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A pianist's dictionary : reflections on a life

Author: Alan Hersh
Publisher: Lanham : Hamilton Books, [2010] ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the world of the classical pianist and piano professor, deconstructing many familiar words that describe this environment. Based upon the author's experience as a concert artist  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
Methods (Music)
Terminology
Methods
Named Person: Alan Hersh; Alan Hersh
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Hersh
ISBN: 076184838X 9780761848387
OCLC Number: 460058947
Description: ix, 88 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 1. Accompanist Chapter 3 2. Analysis Chapter 4 3. Authenticity Chapter 5 4. Competition Chapter 6 5. Concert Pianist Chapter 7 6. Concert Chapter 8 7. Dynamics Chapter 9 8. Expressiveness Chapter 10 9. Fingering Chapter 11 10. Improvisation Chapter 12 11. Lesson Chapter 13 12. Memorizing Chapter 14 13. Music Reading Chapter 15 14. Musical Structure Chapter 16 15. Notation Chapter 17 16. Pedal Chapter 18 17. Physicality and Relaxation Chapter 19 18. Piano Chapter 20 19. Posture Chapter 21 20. Practicing Chapter 22 21. Repertoire Chapter 23 22. Sound Image Chapter 24 23. Teachers: An Autobiography Chapter 25 24. Theory Chapter 26 25. Tone and Voicing Chapter 27 Coda Chapter 28 Bibliography
Responsibility: Alan Hersh.
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Hersh, in his gentle, unassuming way, has many insights and sensible things to say about the world of the classical pianist. Any student would benefit from the sage advice on offer. * International Read more...

 
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