Piano Notes: The Hidden World of the Pianist

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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 ...

Piano Notes: The Hidden World of the Pianist 2004, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780140298635

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Piano Notes: The Hidden World of the Pianist 2003, Allen Lane, London

ISBN-13: 9780713995220

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