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As soloist, grasp type 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 success awards provided by means of 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 leisure and overall physique involvement, and pictures to lead the pianist's creativity towards expressive interpretation. Insights from the author's personal classes, interviews with Pressler, and reminiscences of greater than a hundred Pressler scholars from the previous 50 years are amassed during this textual content. Measure-by-measure classes on 23 piano masterworks through, between others, Bach, Bartók, Debussy, and Ravel in addition to transcriptions of Pressler's fingerings, hand redistributions, training guidance, musical ratings, and grasp category performances are included.

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