Known as a performer of Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Elliott Carter, he has also written highly acclaimed criticism for sophisticated students and professionals. In Piano Notes, he writes for a broader audience about an old friend - the piano itself. Drawing upon a lifetime of wisdom and the accumulated lore of many great performers of the past, Rosen shows why the instrument demands such a stark combination of mental and physical prowess.
Known as a performer of Bach, Beethoven, Stravin. Readers will gather many little-known insights - from how pianists vary their posture, to how splicings and microphone placements can ruin recordings, to how the history of composition was dominated by the piano for two centuries. Stories of many great musicians abound.
Start reading Piano Notes: The Hidden World of the Pianist on your Kindle in under a minute. Regardless of one's level of experience on the piano, this book is an excellent read from a man who knows what he is talking about. It is NOT a book zeroing in on posture or breathing or "don't bang the keys" recitations or 'lectures' but rather a nitty-gritty practical tome that touches on various areas and what life with the keys is all about. The ups and the downs and all in between. Rosen believes the traditional piano recital, complete with grand piano, darkened hall, and the costumed pianist as high priest, is on the way out, largely because of the relative ease of acquiring fine recorded performances of most of the repertoire. I for one hope he's wrong.
Charles Rosen is most familiar as a writer of musicological tomes that leaven profound learning with jokes and provocations. The pianist needs "a genuine love simply of the mechanics and difficulties of playing, a physical need for contact with the keyboard". Some discussion assumes technical knowhow, and a certain US bias is undisguised
In Piano Notes, a finalist for a 2003 National Book Critics Circle Award, Charles Rosen, one of the world's most talented pianists, distills a lifetime of wisdom and lore into an unforgettable tour of the hidden world of piano playing. You'll read about how a note is produced, why a chord can move us, why the piano - "hero and villain" of tonality - has shaped the course of Western music, and why it is growing obsolete
Notes and variations. Simon Callow recognises a kindred spirit as he follows Charles Rosen's guide to the hidden world of the pianist, Piano Notes. In a sense, this book is Being a Pianist. Expect no intimate revelations or magisterial statements. His method is neither autobiographical nor polemical.
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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
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