Basic Principles in Pianoforte Playing
Written at the height of his career, this little book by the "inward poet of the piano" is a clear statement of principles based on his lifelong experience in performance and teaching. The heart of the guide is devoted to the attainment of a beautiful tone, and specific musical examples are presented as illustrations throughout.
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