By Caroline Benser
In At the Piano: Interviews with 21st-Century Pianists, Caroline Benser explores the kaleidoscopic global of 21st-century pianism via a chain of prolonged interviews with 8 significant pianists: Leif Ove Andsnes, Jonathan Biss, Simone Dinnerstein, Marc-André Hamelin, Stephen Hough, Steven Osborne, Yevgeny Sudbin, and Yuja Wang.
The pianists represented listed here are not just a virtuosos on their software, well known for his or her renditions of vintage works through Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy, and Bartók, also they are devoted to advancing pianism, commissioning and acting works via residing composers in addition to revisiting and re-exploring musical chances missed through their predecessors. Interviewees speak with Benser approximately such issues as their first stories on the piano, the serious function performed through their earliest lecturers, the literature they play, the tools they like, the that means of musicianship to them, and the fun and problems of a pro profession doing what they love.
Teachers, scholars, and novice pianists alike will know about new and lesser-known piano literature; newly constructed tools that experience prolonged the variety of the keyboard; the exceptional upward push of pianists in such international locations as China; and new learn on pianists' accidents and fit enjoying. At the Piano is written not just for the professional and non-specialist pianist but in addition for all musicians and normal tune fans.
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Lieder selections. Ian Bostridge, tenor. EMI Classics 2435-57266-2. 2002. Franz J. Haydn. Concertos. # 3 in F Major; # 4 in G Major; # 11 in D Major. Andsnes, piano and conductor. Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. EMI Classics 7243 5 5690 2 1. 2000. Gramophone Award in 2000. DVD—Filmography Pictures Reframed. Modest Mussorgsky. Pictures at an Exhibition. Memories of Childhood. Schumann. Kinderszenen. Videography by Robin Rhode. Hardcover book also included in limited edition with DVD. EMI 670052B. 2009.
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