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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Aug 20, Th Pedicini rated it it was amazing. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. This is an entertaining read for serious pianists or people who like music history.

Get to Know Us. I expected to be bored silly, but was ;ianists surprised at how the great pianists, and their styles of interpretation, and how they were influenced by their generation, etc, were brought to life.

What is there is fantastic material, but I just want more of it! It is an interesting read of the musical trends of these many periods. What This was a great book — probably not something most people would want to read for pleasure. It’s a long book pagesbut if you are a pianist or an avid music appreciator, this is a must-read.

Brilliant book for anyone who loves the piano. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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Have referred to it often. Particularly, the older time periods really captured my interest. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Really enjoyed how Schonberg brought to life the stories, and quirks of the greatest pianists of the past few hundred years. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.


And how close together everything is! I have had a copy of this book since I was 13 years old. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Schonberg’s book on “The Great Pianists” brought the history pianista classical pianists to life. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Probably great on pinists. Feb 09, Jeff Wombold rated it it was ok.

Selected pages Title Page. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Jun 06, Michael rated it it was amazing. I especially liked some of the chapter titles that encapsulate the essence of ths characters: Their lives, their music, the piano as the purveyor of magic. I do believe this is one of the most important books that a piano student can read, especially one hwrold in his formative-of-technique years.

Piano Technique Dover Books on Music. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. May 13, Lydia Holt rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ours is a cautious age. Read reviews that mention great pianists harold schonberg piano playing new york music critic york times want to know pulitzer prize music lovers beethoven chopin many pianlsts cover to cover critic for the new mozart beethoven piano scene chopin and liszt great composers art of piano schonberg might great book.

The interesting book I’d like to read again. As a pianist that travels fairly extensively, I take it with me.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I had never heard of Teodor Leschetizky except from my piano teacher who had studied with him I have read it, and from time to time, reference it. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?


It is enjoyable even as a re-read. Thunder from the East. At least it is a very good resource for teachers, as the book does not cover so much the biographies of the great pianists tthe focuses on their style, technique, and how their inception into the concerting world. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

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The Art of Practicing: After all, he was a great critic writing for the New York Times, and not just on piano. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Good for those learning about music, learning the piano, to learn, or for pleasure. Schonberg gave me a greater appreciation for the indelibly individual and creative act of piano performance and I look forward to barold to this book over the years whenever I need to recapture the magic of music.

It is a very detailed history of most if not all of the great pianists.

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My one quibble with this book is that there were occasional quote in other languages; generally a translation wasn’t provided.