My Life with the Great Pianists

Mohr's humor and personal perspective on the lives of Rubinstein, Horowitz, and other artists mix music lore with quiet faith.


Author: Franz Mohr

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: UOM:39015040465927

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Mohr's humor and personal perspective on the lives of Rubinstein, Horowitz, and other artists mix music lore with quiet faith.

Great Pianists

It is not that he overworked her; he was too good a teacher for that. For a long time she was not allowed more than two daily hours of practice. But Wieck was a domineering, arrogant man. He pushed Clara's life in one direction only, ...


Author: Harold C. Schonberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671638375

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 525

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Surveys the careers and personalities of the great pianists from Clementi and Mozart to the present day

Great Contemporary Pianists Speak for Themselves

Bartok's Second Concerto to my repertoire, and I'm in the process of recording all thirty-two Beethoven sonatas, something I've never done. I'm trying to learn new material all the time, not just because it's new, but because I can ...


Author: Elyse Mach

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486173542

Category: Music

Page: 480

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Revealing interviews with Arrau, Brendel, de Larrocha, Gilels, Horowitz, Tureck, Watts, 18 other artists. Intimate look at the concert scene and the life of a concert pianist. Introduction by Sir George Solti. Includes 51 photographs.

Shura Cherkassky

Musical Prodigies: Perilous journeys, Remarkable Lives. Portland, Greg: Amadeus Press, 1998. ... Myra Hess by her Friends. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1966. ... My Life with the Great Pianists. Grand Rapids, Mich: Baker Book House, 1992.


Author: Elizabeth Carr

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461671138

Category: Music

Page: 328

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This biography documents the unique artistry and highly unusual life of the internationally acclaimed pianist Shura Cherkassky, who, at the time of his death in 1995, was universally recognized to be among the greatest pianists in music history, and the last link to the romantic piano tradition of Chopin, Liszt and Anton Rubinstein.

Great Pianists on Piano Playing

Why was the great Liszt greater than any pianist of his time? ... and the sweet from the chalices of life, but remember, I have never stopped, and to-day I am just as keenly interested in my progress as I was many years ago as a youth.


Author: James Francis Cooke

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547027874

Category: Fiction

Page: 190

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This book presents the thoughts, musical insights, and experiences of the world's greatest pianists. It consists of 28 interviews of the greatest musicians of all times, like Godowsky, Hofmann, Lhevinne, Paderewski. In the interviews, these artists speak about piano technique, musical development, and what is required to become a virtuoso pianist.

My Life In Music

Every great artist has their own individual sound. Many pianists can play very loudly, but there's something divine about really soft playing. Pianists like Radu Lupu, Murray Perahia, András Schiff, Mitsuko Uchida, ...


Author: Fanny Waterman

Publisher: Faber Music Ltd

ISBN: 9780571590025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 152

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In 2015, its 50th anniversary year, Faber Music celebrated Dame Fanny Waterman's fundamental and vast contribution to music education with the release of her autobiography, Dame Fanny Waterman: My Life in Music. It tells the extraordinary story of one of the twentieth century's most inspirational British women. Born into an artistic family in impoverished circumstances, her prodigious musical talent and sheer determination was her passport out of hardship, leading to recognition as one of the most talented young pianists of her generation. Her emergence as a visionary teacher leads to the founding of the Leeds International Piano Competition and relationships with many internationally renowned pianists whose lives she has touched through her work. Interwoven throughout the story, Dame Fanny shares her inspirational philosophies on life, learning and music, and her compelling and utter passion for the piano.


My Life with the Great Pianists . Grand Rapids , Mich .: Baker Book House , 1992 . Moser , Andreas . Joseph Joachim , ein Lebensbild . Berlin : Verlag der deutschen Brahms - Gesellschaft , 1910 . Neugaus , G. G. ( Neuhaus , H. H. ) .


Author: Harvey Sachs

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802115799

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 525

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Illustrated with rare photographs, a biography by the author of Toscanini reveals Arthur Rubenstein's private life, including his love affairs, his rivalry with Vladimir Horowitz, and his relationships with the rich and powerful. 20,000 first printing.

My Life Recollections of a Nobel Laureate

I recognized them at once: they were the great pianist Artur Schnabel and his wife Therese Behr, ... Schnabel, one of the greatest living pianists. Can't you find something for them, and possibly also for their sons?


Author: Max Born

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317699286

Category: History

Page: 318

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In this collection of informal reminiscences, first published in 1975, Max Born has written an extraordinarily vivid account of his life and work, originally intended for his family. Ranging from his time at the University of Göttingen, where Born had his first real motivation for a professional career in science, to the period in Berlin as professor extraordinary, when he and his wife became close friends of Einstein, these anecdotes and memories chart the "heroic age of physics" from the perspective of one of its leading characters. In 1954 Born was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for his fundamental contributions to the great discovery of that cadre of superlative scientific minds – quantum theory. But his scientific research provides only one strand of this story. Born’s varied interests outside science led to many interesting experiences – some of historical importance insofar as they offer a glimpse into German society before and between the wars.

The Positive Pianist

In Photography/Politics: Two, edited by Patricia Holland, Jo Spence, and Simon Watney, 40–42. London: Comedia/Photography Workshop. Mohr, F., and E. Schaeffer. 1996. My Life with the Great Pianists. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Books.


Author: Thomas J. Parente

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199316632

Category: Music

Page: 144

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In The Positive Pianist: How Flow Can Bring Passion to Practice and Performance, author Thomas J. Parente applies the concept of flow to the practice of piano playing, demonstrating how student musicians can experience enjoyment and confidence from succeeding at something that challenges them to an engaging level. By using Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's theory of flow to musical performance, Parente shows that linking productivity and enjoyment in piano playing has a positive impact on students, motivating them to practice more in order to experience flow again; this creates optimal learning conditions for piano practicing. As the chapters progress, Parente shows students how to evaluate their own progress and offers teachers the tools to impart on their students an optimal practice method: one informed by flow. Parente argues for an objective, goal-oriented backdrop that will lead piano students to achieve greater confidence, accuracy, and musicality. The Positive Pianist draws on the author's forty years of teaching experience and research to show piano students and their teachers how to develop a productive, focused mental state when practicing the piano.