At the Piano: Interviews with 21st-Century Pianists by Caroline Benser

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 below are not just a virtuosos on their tool, well known for his or her renditions of vintage works through Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy, and Bartók, also they are devoted to advancing pianism, commissioning and acting works via residing composers in addition to revisiting and re-exploring musical chances missed by means of their predecessors. Interviewees speak with Benser approximately such issues as their first reports on the piano, the severe function performed by means of their earliest lecturers, the literature they play, the tools they like, the which means of musicianship to them, and the fun and problems of a pro occupation doing what they love.

Teachers, scholars, and beginner pianists alike will find out about new and lesser-known piano literature; newly constructed tools that experience prolonged the variety of the keyboard; the exceptional upward thrust of pianists in such international locations as China; and new examine on pianists' accidents and fit enjoying. At the Piano is written not just for the expert and non-specialist pianist but in addition for all musicians and basic song lovers.

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