A Pianist's A-Z: A piano lover's reader by Alfred Brendel

By Alfred Brendel

'This e-book distils what, at my complex age, i believe in a position to say approximately song, musicians, and concerns of my pianistic profession.'

Ever due to the fact that Alfred Brendel bid farewell to the live performance level after six many years of acting, he has been passing on his perception and adventure within the kind of lectures, readings and master-classes. This reader for enthusiasts of the piano distils his musical and linguistic eloquence and tremendous wisdom, and may turn out priceless to someone with an curiosity within the method, heritage and repertoire of the piano.

Erudite, witty, enlightening and deeply own, A Pianist's A to Z is the right ebook for all piano fans, musicians and tune aficionados: hardly ever has the tool been defined in such an pleasing and clever style.

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The Royal Philharmonie Orchestra, which was to have accompanied the Mothers, did appear at the hall with Frank Sinatra's apparent successor, Tony Bennett, on 31 January: such a concert, commented the Financial Times, 'could augment the orehestra's funds by f:50,OOO by the sale of the video-taping throughout the world'. The Royal Philharmonie found further revenue by appearing at the Albert Hall on 22 THE MUSIC YEARBOOK 25 September with Waldo de los Rios, the Latin-American who had hit the pop charts with a cha-cha version of the first movement of Mozart's Symphony no.

O~. ~o. 810. Te•. &'9·1)4-44. &·9·14·3'2. IHI6t3~- _\~ . and the Soviet Union celebrates the centenary oJthe birth oJthe Georgian composer Paliashvili Editor's Preface This first issue of a new annual publication will, it is hoped, provide its own justification for existence. While many other aspects of British public life are so weIl served by works of current reference, the lack of a yearbook covering the field of music has hitherto been conspicuous. To be frustrated by the elusiveness or unavailability of information has been my own repeated experience both as music critic and as a teacher at the Royal Academy of Music, and I have little doubt that the experience has been shared wherever music is performed, taught or administered.

1921) on a stamp honouring the bicentenary of Stockholm's Royal Academy of Music (see photographs between pp. 36 and 31). The British postal strike, which began on 20 January, suddenly made box-offices at concert-halls and theatres much more considerate towards those wishing to book seats by telephone. Normal service was resumed on 8 March. How far the new industriallegislation on the 'closed shop' would affect musicians was not tested, but Robert Spencer, hitherto lutenist at Glyndeboume, complained in February that because of his refusal to join the Musicians' Union he had lost his engagement in the 1911 season.

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