Piano Notes: The Hidden World of the Pianist

Piano Notes: The Hidden World of the Pianist

by Charles Rosen

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Piano Notes: The Hidden World of the Pianist by Charles Rosen

In this eloquent, intimate exploration of the delights and demands of the piano, world-renowned concert pianist and music writer Charles Rosen draws on a lifetime's wisdom to consider every aspect of the instrument: from what makes a beautiful sound to suffering from stage fright, from the physical challenges of playing to tales of great musicians, including Vladimir Horowitz's recording tricks, Rachmaninov's hands and why Artur Rubenstein applied hairspray to the keys. Gracefully blending anecdote, history, expertise and memoir, Piano Notes will enchant anyone with a passion for music.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780141979861
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication date: 07/30/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 940,432
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Charles Rosen is one of the leading writers on music and musicians in the world. His landmark books include The Classical Style and The Romantic Generation. He is a concert pianist and Professor of Music at New York University.

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