyone with an interest in the technique, history and repertoire of the piano. Erudite, witty, enlightening and deeply personal, A Pianist's A to Z is the ideal book for all piano lovers, musicians and music aficionados: rarely has the instrument been described in such an entertaining and intelligent fashion.

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A Pianist's A–Z
Language: en
Pages: 128
Authors: Alfred Brendel
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-03 - Publisher: Faber & Faber

'This book distils what, at my advanced age, I feel able to say about music, musicians, and matters of my pianistic profession.' Ever since Alfred Brendel bid farewell to the concert stage after six decades of performing, he has been passing on his insight and experience in the form of
The Lady from Arezzo
Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Alfred Brendel
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-05 - Publisher: Faber & Faber

The title of this collection of essays refers to a tailor's mannequin that Alfred Brendel spotted in a shop window in Arezzo, a small Tuscan town. Who is this strange lady? What is she looking at? And why is she carrying an egg on her head? The mannequin now graces
The School of Arizona Dranes
Language: en
Pages: 206
Authors: Timothy Dodge
Categories: Music
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-12 - Publisher: Lexington Books

Arizona Dranes (1889-1963) was a true musical innovator whose recordings made for the Okeh label during the years 1926-1928 helped lay the foundations for what would soon be known as gospel music. The School of Arizona Dranes: Gospel Music Pioneer covers the life and career of Dranes and situates her
People of Today 2017
Language: en
Pages: 2000
Authors: Lucy Hume
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-10-05 - Publisher: eBook Partnership

Established in 1982, People of Today annually recognises over 20,000 individuals who are positively influencing Britain and inspiring others through their achievements and leadership. Entry is by invitation only. The objective criteria for inclusion and removal are strictly maintained, ensuring it is the only publication of its type whose membership
Notes of a Pianist
Language: en
Pages: 433
Authors: Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-06-11 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

The nineteenth-century pianist and composer describes his life during his travels throughout North and South America.