Beethoven the Pianist by Tilman Skowroneck

Beethoven the Pianist Hardcover May 13 2010

By Tilman Skowroneck
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The widely held belief that Beethoven was a rough pianist, impatient with his instruments, is not altogether accurate: it is influenced by anecdotes dating from when deafness had begun to impair his playing. Presenting a detailed biography of Beethoven's formative years, this book reviews the composer's early career, outlining how he was influenced by teachers, theorists and instruments. Skowroneck describes the development and decline of Beethoven's pianism, and pays special attention to early pianos, their construction and their importance for Beethoven and the modern pianist. The book also includes discussions of legato and Beethoven's trills, and a complete annotated review of eyewitnesses' reports about his playing. Skowroneck presents a revised picture of Beethoven which traces his development from an impetuous young musician into a virtuoso in command of many musical resources.

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Product Details

Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publication date
May 13 2010
Language
English
Pages
286
ISBN-13
9780521119597
ISBN-10
0521119596
Weight
660g
Dimensions
174.0mm x 247.0mm