WorldCat Identities

Benko, Gregor

Works: 10 works in 21 publications in 4 languages and 336 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Pictorial works  Posters 
Roles: pmn, Researcher, Author, Author of introduction, Editor
Classifications: MT220, 786.3041
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Gregor Benko
Chopin's prophet : the life of pianist Vladimir de Pachmann by Edward Blickstein( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vladimir de Pachmann was perhaps history's most notorious pianist. Widely regarded as the greatest player of Chopin's works, Pachmann embedded comedic elements--be it fiddling with his piano bench or flirting with the audience--within his classic piano recitals to alleviate his own anxiety over performing. But this wunderkind, whose admirers included Franz Liszt and music critic James Gibbons Huneker (who cheekily nicknamed Pachmann the "Chopinzee"), would by the turn of the century find his antics on the concert stage scorned by critics and out of fashion with listeners, burying his pianistic legacy. In Chopin's Prophet: The Life of Pianist Vladimir de Pachmann, the first biography ever of this remarkable figure, Edward Blickstein and Gregor Benko explore the private and public lives of this master pianist, surveying his achievements within the context of contemporary critical opinion and preserving his legacy as one of the last great Romantic pianists of his time. Chopin's Prophet paints a colorful portrait of classical piano performance and celebrity at the turn of the 20th century while also documenting Pachmann's attraction to men, which ultimately ended his marriage but was overlooked by his audiences. As the authors illustrate, Pachmann lived in a radically different world of music making, one in which eccentric personality and behavior fit into a much more flexible, and sometimes mysterious, musical community, one where standards were set not by certified experts with degrees but by the musicians themselves. Detailing the evolution of concert piano playing style from the era of Chopin until World War I, Chopin's Prophet tells the fantastic and true story of an artist of and after his time.--Amazon
The dawn of recording the Julius Block cylinders by Julius Block( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in Multiple languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florence Foster Jenkins a world of her own( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary of the eccentric socialite. Includes interviews with friends and colleagues Kathleen Bayfield, Florence Darnault and Adolf Pollitz, comments from Cosme McMoon, and reminiscences from witnesses to the "night of nights," the Carnegie Hall recital of Oct. 25, 1944, Marge Champion, Alfred Hubay and Daniel Pinkham
Piano playing, with Piano questions answered by Josef Hofmann( Book )

3 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A master of technique advocates a balanced approach to piano playing in this comprehensive guide. The first part discusses practice methods, use of the pedal, playing pieces as written, and other rules. The second section answers frequently asked questions about body and hand positions, wrist and arm action, phrasing, and much more
John Field( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chopin's profit : the life of pianist Vladimir de Pachmann by Gregor Benko( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Izboljšava slik z valčno transformacijo : diplomsko delo by Gregor Benko( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in Slovenian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Russian Troyka present Russian wrestlers [sic]( Book )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Józef Hofmann w nagraniach by Gregor Benko( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Russian wrestlers : [posters]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.58 (from 0.37 for Piano play ... to 0.99 for Józef Hof ...)

Piano playing, with Piano questions answered
Alternative Names
Gregor Benko American historian

Gregor Benko Amerikaans muziekhistoricus

Gregor Benko US-amerikanischer Publizist und Plattenproduzent