Books related to music

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Heinrich Neuhaus - The Art of Piano Playing.

Post by worov » Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:08 pm

Heinrich Neuhaus - The Art of Piano Playing.

Here's the book in english : http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Y1CBQGXY
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Re: Books related to music

Post by davida march » Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:51 am

Not sure if I put this link up but it is an opinion of the 10 'best' books with pianos:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/ju ... literature
I assume this is what the thread is asking,
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Re: Books related to music

Post by WCosand » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:07 am

I cannot figure out where to post this, but someone should announce that the entire 2500 pages of the diary of William Steinway can now be read online!

http://americanhistory.si.edu/steinwayd ... lse&page=1

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Re: Books related to music

Post by worov » Tue Sep 18, 2012 8:33 pm

Does anyone have Abby Whiteside's Indispensables of Piano Playing ? I'm looking for these.

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Re: Books related to music

Post by HullandHellandHalifax » Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:04 am

Hello worov, I have that book, i will scan it for you if no-one else has it already scanned.
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Re: Books related to music

Post by HullandHellandHalifax » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:06 pm

Hi worov,
here it is, hope it proves useful.
best wishes
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Re: Books related to music

Post by Timtin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:21 am

Brian - thanks for the Whiteside. Do any of this type of book
ever cover the issue of different relative finger lengths of
different would-be and wannabe pianists?

Sibley has, yet again, come up trumps with a favourite book
of mine - J.F.Porte's portrait of the great CVS. In reality, it's
a brief review of the composer's published works. Interestingly,
the list of opuses reviewed doesn't include those written at the
end of Stanford's life, since it was written before his death.

Publication Name: Sir Charles V. Stanford, Mus. Doc., M. A., D. C. L. by John F. Porte. With a portrait of Sir Chas. Stanford and musical illustrations in the text.
URL: https://urresearch.rochester.edu/instit ... onNumber=1

Author:Porte, John, Fielder

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Re: Books related to music

Post by HullandHellandHalifax » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:10 am

Hi Tim,
in answer to your first question I really don't know, but it must be obvious that hand size and finger length are very important regarding the ability to play certain things, I must have a look through my books to see if anyone has written about this question. Obviously these physical questions bring into question all your fingered editions of music which for some people would be impossible.
Regarding Porte, I have his companion book about the music of Elgar written in 1921 which stops at Op.85. very useful and informative catalogues though.

best wishes
Brian

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Re: Books related to music

Post by Timtin » Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:09 pm

Hi Brian - much has been made ofthe 2D:4D ratio, particularly in us chaps.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digit_ratio

Very little attention, though, is ever paid to the effect of this on pianists.
This could explain why, in scales, I'll always (if poss) use the middle finger
in preference to the ring finger - despite the 'rules', and why I never pay
any attention to fingering if given in piano music. Besides, my brain cannot
process that additional information quickly enough anyway, when playing
something unfamiliar.

Regarding Elgar - I've not come across the book to which you refer, but
it's always interesting to get historical perspectives on music, as the
writer won't have been influenced by the benefit of hindsight, received
wisdom, or subsequent changes in fashion.

Bw, Tim.

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Re: Books related to music

Post by worov » Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:23 pm

Thank you very much HHH. It is indeed what I'm looking for and it is very helpful. I have Mastering Chopin Etudes and Others essays. Is anyone interested ?

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