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Famous pianists & their technique

Author: Reginald R Gerig
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New edView all editions and formats
Examines various pianists and discusses their piano playing techniques.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gerig, Reginald R., 1919-
Famous pianists & their technique.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2007
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Reginald R Gerig
ISBN: 9780253348555 0253348552 088331066X 9780883310663
OCLC Number: 144514075
Description: xxiii, 608 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The meaning of technique --
The early Clavier methods --
The beginnings of the piano --
Mozart and the early piano technique --
Hummel : the culmination of the Viennese era --
The dynamic Beethoven technique --
Czerny : technique personified --
The early methodology --
The lyricism of Chopin --
Liszt and virtuoso technique --
The Schumann circle --
The beginnings of modern technical methods --
The Leschetizky influence --
Russian nationalism --
The French school --
Breithaupt and weight technique --
The English school : Matthay; his pupils and colleagues --
Ortmann : piano technique comes of age --
Contemporary technical thought --
The perspectives of an enlightened piano technique --
Appendices. The aesthetic imperative ; Mental and psychological control ; An intellectual grasp of basic technical knowledge ; Isolated movements ; Coordinated movements ; Muscular coordination ; The kinesthetic sense ; Posture ; Means for specific technical development ; Historical concepts and perspectives of piano technical thought.
Other Titles: Famous pianists and their technique
Responsibility: Reginald R. Gerig.
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A fascinating look at the technique of world-renowned pianists from the last two centuries  Read more...


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For both amateurs and professionals, Professor Gerig's book is entertaining and informative reading. Serious students of the instrument should place a high priority on owning this revision and Read more...

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