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Shura Cherkassky : the piano's last czar

Author: Elizabeth Carr
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Shura Cherkassky's life story, like his music, is provocative and captivating. At his death in 1995, Cherkassky was considered one of history's greatest pianists, as well as the last direct link to the Romantic piano tradition of Chopin, Liszt, and Rubinstein. His story merits telling not only for his musical achievements but also for the inspiration he provided by demonstrating tenacity, integrity, common sense,
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Carr, Elizabeth, 1935-
Shura Cherkassky.
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2006
(OCoLC)639582221
Named Person: Shura Cherkassky; Shura Cherkassky; Shura Cherkassky
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Carr
ISBN: 0810854104 9780810854109
OCLC Number: 60705554
Description: xiv, 301 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Mother Russia --
Baltimore, 1923 --
Shura and the palmist, the 1923-1924 season --
Prodigies compared : Shura and Jozio --
The Hofmann years, 1925-1935 --
Around the world, 1935-1939 --
Shattered, 1940-1945 --
Oblivion to triumph : the postwar years --
Shura and the gramophone --
On stage --
A conductor's nemesis --
The last romantic? --
The house of Steinway --
On tour, U.S.S.R., 1987 --
Understanding Shura --
Prague, 1995 --
Final tributes. Mother Russia --
Baltimore : 1923 --
Shura and the palmist : the 1923-24 season --
Prodigies compared : Shura and Jozio --
The Hofmann years : 1925-1935 --
Around the world : 1935-1939 --
Shattered : 1940-1945 --
Oblivion to triumph : the postwar years --
Shura and the gramophone --
On stage --
A conductor's nemesis --
The last romantic? --
The house of Steinway --
On tour : U.S.S.R. : 1987 --
Understanding Shura --
Prague : 1995 --
Final tributes.
Responsibility: Elizabeth Carr.
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