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Menahem Pressler: Artistry in Piano Teaching epub

by William Brown


Menahem Pressler: Artistry in Piano Teaching epub

ISBN: 025335241X

ISBN13: 978-0253352415

Author: William Brown

Category: Photo

Subcategory: Music

Language: English

Publisher: Indiana University Press; 1 edition (December 3, 2008)

Pages: 328 pages

ePUB book: 1625 kb

FB2 book: 1826 kb

Rating: 4.9

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Brown's Menahem Pressler allows us to gain a unique perspective on the contributions of this extraordinary man and the impact he has had on the lives and music making of so many. February 1, 2010 (Clavier Companion).

Brown's Menahem Pressler allows us to gain a unique perspective on the contributions of this extraordinary man and the impact he has had on the lives and music making of so many. This book offers an invaluable insight into the world of this outstanding musician and his teaching. July 1, 2009 (American Music Teacher). This is a loving paean to Pressler (b. 1923) written by a former student with a wealth of input from other former students.

Home Browse Books Book details, Menahem Pressler: Artistry in Piano Teaching. Menahem Pressler: Artistry in Piano Teaching. Brown presents Pressler's approach to performance and teaching, including technical exercises, principles of relaxation and total body involvement, and images to guide the pianist's creativity toward expressive interpretation. Insights from the author's own lessons, interviews with Pressler, and recollections of more than 100 Pressler students from the past 50 years are gathered in this text.

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Menahem Pressler was born on December 16, 1923, in Magdeburg, Germany.

Book Description: As soloist, master class teacher, and pianist of the world-renowned Beaux Arts Trio, Menahem Pressler can boast of four Grammy nominations, three honorary doctorates, more than 80 recordings, and lifetime achievement awards presented by France, Germany, and Israel. Former Pressler student William Brown traces the master's pianistic development through Rudiakov, Kestenberg, Vengerova, Casadesus, Petri, and Steuermann, blending techniques and traditions derived from Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and J. S. Bach. Menahem Pressler was born on December 16, 1923, in Magdeburg, Germany.

Menahem Pressler: Artistry in Piano Teaching.

Menahem Pressler is a world-renowned piano soloist, master class teacher, and member of the acclaimed Beaux Arts Trio. Ravel, Franz Schubert, and Robert Schumann. With over 200 musical examples and measure-by-measure lessons on masterpieces of the piano repertoire as well as instructions on phrasing, fingering, imagery, dynamic contrasts, pianistic touches, articulation, and practice drills, pianists of all levels will benefit from Pressler’s expertise. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Former Pressler student William Brown traces the master's pianistic development .

Former Pressler student William Brown traces the master's pianistic development through Rudiakov, Kestenberg, Vengerova, Casadesus, Petri, and Steuermann, blending techniques and traditions derived from Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and J.

Brown presents Pressler's approach to performance and teaching, including technical exercises, principles of relaxation and total body involvement, and images to guide the pianist's creativity toward expressive interpretation.

English (UK) · Русский · Українська · Suomi · Español. Timothy Brown, composer.

As soloist, master class teacher, and pianist of the world-renowned Beaux Arts Trio, Menahem Pressler can boast of four Grammy nominations, three honorary doctorates, more than 80 recordings, and lifetime achievement awards presented by France, Germany, and Israel. Former Pressler student William Brown traces the master's pianistic development through Rudiakov, Kestenberg, Vengerova, Casadesus, Petri, and Steuermann, blending techniques and traditions derived from Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and J. S. Bach.

Brown presents Pressler's approach to performance and teaching, including technical exercises, principles of relaxation and total body involvement, and images to guide the pianist's creativity toward expressive interpretation. Insights from the author's own lessons, interviews with Pressler, and recollections of more than 100 Pressler students from the past 50 years are gathered in this text. Measure-by-measure lessons on 23 piano masterworks by, among others, Bach, Bartók, Debussy, and Ravel as well as transcriptions of Pressler's fingerings, hand redistributions, practicing guidelines, musical scores, and master class performances are included.

This is a wonderful story about a great artist, which shares his own insights about music and teaching piano. I highly recommended to all who love classical music.
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Such a good book!
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This book gives a wonderful portrait of the esteemed and beloved pianist, Menahem Pressler, from the biographical background in the first part to very detailed suggestions to students in many major piano pieces. The comments from his past students also show what an impact he has made on their lives and careers. It is a must for any pianist, and others who love the piano!
Shares wonderful moments about a very gentle man and superb teacher. Part Two: The Music: Transcripts of Lessons and Master Classes, invaluable to those serious about the piano and playing. Captures the human prespective of both teacher and students whether at the Van Cliburn School, the Adamant Music School in Vermnot, or with the Beaux Arts Trio. Teachings are broken down by composer and piece. Very helpful.
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The main part of the book is Pressler's biography (the other part I discuss below). Trust me, when there are thousands of biographies out there, don't waste your time with this one. I can sum up the life in a few sentences, and its not that special. Pressler came from another country to the US, and he had some teachers who was important to him, a teacher that was tough, a teacher important to Pressler's perspective on composer X, blah blah blah I've heard the same story from many pianists. The man won the Debussy competition and his career skyrocketed (again heard this one before???). He taught at Indiana University for a while, and now he tours and does masterclasses and is part of a celebrated trio called the Beaux Arts Trio. There, I saved you some money on this book, go buy yourself dinner.

Menahem Presller is one of the pianists who has been put on the pedestal. I will admit he is one of the better piano teachers, I have personally sat in on his masterclasses and I learned a lot. However as a pianist, he is just like all the other great pianists out there today who can play all the great works beautifully. He is noted for have recorded (or performed) a large part of the piano trio repertoire, but outside of his teaching ability, this is just one pianist in a world today when thousands of pianists can play at his level.

If you are a pianist, there is a fair section in the back of the book that contains transcripts of Pressler's masterclasses covering some of the important works in the piano repertoire. This is somewhat helpful (but barely), and perhaps the only good part of this book. However definitely do NOT buy this book just for this section, as there are only a few pages dedicated to each work (although all the works are broken down by section with comments on particular measures and this was somewhat thorough). Perhaps if you decide to play multiple works that are included in this book, then this book may have some value to you.