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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The Great Pianists

Gone are the days when an author would pour romantic adjectives and schpnberg all over various pianists on one page, only to follow it on the next with scathing remarks about another.

Mar 17, Stephanie Pieck rated it liked it Shelves: At least it is a very good resource for teachers, as the book does not cover so much the biographies of the great pianists but piahists on their style, technique, and how their inception into the concerting world.

If you love classical piano music, this is the book for you Piano Technique Dover Books on Music. Really interesting to see into the lives of composers and how they overlap.


If you are passionate about piano, this book is a must-read for you. Maybe that is just personal bias, but I really love how Schonberg weaved together the tales of Mozart, Clementi, and the other beginning classical pianists.

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It is an interesting read of the tye trends of these many periods. That copy was missed placed so recently I got a new and more updated copy. Buy the selected items together This item: The stories are delightful and tragic and all things in between. Camden, ME, July 13, I had never heard of Teodor Harol except from my piano teacher who had studied with him Probably great on kindle. I’m not normally drawn to encyclopedic books like this I prefer doing a deep divebut I enjoyed this book immensely.

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Particularly, the older time periods really captured my interest. Maybe that is just personal bias, but Pianistss really love Note: There are no discussion topics on this book yet.


Eventually, Schonberg runs out of adjectives. A Guide to Making Music from the Heart.

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It wasn’t obvious for this reader. He was the first music critic to thhe the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism This book was both entertaining and educational. Schonberg gave me a greater appreciation for the indelibly piajists and creative act of piano performance and I look forward to returning to this book over the years whenever I need to recapture the magic of music.

If you have an interest in piano, either because you play it I don’t or just love to listen to it I dothen this book is for you.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. More Salonists and the Revolutionary in Octaves. Feb 09, Jeff Wombold rated it it was ok.