The Mid Twentieth Century Concert Pianist

An English Experience Julian Hellaby. Rivarde, A. (1921), The Violin and Its
Technique as a Means to the Interpretation of Music. London: Macmillan and
Company Ltd. ... Siek, S. (2012), England's Piano Sage. London, Maryland,
Toronto ...

Author: Julian Hellaby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317037448

Category: Music

Page: 266

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In this book, Julian Hellaby presents a detailed study of English piano playing and career management as it was in the middle years of the twentieth century. Making regular comparisons with early twenty-first-century practice, the author examines career-launching mechanisms, such as auditions and competitions, and investigates available means of career sustenance, including artist management, publicity outlets, recital and concerto work, broadcasts, recordings and media reviews. Additionally, Hellaby considers whether a mid-twentieth-century school of English piano playing may be identified and, if so, whether it has lasted into the early decades of the twenty-first century. The author concludes with an appraisal of the state of English pianism in recent years and raises questions about its future. Drawing on extensive research from a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, this book is structured around case-studies of six pianists who were commencing and then developing their careers between approximately 1935 and 1970. The professional lives and playing styles of Malcolm Binns, Peter Katin, Moura Lympany, Denis Matthews, Valerie Tryon and David Wilde are examined, and telling comparisons are made between the state of affairs then and that of more recent times. Engagingly written, the book is likely to appeal to professional and amateur pianists, piano teachers, undergraduate and postgraduate music students, academics and anyone with an interest in the history of pianists, piano performance and music performance history in general.

The Macmillan Encyclopedia of Music and Musicians

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contemporary English composers . sion to Bottom ; and the quickly descending
scale pasHis writings include a handbook on Beethoven ' s piano sage for ' cellos
, suggested ...

Author: Albert Ernest Wier

Publisher: New York: The Macmillan Company

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Category: Music

Page: 2089

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A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist

Siek, Stephen. England's Piano Sage: The Life and Teachings of Tobias Matthay.
Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012. Siepmann, Jeremy. Chopin: The Reluctant
Romantic. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1995. Slenczynska, Ruth.

Author: Stephen Siek

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810888807

Category: Music

Page: 302

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A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist combines nearly four hundred entries covering classical and popular pianists, noted teachers, terminology germane to the piano’s construction, and major manufacturers—both familiar firms and outstanding, independent builders who have risen to the forefront in recent years. Speaking to the needs of the modern performer, it also includes entries on jazz and pop artists, digital pianos, and period instruments. As a resource for professionals and students, A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist is also accessible to more general readers, as all of its topics are presented in clear, readable expositions. Drawing on the most recent research of numerous specialists, author Stephen Siek emphasizes the piano's uniquely rich heritage, giving pianists a renewed appreciation for the famous artists and teachers who have shaped their art. Transcending simple alphabetical definitions, the dictionary’s careful attention both to legacy and detail make it an invaluable addition to any pianist’s library. Titles in the Dictionaries for the Modern Musician series offer novice and advanced musicians key information on the field of study and performance of a major instrument or instrument class. Unlike other encyclopedic works, contributions to this series focus primarily on the knowledge required by the contemporary musical student or performer. From quick definitions of confusing terms to in-depth overviews of history and tradition, the dictionaries are ideal references for students, professionals, and music lovers of all kinds.

The Guinness Who s who of Jazz

Author: Colin Larkin

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Category: African American musicians

Page: 446

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Disability and Music Performance

books: The shortest way to pianistic perfection and Rhythmics, dynamics, pedal
and other problems of piano playing, Dover ... Siek, S 2012, England's piano
sage: the life and teachings of Tobias Matthay, Scarecrow Press, Lanham,
Maryland.

Author: Alejandro Alberto Téllez Vargas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351612875

Category: Music

Page: 182

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Disability and Music Performance examines discriminatory social practices in music conservatoria, orchestras, music festivals and music competitions, which limit disabled people’s access to music performance at a professional level. Of particular interest are the disabling barriers that musicians with an intellectual, physical, sensory or neurological disability—or an acquired brain injury—encounter in the world of Western classical music, both as students and as professional performers. This book collects data in the form of semi-structured interviews and video and audio recordings to explore the voice, concerns and suggestions expressed by musicians with disabilities. It examines their perceptions of both inclusive and discriminatory practices in music institutions as well as the representation of, and audio-visual recordings by, key musical figures with disabilities. Its findings aim to contribute to the wellbeing of musicians with impairments by challenging disabling social practices that see them as inferior. This publication offers performers, teachers and researchers new perspectives for exploring some of the most common social dynamics in encounters between normative audiences, musicians and music critics, and musicians with disabilities. It invites the reader to recognise disability as a rightful identity category in music performance and to dismantle the disabling barriers that limit the participation of disabled people in music-making.

Adaptive Strategies for Small Handed Pianists

Memoirs of Eugenie Schumann. Translated by Marie Busch. London: William
Heinemann, 1927. Siek, Stephen. England's Piano Sage: The Life and
Teachings of Tobias Matthay. Lanhan, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2012. Snell,
Richard S. Clinical ...

Author: Lora Deahl

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190616865

Category: Music

Page: 240

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Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists brings together information from biomechanics, ergonomics, physics, anatomy, medicine, and piano pedagogy to focus on the subject of small-handedness. The first comprehensive study of its kind, the book opens with an overview of historical, anatomical, and pedagogical perspectives and redresses long-held biases concerning those who struggle at the piano because of issues with hand size. A discussion of work efficiency, the human anatomy, and the constraints of physics serves as the theoretical basis for a focused analysis of healthy movement and piano technique as they relate to small-handedness. Separate chapters deal with specific alternative approaches: redistribution, refingering, strategies to maximize reach and power, and musical solutions for technical problems. Richly illustrated with hundreds of examples from a wide range of piano repertoire, the book is an incomparable resource for piano teachers and students, written in language that is accessible to a broad audience. It balances scholastic rigor with practical experience in the field to demonstrate that the unique physical and musical needs of the small-handed can be addressed in sensitive and appropriate ways.

International Piano

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Current Biography Yearbook

He makes constant use from Olin Downes ( New York Times ) the of a dummy
keyboard while he is traveling . accolade ... behind him the United States include
: Brahm ' s Concerto Curzon sailed for England on March 18 , to a for Piano and
Orchestra in D ... of harpsichord versus piano expression all made his rendering
both a mesover the B . B . C . , Mrs . Curzon defending the sage and a monument
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The aim of Current Biography Yearbook is to provide reference librarians, students, and researchers with objective, accurate, and well-documented biographical articles about living leaders in all fields of human accomplishment. Whenever feasible, obituary notices appear for persons whose biographies have been published in Current Biography. - Publisher.

Fanfare

Solid collaboration from pianist Eric Le Sage , stable , nicely ambient , well -
detailed recording . The translation of the French text of annotation closely
resembles English , unusual in a French production . This CD is entirely a
laudable ...

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Report of the Minister of Education

A . Williams , M . A . , for Church History , English Literature , and Popular Science
; Mrs . Charlotte Morrison , Elocution ; Mr . John ... late organist of St . James '
Cathedral , Piano and Organ ; Monsieur Emile Pernet , Professor in University
and Trinity ... G . B . Sage , B . A . ( Trinity College , Toronto ) ; Drawing and
Painting ...

Author: Ontario. Department of Education

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60 Years of Recorded Jazz 1917 1977

... see there MAZIE LEROY AND BILLY BURNS Pseudonym on Oriole 298 for
Kitty Brown and Billy Higgins BILL LE SAGE ( British ) Vibes , piano , accordion
and composer . Born in London , England on January 20 , 1927 . His father was a
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Sessional Papers Legislature of the Province of Ontario

Author: Ontario. Legislative Assembly

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Link

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Laboratory using a sub - millimetre ... a COATLESS PIANIST When Alfred
Brendel , the concert pianist , completed the closing pas - sage of Mozart ' s piano
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The Pianist s Resource Guide

Author: Joseph Rezits

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Category: Piano

Page: 1491

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The Canadian Almanac and Miscellaneous Directory

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Das Wiener Klavier bis 1850

Band seines umfangreichen Werks „ L ' art du facteur d ' orgues “ beschriebenen
piano forte organisé zu sehen . Auch in England wurden diese Instrumente
gebaut ' ? ... ihm erfundenen Prellzungenmechanik . und Instrumentenmachers ,
der , sie darf es ohne Schmeiche ley sagen , in dieser Kunst seines Gleichen
suchte , das dies - fällige Gewerb nicht fort ... Ausstellungskatalog des
Mainfränkischen Museums Würzburg ( Mainfränkisches Heft Bd . 104 ) ,
Würzburg 2003 , S . 68 - 74 .

Author: Beatrix Darmstädter

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Category: Electronic book

Page: 276

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The presented book, the amplified proceedings of the symposium "Das Wiener Klavier 1850", held at Neue Burg (Vienna) in 2003 combines as regards content recent organological and biographical research, answers questions concerning the original-instrument performance of the romantic period and focuses on technological features in the making of the Viennese pianoforte. In the 2nd half of the 18th century Vienna became the European centre of production of pianofortes whereas the typical Viennese pianoforte-sound, evolved from special technological and constructional parameters, acted as a stimulant on composers and interprets. Many instrument makers - some of them originally German - working and living in Vienna contributed to this uplifting evolution with their innovative work for the Austrian Court or simply as civic craftsmen. A quite impressive amount of material about their biographies and contracts was investigated and is an integral part of the publication. With the beginning of the 19th century firms in Paris and London were of utmost importance for the pianoforte industry. Broadwood and Erard for instance in an international terrain and started an early mass-production of instruments based on the English action. Beside these instruments the Viennese pianoforte with its German action could not easily compete with. The book contains the analysis of the manufacturing techniques of the Viennese pianoforte and of the company organisations respectively the corporate structures of the comparatively small businessmen in the Austrian region and the Hapsburg Crown lands particularly with regard to the interactions between the Viennese, German and Italian workshops. Moreover the variants in aesthetic design and development of the Viennese pianofortes until the time by 1850 are pointed out and results of recent dendrochronological research of instruments preserved by renowned collections are published in this book. Der vorliegende Band ist der stark erweiterte Bericht des 2003 in dern Neuen Burg Wien abgehaltenen Symposiums "Das Wiener Klavier bis 1850". Inhaltlich verbindet diese Publikation die aktuelle organologische sowie biographische Forschung, beantwortet Fragen zur Aufführungspraxis der Romantik und diskutiert instrumentenbauliche Merkmale des Wiener Klaviers. Ab der 2.Hälfte des 18. Jhs. entwickelte sich Wien zum Zentrum ds Hammerklavierbaus, wobei der typisch wienerische Klavierklang, der aufgrund spezifischer technischer und baulicher Parameter entstand, Inspiration für Komponisten und Interpreten war. Zu dieser Entwicklung trugen vor allem die in Wien ansässigen Instrumentenmacher (Christoph, Leydecker, Moyse, Stein, Streicher etc.) bei, die für den Hof oder als bürgerliche Handwerker tätig waren und innovative Lösungen in den Klavierbau brachten und über deren Biographie Neues berichtet wird. Im frühen 19. Jh. traten neben Wien auch Paris und London mit Firmen auf, die international operierten und größere Stückzahlen auf den Markt brachten.Broadwood und Erard definierten ein neues auf der Stoßzungenmechanik basierendes Klangideal, neben dem sich die Wiener Klaviere mit ihrer Prellzungenmechanik nur schwer behaupten konnten. Im vorliegenden Band werden die fertigungstechnischen Spezifika des Wiener Klaviers sowie die Betriebsorganisation und Unternehmensstruktur der vergleichsweise kleineren Unternehmer im Raum Österreich und den Kronländern analysiert, wobei der gegenseitigen Beeinflussung der Wiener, deutschen und italienischen Werkstätten große Aufmerksamkeit zuteil wird. Weiters werden die Varianten der ästhetischen Entwicklung und des Designs der Wiener Klaviere bis 1850 aufgezeigt, sowie dendrochronologische Untersuchungsergebnisse zu den Instrumenten internationaler renommierter Sammlungen veröffentlicht.

The Journal of Education

Needlework or English or Grammar as a secondary subject , Resident £125 and
passage . B 89 , 258 ART ... Good Games a recomsage on three years '
agreement , B 89 , 259 mendation . Res . ... Pianoforte a recommendation .
Lacrosse ...

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Alfred Einstein on Music

Selected Music Criticisms Alfred Einstein, Catherine Dower, Catherine A. Dower
Gold ... Violin Doris Silbert , Piano Sage Hall - Sunday evening - November 9 ,
1941 Smith College Department of Music The viola da gamba was , in the
sixteenth ... Only at the beginning of the eighteenth century did it give way to the
violin and violoncello , first in Italy , later in Germany , and last in conservative
England .

Author: Alfred Einstein

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 306

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This collection is a tribute to the talent, teaching, and humanism of Alfred Einstein, whose scholarship and criticisms affirm his position as one of the foremost musicologists of the twentieth century. Written by a former student of Einstein's, this portrait draws on the influences and events that shaped his life and work as a Jewish scholar in pre-Nazi Germany and that necessitated his emigration to the United States. Dower provides more than one hundred examples of his criticisms that document the music of Germany and the United States in the second quarter of this century and that demonstrate the art of music criticism at its best. Included is a chronology that is based on information provided by Einstein's daughter, Eva. Her insight into her father's personal life is combined with Catherine Dower's careful chronological documentation of Einstein's professional endeavors, provide a unique evaluation of a critic whose research produced valuable musical discoveries and whose writings always recognized the important relationship between music and its cultural background. The study affords further access to Einstein's writings by identifying the locations of Einstein collections in numerous libraries throughout the United States.

Dictionary Catalog of the Music Collection

Author: New York Public Library. Reference Department

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Catalog of Copyright Entries Third Series

Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office

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Category: Copyright

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Includes index.