At the Piano: Interviews with 21st-Century Pianists

At the Piano: Interviews with 21st-Century Pianists


In At the Piano: Interviews with 21st-Century Pianists, Caroline Benser explores the kaleidoscopic global of twenty-first-century pianism via a chain of prolonged interviews with 8 significant pianists: Leif Ove Andsnes, Jonathan Biss, Simone Dinnerstein, Marc-André Hamelin, Stephen Hough, Steven Osborne, Yevgeny Sudbin, and Yuja Wang.

The pianists represented listed here are not just a virtuosos on their software, well known for his or her renditions of vintage works via Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy, and Bartók, also they are devoted to advancing pianism, commissioning and acting works by means of residing composers in addition to revisiting and re-exploring musical percentages ignored through their predecessors. Interviewees speak with Benser approximately such issues as their first reports on the piano, the severe position performed through their earliest lecturers, the literature they play, the tools they like, the which means of musicianship to them, and the fun and problems of a pro occupation doing what they love.

Teachers, scholars, and novice pianists alike will know about new and lesser-known piano literature; newly built tools that experience prolonged the variety of the keyboard; the outstanding upward thrust of pianists in such international locations as China; and new examine on pianists' accidents and fit enjoying. At the Piano is written not just for the professional and non-specialist pianist but additionally for all musicians and basic tune lovers.

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