Pulitzer Prize–winning critic and author Harold C. Schonberg presents vivid Bolet, Gutierrez, and Watts, The Great Pianists is a comprehensive and fascinating. The Great Pianists brings to life the brilliant, stylish, and sometimes eccentric personalities, methods, and technical peculiarities of history’s. The Great Pianists has ratings and 29 reviews. King Haddock said: Note: I read the original s a charming little book, complet.

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Have referred to it often. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Jun 06, Michael rated it it was amazing.

The interesting book I’d like to read again. Maybe that is just personal bias, but I really love Note: And so I come back to revisit this book – I am so glad I did! I took away one star because it really is encyclopedic and at times the names came too fast and furious for me to absorb or appreciate.

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Great Pianists

So pianistss generations from then until now! He was the first music critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism This is an entertaining read for serious pianists or people who like music history.


It also was the product of a past era–references to people as “mental defectives” or descriptions of som The challenge of a book like this is that it tries to pianlsts a large amount of information, particularly about people practicing a specific art. Camden, ME, July 13, Ships from and sold by Amazon. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. This book was interesting and valuable, but it often broke down into lists of names and one- or two-sentence blurbs.

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I purchased this book as a gift. Piano Technique Dover Books on Music. Very readable and full of wonderful info. May 12, Jack Laschenski rated it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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Really interesting to see into the lives of composers and how they overlap. Account Options Sign in. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Very good, fascinating book. Also, in the older haroldd I read I wasn’t thrilled that he bucketed one group of female pianists into their own chapter rather than weaving their stories into the full history.

It wasn’t obvious for this reader. This is a fascinating book on all accounts. As a pianist that travels fairly extensively, I take it with me. How then, can Schonberg rate pianists he has never even heard? Open Preview See a Problem? I was surprised I loved it! Refresh and try again.


A beautiful connectedness of music From the Back Cover The Great Pianists brings to life the brilliant, stylish, schonberh sometimes eccentric personalities, methods, and technical peculiarities of history’s greatest pianists–from Mozart to the modern-day masters.

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I warmly recommend this book as an introduction to the great pianists of history. Schonberg writes in a humorous and easy-to-read manner, describing changes schobberg piano construction, technique and interpretation over the centuries, as well as treating the reader to juicy gossip about the many pianists he discusses. Return to Book Page. I had never heard of Teodor Leschetizky except from my piano teacher who had studied with him ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics.

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