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At the Piano: Interviews with 21st-Century Pianists - download pdf or read online

By Caroline Benser

In At the Piano: Interviews with 21st-Century Pianists, Caroline Benser explores the kaleidoscopic global of twenty-first-century pianism via a sequence of prolonged interviews with 8 significant pianists: Leif Ove Andsnes, Jonathan Biss, Simone Dinnerstein, Marc-André Hamelin, Stephen Hough, Steven Osborne, Yevgeny Sudbin, and Yuja Wang.

The pianists represented listed here are not just a virtuosos on their device, popular for his or her renditions of vintage works through Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy, and Bartók, also they are devoted to advancing pianism, commissioning and acting works by means of residing composers in addition to revisiting and re-exploring musical probabilities overlooked through their predecessors. Interviewees speak with Benser approximately such concerns as their first reviews on the piano, the severe position performed through their earliest academics, the literature they play, the tools they like, the which means of musicianship to them, and the fun and problems of a pro profession doing what they love.

Teachers, scholars, and beginner pianists alike will find out about new and lesser-known piano literature; newly constructed tools that experience prolonged the variety of the keyboard; the exceptional upward thrust of pianists in such international locations as China; and new study on pianists' accidents and fit enjoying. At the Piano is written not just for the professional and non-specialist pianist but in addition for all musicians and normal track lovers.

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