Complete Collaborator The Pianist as Partner

ISBN-10: 0195367952
ISBN-13: 9780195367959
Edition: 2009
Authors: Martin Katz
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/1/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Take more than forty years of partnering celebrated soloists in concerts all over the world, add nearly thirty years of teaching the art of accompanying, and you have the qualifications for such an audacious title as The Complete Collaborator. All the tools for understanding and executing first-class collaborative piano are here, paired with audio recordings of many of the musical examples performed by the author himself, along with two vocalists, on a companion website. The obvious topics: breathing, languages, flexibility, and creating a collaborative atmosphere are discussed at length, articulated clearly for the curious novice and proving beneficial even for the experienced professional. In addition, two significant chapters deal with orchestral accompaniment, reflecting today's requirements for any professional accompanist. Oft-neglected details such as beginning a piece together, telling stories with piano solos, tuning, and balance between the players are also covered herein. Dubbed the "Dean of Accompanists" by the Los Angeles Times, this teacher of sold-out masters' classes presents his material clearly and incisively, but always with the humor and wit for which he is known. Whether it be read by the curious novice, the amateur who wants to accompany as best he can, or the experienced professional seeking confirmation or a new look at the role of any partner, Martin Katz's The Complete Collaborator is all one needs.

About the Companion Web Site
Musical Examples
An Introduction: What Is Collaboration Anyway?
Breathing and Singing
The Word Is the Thing
The Pianist as Designer
The Pianist as Director
Kitchen Tools
The Brother of Balance
The Steinway Philharmonic
More about Orchestral Playing
Odds and Ends
Is There Life after Singers?
In Conclusion: A Pep Talk
Index

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