A scholar and lover of literature as well as world-class pianist, Brendel offers in these essays a rare glimpse into the mind of an exceptional performer, wrestling with the duties and pleasures that come with making music.
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Renowned pianist Brendel is known for his elegant musicianship. However, his writing is honed with elegance as well. With a scholarly approach, Brendel explores such topics as live recordings, humor in classical music, the complexities of performing Mozart, and the art of programming. He delves into specific compositions by such composers as Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, and Schumann. As an example, his essay on Schumann's "Scenes of Childhood" may bring some pianists to the conclusion that their art needs quite a bit of "growing up." Brendel's advice, however, is targeted to himself first. This array of selections was wisely chosen, and continues Musical Thoughts and Afterthoughts (Princeton Univ. Pr., 1976) in which he projected some of the work at hand. The publication of the paperback edition of Musical Thoughts and Afterthoughts , with a new preface, is also scheduled for this month by Farrar. Music collections will want both of these books.
- Kathleen Spark man, Baylor Univ., Waco, Tex.
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Descripción Robson Books, London, 1990, 1990. Estado de conservación: New. First edition. Hardback. Very good indeed in very good indeed dust jacket. Please be aware that this volume is heavy and therefore extra postage will be requested. Nº de ref. de la librería A141848
Descripción Robson Books Ltd, 1998. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0860516660