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Virtuosi : a defense and a (sometimes erotic) celebration of great pianists

Author: Mark Mitchell
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2000.
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"In essays rich with anecdote, Mark Mitchell explores the many domains of the virtuoso, taking on such subjects as music competitions, the phenomenon of the child prodigy, the virtuoso in literature and film, encores, seating habits, and the erotics of musical performance. The characters who populate his evocative narrative include not only such famous virtuosi as Franz Liszt, Martha Argerich, and Vladimir Horowitz  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mitchell, Mark (Mark Lindsey).
Virtuosi.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)639587011
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Mitchell
ISBN: 0253337577 9780253337573
OCLC Number: 43810728
Awards: Winner of A Choice Outstanding Academic Book of 2001.
Description: x, 193 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The triumph of Marsyas --
Le concert, c'est moi --
The critic and the spider --
Notes on gourmandism --
The circus --
The nature of bis --
The colour of classics --
Some virtuosi in literature --
The virtuoso at home --
Possibilities of homosexual aesthetic of virtuosity --
Celluloid --
The pianola replaces Sappho's barbitos --
Musical chairs ; or, Il virtuoso seduto --
Aut Caesar, aut nihil --
Muscles and soul --
Mephistopheles in soutanes.
Responsibility: Mark Mitchell.

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Including essays, the author peers into the many domains of virtuoso lore such as the odd practice habits of the greats, child prodigies, encores, seating arrangements, portrayals of virtuosos in  Read more...

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