Ignaz Friedman: Romantic Master Pianist (Google eBook)

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Indiana University Press, Jun 29, 2009 - Music - 416 pages
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Allan Evans's groundbreaking biography of Ignaz Friedman gives the reader the behind and the between of the life and career of this extraordinary pianist. Friedman's repertory emphasized the major works of Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, and Brahms, but he was perhaps best known for his interpretation of the Chopin mazurkas, which by all accounts he played with the same rhythmic nuance as their composer. Evans examines Friedman's life as a cultured Jewish musician from Poland; his studies in Leipzig and Vienna; his marriage to Manya Schidlowsky -- a Russian countess and relative of Tolstoy; and his performing career, teaching, and retirement in Australia.

  

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Contents

1 Musical Traditions That Hide in Shellac
1
2 From Poland
9
3 Music begins where technique leaves off
28
4 2800 Concerts
51
5 From Old Russia
78
6 Encroaching Modernism
90
7 From Beethoven to Hitler
119
8 In Safety Down Under
176
11 The Piano According to Tiegerman
239
12 The Piano According to Friedman
250
Friedmans Repertoire
325
Discography
337
Friedmans and Tiegermans Compositions
347
Friedmans Edition of Chopins Piano Works
355
Notes
359
Bibliography
377

9 Exile
199
10 Chopin on the Nile
217

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About the author (2009)

Allan Evans is the founder of Arbiter of Cultural Traditions and has published more than 150 recordings by historic interpreters. He is editor (with Mark Mitchell) of Moriz Rosenthal in Word and Music: A Legacy of the Nineteenth Century (IUP, 2005). Evans teaches at the Mannes College of Music, New York. He lives in New York.

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