Moriz Rosenthal in Word and Music: A Legacy of the Nineteenth Century

Moriz Rosenthal in Word and Music: A Legacy of the Nineteenth Century

by Mark Mitchell
     
 

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This volume collects the engaging and richly informative writings of pianist Moriz Rosenthal (1862–1946). A student of Franz Liszt and of Chopin's pupil Karl Mikuli, and colleague and friend of Brahms and Johann Strauss II, Rosenthal is best remembered as one of the great performers of late-Romantic piano music and as an editor and teacher. Rosenthal's words

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This volume collects the engaging and richly informative writings of pianist Moriz Rosenthal (1862–1946). A student of Franz Liszt and of Chopin's pupil Karl Mikuli, and colleague and friend of Brahms and Johann Strauss II, Rosenthal is best remembered as one of the great performers of late-Romantic piano music and as an editor and teacher. Rosenthal's words offer a glimpse at this great age of piano performance and music history, which linked the 19th century with the modern era. World-renowned musicologist and pianist Charles Rosen—perhaps Rosenthal's most acclaimed student—has written the preface. The book also contains a detailed discography and a professionally mastered CD with recordings by Rosenthal.

Editorial Reviews

Normal Lebrecht

"Rosenthal's reminiscences are essential reading for all who wonder where the magic has gone from the modern piano." —Normal Lebrecht

Marc-Andre Hamelin

"This wonderfully researched and lovingly constructed book will introduce readers to a fascinating personality among pianists of the Golden Age." —Marc-Andre Hamelin

Choice

"This is a valuable work for pianists and an enjoyable read for everyone. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Inclusive music libraries serving readers at all levels." —Choice

The Gramophone

"All pianophiles are in debt to Mitchell and Evans for this glimpse into Rosenthal's vanished world...." —The Gramophone

From the Publisher

"This wonderfully researched and lovingly constructed book will introduce readers to a fascinating personality among pianists of the Golden Age." —Marc-Andre Hamelin

"All pianophiles are in debt to Mitchell and Evans for this glimpse into Rosenthal's vanished world...." —The Gramophone

"This is a valuable work for pianists and an enjoyable read for everyone. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Inclusive music libraries serving readers at all levels." —Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253220974
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

What People are saying about this

Norman Lebrecht
"Rosenthal's reminiscences are essential reading for all who wonder where the magic has gone from the modern piano." —Normal Lebrecht
Marc-Andre Hamelin
"This wonderfully researched and lovingly constructed book will introduce readers to a fascinating personality among pianists of the Golden Age." —Marc-Andre Hamelin

Meet the Author

Mark Mitchell is author of Virtuosi: A Defense and a (Sometimes Erotic) Celebration of Great Pianists (IUP, 2001) and Vladimir de Pachmann: A Piano Virtuoso's Life and Art (IUP, 2002). He lives in Gainesville, Florida.

Allan Evans is the founder of Arbiter Cultural Traditions and teaches at the Mannes College of Music, New York. He lives in Flushing, New York.

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