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The Great Pianists: From Mozart to the Present

From Mozartsfabulous legato that flowed like oil to Beethovens oceanlike surge from Clara Schumanns touch sharp as a pencil sketch to Rubinsteins volcanic and sensual playing The Great Pianists brings to life the brilliant stylish and sometimes eccentric personalities methods and technical peculiarities of historys greatest pianistsPulit. This is a fabulous book that will be a classic for all time a big improvement over texts on music history I read as a college student It is inspiring and useful for pianists of all levels but also makes delightful and valuable reading even for music lovers who are not musicians themselves It is filled with personal information about the great pianists and so entertaining that it ended up replacing some of the crime and mystery novels I was reading just for pleasure When I finish this I will certainly also get his book on Lives of the Great Composers

Summary The Great Pianists: From Mozart to the Present

Which left the keys covered with blood Including profiles of Horowitz and Van Cliburn among others and chapters detailing the playing and careers of such modern pianists as de Larrocha Ashkenazy Gilels Gould Brendel Bolet Gutierrez and Watts The Great Pianists is a comprehensive and fascinating look at legendary performers past and prese. I first bought this book 50 years ago in 1969 It was what got me interested in historic pianists Harold C Schonberg told me that he did all the research for it himself rather than using an assistant He told me that of all the pianists he heard Guiomar Novaes was his favourite I was very fortunate in 1991 over a period of a fortnight to have had several long chats with him As a study of historic pianists it has never been bettered or for that matter approached It is readable very accurate and makes good use of the available sources True that modern research etc could add uite a bit but this study has stood the test of time

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Zer Prizewinning critic and author Harold C Schonberg presents vivid accounts of the artists performances styles and even their personal lives and uirky characteristics such as Mozarts intense competition with Clementi Lizsts magnetic effect on women when he played ladies flung their jewels on stage and Gottschalks persistent nailbiting. I m enjoying the book It is easy to read and very informative about the life and times of the pianists everyone knows and many who were popular in their time but we never heard of


13 thoughts on “The Great Pianists: From Mozart to the Present

  1. says:

    Mr.Schonberg's book on The Great Pianists brought the history of classical pianists to life. The book covered pianists since the piano was invented from the Bach family in the 18th century up to Paul Jacobs & David Tudor. It is an i

  2. says:

    This is a fabulous book that will be a classic for all time a big improvement over texts on music history I read as a college student. It is inspiring and useful for pianists of all levels but also makes delightful

  3. says:

    I have had a copy of this book since I was 13 years old. That copy was missed placed so recently I got a new and updated copy. It is a history of the piano told from the point of view of the personalities of the pianists themselves

  4. says:

    I'm enjoying the book. It is easy to read and very informative about the life and times of the pianists everyone knows and many, who were popular in their time, but we never heard of.

  5. says:

    I purchased this book as a gift. I have read it, and from time to time, reference it. Beautifully written, informative. As a pianist that travels fairly extensively, I take it with me. It is enjoyable even as a re read.

  6. says:

    If you love classical piano music, this is the book for you.all the masters are represented here. I had never heard of Teodor Leschetizky except from my piano teacher who had studied with him.now I can appreciate the man for his influ

  7. says:

    I think it is a very handy book! It has been useful and I have found all my questions and information I have need at times. If not, I have to have to find other sources of information. But as I said I have found the book interesting, informative and easy to read.

  8. says:

    This is an entertaining read for serious pianists or people who like music history.

  9. says:

    I first bought this book 50 years ago in 1969. It was what got me interested in historic pianists. Harold C Schonberg told me that he did all the research for it himself, rather than using an assistant. He told me that of all the pianists he heard Guiomar Novaes was his favourite. I was very fortunate in 1991 over a period of a fortnight to have had several long chats with him. As a study of historic pianists it has never been be

  10. says:

    An absolute pleasure to read. I would highly recommend this to anyone even remotely iinterested in the world of pianists. Wonderfully written in a highly informed but humorous style, Schonberg gives us an insight into the most prominent pianists from each era, some of whom are now completely forgotten, and describes how

  11. says:

    Very interesting and informative read.

  12. says:

    I have known and admired this book since its first edition appeared in the '60s. The chapters added at the end are up to the standards of the earlier ones. Schonberg's search of written records supports his assessments of pianists from Mozart to the 1980s, and the writing is suited to a broad readership.

  13. says:

    This is an excellent book.

    Entertaining, well written, interesting from the historical and musical point

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