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The Resource Piano notes : the world of the pianist, Charles Rosen

Piano notes : the world of the pianist, Charles Rosen

Label
Piano notes : the world of the pianist
Title
Piano notes
Title remainder
the world of the pianist
Statement of responsibility
Charles Rosen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Piano Notes, he writes for an audience about an old friend - the piano itself. Drawing upon a lifetime of wisdom and the accumulated lore of many great performers of the past, Rosen shows why the instrument demands such a stark combination of mental and physical prowess. Readers will gather many little-known insights - from how pianists vary their posture, to how splicings and microphone placements can ruin recordings, to how the history of composition was dominated by the piano for two centuries. Stories of many great musicians abound. Rosen reveals Nadia Boulanger's favorite way to avoid commenting on the performances of her friends ("You know what I think, " spoken with utmost earnestness), why Glenn Gould's recordings suffer from "double-strike" touches, and how even Vladimir Horowitz became enamored of splicing multiple performances into a single recording. Rosen's explanation of the piano's physical pleasures, demands, and discontents will delight and instruct anyone who has ever sat at a keyboard, as well as everyone who loves to listen to the instrument."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML700
LC item number
.R77 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Piano notes : the world of the pianist, Charles Rosen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Body and mind -- Listening to the sound of the piano -- The instrument and its discontents -- Conservatories and contests -- Concerts -- Recording -- Styles and manners
Control code
49679727
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 246 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
Donation;
Isbn
9780743243124
Lccn
2002069634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)49679727
Label
Piano notes : the world of the pianist, Charles Rosen
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Body and mind -- Listening to the sound of the piano -- The instrument and its discontents -- Conservatories and contests -- Concerts -- Recording -- Styles and manners
Control code
49679727
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 246 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
Donation;
Isbn
9780743243124
Lccn
2002069634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)49679727

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