Ignaz Friedman: Romantic Master Pianist

Hardcover | June 29, 2009

byAllan Evans

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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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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 a...

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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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.3 inPublished:June 29, 2009Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253353106

ISBN - 13:9780253353108

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
1. Musical Traditions That Hide in Shellac
2. From Poland
3. "Music begins where technique leaves off"
4. 2,800 Concerts
5. From Old Russia
6. Encroaching Modernism
7. From Beethoven to Hitler
8. In Safety, Down Under
9. Exile
10. Chopin on the Nile
11. The Piano According to Tiegerman
12. The Piano According to Friedman
Appendix A: Friedman's Repertoire
Appendix B: Discography
Appendix C: Friedman's and Tiegerman's Compositions
Appendix D: Friedman's Edition of Chopin's Piano Works
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Editorial Reviews

"This book is a must read, above all, for those interested in Ignaz Friedman, and for those interested in the musical world of his time." -www.classicalmusicguide.com, September 8, 2009