As soloist, grasp category instructor, and pianist of the world-renowned Beaux Arts Trio, Menahem Pressler can boast of 4 Grammy nominations, 3 honorary doctorates, greater than eighty recordings, and lifelong fulfillment awards provided through France, Germany, and Israel. Former Pressler pupil William Brown strains the master's pianistic improvement via Rudiakov, Kestenberg, Vengerova, Casadesus, Petri, and Steuermann, mixing recommendations and traditions derived from Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, and J. S. Bach.
Brown provides Pressler's method of functionality and instructing, together with technical routines, ideas of rest and overall physique involvement, and photographs to lead the pianist's creativity towards expressive interpretation. Insights from the author's personal classes, interviews with Pressler, and memories of greater than a hundred Pressler scholars from the earlier 50 years are accrued during this textual content. Measure-by-measure classes on 23 piano masterworks via, between others, Bach, Bartók, Debussy, and Ravel in addition to transcriptions of Pressler's fingerings, hand redistributions, working towards directions, musical ratings, and grasp classification performances are included.
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