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By Caroline Benser

In At the Piano: Interviews with 21st-Century Pianists, Caroline Benser explores the kaleidoscopic international of twenty-first-century pianism via a chain of prolonged interviews with 8 significant pianists: Leif Ove Andsnes, Jonathan Biss, Simone Dinnerstein, Marc-André Hamelin, Stephen Hough, Steven Osborne, Yevgeny Sudbin, and Yuja Wang.

The pianists represented listed here are not just a virtuosos on their device, popular for his or her renditions of vintage works by means of Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy, and Bartók, also they are devoted to advancing pianism, commissioning and appearing works by way of residing composers in addition to revisiting and re-exploring musical percentages ignored via their predecessors. Interviewees speak with Benser approximately such issues as their first reports on the piano, the serious position performed by way of their earliest academics, the literature they play, the tools they like, the that means of musicianship to them, and the fun and problems of a pro profession doing what they love.

Teachers, scholars, and novice pianists alike will know about new and lesser-known piano literature; newly constructed tools that experience prolonged the variety of the keyboard; the outstanding upward push of pianists in such nations as China; and new examine on pianists' accidents and fit taking part in. At the Piano is written not just for the professional and non-specialist pianist but additionally for all musicians and common tune lovers.

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