Hamilton dissects the oft invoked myth of a 'Great Tradition' or Golden Age of pianism. He then goes on to discuss the performance style great pianists, from Liszt to Paderewski, and delves into the far from inevitable development of the piano recital.
Contents; List of Figures and Music Examples; ONE: Great Tradition, Grand Manner, Golden Age; TWO: Creating the Solo Recital; THREE: With Due Respect; FOUR: A Suitable Prelude; FIVE: A Singing Tone; SIX: The Letter of the Score; SEVEN: Lisztiana; EIGHT: Postlude: Post-Liszt; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
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