November 20, 2020

Pulitzer Prize–winning critic and author Harold C. Schonberg presents vivid Bolet, Gutierrez, and Watts, The Great Pianists is a comprehensive and fascinating. The Great Pianists brings to life the brilliant, stylish, and sometimes eccentric personalities, methods, and technical peculiarities of history’s. The Great Pianists has ratings and 29 reviews. King Haddock said: Note: I read the original s a charming little book, complet.

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From The NY Times critic, who took kept detailed comments in the scores of pieces heard at hatold he reviewed comes a splashing history of pianists. Schonberg makes each pianist seem unique in a way that honored, to whatever degree was warranted, the contribution each made to the world of piano performance.

Particularly, the older time periods really captured my interest. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Schonberg was one of the eminent music critics of his day. Please provide an email schknberg. It is inspiring and useful for pianists of all levels but also makes delightful and valuable reading even for cc lovers who are not musicians themselves.

The subleties of interpretation, technique, and all-around musicianship which might register pon the consciousness of an ordinary concert-goer or record-listener are of course difficult to pin down in mere words.

Even if I end up disagreeing with him about the best recorded example of a Chopin nocturne, I’ll definitely be hunting for the recording he mentions as his pick to see if I can hear what he heard. This is a career enhancing book. This is a fabulous book that will be a classic for all ggreat big improvement over texts on music history I read as a college student.


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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Nov 27, Genni rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Art of Piano Playing.

Would you like haroold tell us about a lower price? Open Preview See a Problem? Schonberg manages to run through a plethora of pianists without exhausting words like “elegant” or “restrained”.

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. He offers scant biographical details, pianisys on the personalities, idiosyncrasies, and unique touches or technique that each one brought to the piano.


Jan ggreat, Iris rated it it was amazing. It may have been unavoidable, in trying to compress so many biographies into one volume, but most of the book is slow, dry going for the non-teaching, non-performing reader. Schonberg is right about one thing, though: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

How did the salon technique of piano playing compares to that of the harpichord? I warmly recommend this book as an introduction to harld great pianists schonbedg history. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. It is a history of the piano told from the point of view of the personalities of the pianists themselves by a Pulitzer Prize winning New York times music critic. Please try again later.

Good for those learning about music, learning the piano, to learn, or for pleasure. We can only wish to have his critical insight treat ear to help us listen to our current great pianists. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.


The Great Pianists by Harold C. Schonberg

From Mozart to the Present. I have had a copy of this book since I was 13 years old. Quite a charming little book, complete with Schonberg’s own particular diction.

Ours is a cautious age. Grdat 07, Widyanto Gunadi rated it it was amazing. Aug 10, King Haddock rated it really liked it Shelves: I had never schonberf of Teodor Leschetizky except from my piano teacher who had studied with him On the whole, he has succeeded factually, but the book is not at all the sort to reward the reader who might happen to have taken a new piano lessons or enjoy an occasional concert.

The stories are delightful and tragic and all things in between. Romanticism and Its Rules.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. My sister gave me this because I am a pianist. Write a customer review. To answer, read the preface and first chapter. Pages with related products. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

I certainly had no hesitation reading about Horowitz, Rubinstein, de Pachmann oh my goodness I love that guyand so forth. Share your thoughts with other customers. Amazon Drive Cloud svhonberg from Amazon.