The Mastery of Music: Ten Keys to Musical Excellence

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Macmillan, 2003 - Music - 293 pages
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From the author of the bestselling Inner Game of Music, this book examines the ten key qualities that the greatest performers share.

Aimed at musicians and teachers at every level, as well as non-musicians who want an insight into how musicians work, it looks at the qualities that define great musicians, which are often associated with their instruments - woodwind players and discipline, trumpeters and confidence, cellists and passion, orchestras and communication - and how these 'soul characteristics' can be brought together to create great music...

Barry Green has interviewed a vast range of leading musicians in the US and UK, from Evelyn Glennie, Frederica von Stade, Sir Thomas Allen and Peter Maxwell Davis to Celia Nicklin, Dave Brubeck and Joshua Bell, among many others. The result is both an inspiring and thought-provoking but also practical book which musicians everywhere will find invaluable.

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