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The Great Pianists
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date June 1, 1987
Binding Paperback
Edition Rev upd
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780671638375
ISBN-10 0671638378
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.60 lbs.
Original list price $22.00
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Surveys the careers and personalities of the great pianists from Clementi and Mozart to the present day
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From Mozart’s fabulous legato that “flowed like oil” to Beethoven’s oceanlike surge, from Clara Schumann’s touch “sharp as a pencil sketch” to Rubinstein’s volcanic and sensual playing, The Great Pianists brings to life the brilliant, stylish, and sometimes eccentric personalities, methods, and technical peculiarities of history’s greatest pianists.

Pulitzer Prize–winning critic and author Harold C. Schonberg presents vivid accounts of the artists’ performances, styles, and even their personal lives and quirky characteristics— such as Mozart’s intense competition with Clementi, Lizst’s magnetic effect on women (when he played, ladies flung their jewels on stage), and Gottschalk’s persistent nailbiting, which left the keys covered with blood.

Including profiles of Horowitz and Van Cliburn, among others, and chapters detailing the playing and careers of such modern pianists as de Larrocha, Ashkenazy, Gilels, Gould, Brendel, Bolet, Gutierrez, and Watts, The Great Pianists is a comprehensive and fascinating look at legendary performers past and present.

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Rev upd edition from Simon & Schuster (June 1, 1987)
9780671638375 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Surveys the careers and personalities of the great pianists from Clementi and Mozart to the present day

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