Famous Pianists and Their Technique

ISBN-10: 0253348552

ISBN-13: 9780253348555

Edition: 2nd 2007

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Famous Pianists and Their Technique has been a standard in the field since its first publication in 1974. This widely used and acclaimed history of piano technical thought includes insights into the techniques of masters such as C.P.E. Bach, Bartk, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Clementi, Czerny, Debussy, Godowsky, Horowitz, Levinskaya, Leschetizky, the Lhevinnes, Liszt, Mozart, Prokofiev, Ravel, Rubinstein, and Schubert, among others.Called "the bible of piano technique" by Maurice Hinson, this book is a comprehensive resource for the student, teacher, and professional pianist who seek to discover the secrets of how the immortal professional pianists developed and polished their mechanical and musical technique. This expanded edition contains a foreword by Alan Walker, a new preface, and multiple new appendices.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 4/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

Reginald R. Gerig is Professor of Piano Emeritus at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois, where he taught from 1952 to 1987, having served as Chair of the Piano Department for fourteen of those years. He was previously also on faculty at the Eastman School of Music and received several degrees from The Juilliard School of Music.

The Meaning of Technique
The Early Clavier Methods
The Beginnings of the Piano
Mozart and the Early Piano Technique
Hummel: The Culmination of the Viennese Era
The Dynamic Beethoven Technique
Czerny: Technique Personified
The Early Methodology
The Lyricism of Chopin
Liszt and Virtuoso Technique
The Schumann Circle
The Beginnings of Modern Technical Methods
The Leschetizky Influence
Russian Nationalism
The French School
Breithaupt and Weight Technique
The English School: Matthay His Pupils and Colleagues
Ortmann: Piano Technique Comes of Age
Contemporary Technical Thought
The Perspectives of an Enlightened Piano Technique
The Aesthetic Imperative
Mental and Psychological Control
An Intellectual Grasp of Basic Technical Knowledge
Isolated Movements
Coordinated Movements
Muscular Coordination
The Kinesthetic Sense
Means for Specific Technical Development
Historical Concepts and Perspectives of Piano Technical Thought
Supplementary Bibliography
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