Piano Notes: The Hidden World of the Pianist (Paperback)
  • Piano Notes: The Hidden World of the Pianist (Paperback)

Piano Notes: The Hidden World of the Pianist (Paperback)

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Paperback 256 Pages
Published: 27/05/2004
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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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780140298635
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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