The Great Pianists - Chapters XX through XXIII Summary & Analysis

Harold C. Schonberg
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Chapters XX through XXIII Summary and Analysis

Chapters XX through XXIII describes the influence of Liszt and Leschetizky on their students

Chapter XX The Lisztianers and Leschetizkianers Take Over notes the late nineteenth and early twentieth century pianists were predominantly romanticists dominated by the pupils of Liszt and Leschetizky. These pianists focused on playing Beethoven and later literature with tempo rubato, which was an ill-defined method of balanced playing where stronger emphasized notes were offset by lesser emphasized notes. Theodor Leschetizky was a Polish pianist born in 1830 and lived in Vienna. He developed the "Leschetizky system" that assigned pupils who needed more training to an assistant for a year or until they met his standards. Like Liszt, Leschetizky inspired his students, but unlike Liszt he demonstrated the effects he demanded. Leschetizky identified three elements of being a great pianist that included being...

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