Author: James Rhodes
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date: 2017-02-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
"A mesmeric combination of vivid, keen, obsessive precision and raw, urgent energy.Â?? --Zoe Williams, Guardian "Thrilling and harrowing . . . Unsurpassed and unsurpassable.Â?? --Sunday Times James Rhodes's passion for music has been his lifeline--the thread that has held through a life encompassing abuse and turmoil. But whether listening to Rachmaninov on a loop as a traumatized teenager or discovering a Bach adagio while in a hospital ward, he survived his demons by encounters with musical miracles. These--along with a chance encounter with a stranger--inspired him to become the renowned concert pianist he is today. Instrumental is a memoir like no other: unapologetically candid, boldly outspoken, and surprisingly funny--shot through with a mordant wit, even in its darkest moments. A feature film adaptation of Rhodes's incredible story is now in development from Monumental Pictures and BBC Films, following a competitive bidding war involving major U.S. and U.K. companies. An impassioned tribute to the therapeutic powers of music, Instrumental also weaves in fascinating facts about how classical music actually works and about the extraordinary lives of some of the great composers. It explains why and how music has the potential to transform all of our lives.
Author: David Dubal
Publisher: Schirmer Books ; London ; Toronto : Prentice Hall International
Release Date: 1997
A thoroughly revised, updated edition of David Dubal's classic collection of interviews with famous pianists first published in 1984, this book includes all of today's leading lights, along with many luminaries no longer with us such as Glenn Gould and Vladimir Horowitz. Reviews of the first edition: "The true star of Reflections from the Keyboard is Dubal" -- Leonard Bernstein "An impressive accomplishment, full of insight!" -- Aaron Copland -- Interviews: Claudio Arrau, Emmanuel Ax, Alfred Brendel, Misha Dichter, Ruth Laredo, Murray Perahia, Peter Serkin, Andre Watts, and more
Author: Stanley Sadie
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Piano music
Mozart's Sonatas for Pianoforte are published as part of ABRSM's 'Signature' Series - a series of authoritative performing editions of standard keyboard works, prepared from original sources by leading scholars. Includes informative introductions and performance notes.
(Piano Collection). Contents: Six Preludes (Nos. V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X) * Variations sur un theme de Chopin * Suburdis (El carrer el guitarrista i el vell cavall, Gitanes, La cegueta, L'home de l'aristo) * Scenes d'Enfants * Paisajes (La fuente y la campana, El lago, Carros de Galicia) * Cancion y danza (Nos. IX, X, XI, XII) * Musica Callada (28 pieces for piano) * Fetes Lointaines (6 pieces for piano).