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French Pianism: An Historical Perspective


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French Pianism: An Historical Perspective - Timbrell, Charles
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The undisputed pre-eminence of Paris as a centre of the piano world dates from the early 19th century, and the professors of the Paris Conservatoire transmitted the characteristic French style to each new generation for some 150 years. First published in 1992, this study surveys the historical development, performances practices, and pedagogical philosophies of this school of piano playing. The author studied with several proponents of the jeu perle, a French style of playing categorized by rapid, clean even passage-work, ...

French Pianism: An Historical Perspective 2006, Kahn & Averill, London

ISBN-13: 9781871082661

2nd Revised edition