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An intimate portrait of Sidney Foster, pianist--mentor

Author: Imelda Delgado
Publisher: Lanham : Hamilton Books, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD audio : Music : Biography   Sound Recording : EnglishView all editions and formats

The great American pianist Sidney Foster is remembered here by a former student for his outstanding ability and generous character. This book includes commentary by numerous students, Mr. Foster's  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Sidney Foster; Sidney Foster
Material Type: Biography, Music, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Imelda Delgado
ISBN: 9780761859345 0761859349
OCLC Number: 795177888
Notes: Includes transcription of Foster's cadenza to Beethoven's Piano concerto no. 3 in C minor, op. 37, as played with the New York Philharmonic in 1941.
Includes index.
Description: xiv, 183 pages : illustrations, music ; 24 cm + 1 CD
Contents: TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword by Charles H. Webb Preface by Imelda Delgado Acknowledgements I. Beginnings Early Years Composer The Leventritt After The Leventritt: The Leroy-Foster-Scholz Trio Sidney Foster and Norman Dello Joio Stages Where Sidney Foster Walked Evolution of Programming Orchestral Soloist II. Foster's Pianism Russian Roots, Russian Legacy His Hands His Piano Teachers Where He Taught The Pedagogue Collaborator-Indiana University The Concert Pianist and the Old World Scholar Architect of Piano Performance Doctorate III. Personals John Five Women in His Life Anna Diamond Foster and Dorothy Foster Difazio Mana-Zucca97 Isabelle Vengerova Bronja From The Grande Scale to Gourmet Dinners A Little Potpourri IV. Defining Performances Memorial to Father (1937) Concerto Highlights (1954) From Fliere to Foster: To Russia with Love (The Russian Tour 1964) The Boston Premiere of Bartok's Third Piano Concerto (April 1965) V. Finale 1976: A Bicentennial and a Centennial The Final Curtain A Farewell Letter February 7, 1977 Appendices Appendix A. In His Own Words: Piano Workshop Appendix B. The Students Speak Appendix C. Cadenza for the First Movement of the Beethoven Third Piano Concerto (1941) Index About The Author
Other Titles: Historic recordings of Sidney Foster
Responsibility: Imelda Delgado.
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In this collection, we learn how [Sidney Foster] played for the often strident Vengerova at the age of ten[.]...Foster composed now-lost works for a 1940s piano-flute-cello ensemble he performed in Read more...

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