The Great Pianists - Chapters XXX through XXXII Summary & Analysis

Harold C. Schonberg
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Chapters XXX through XXXII Summary and Analysis

Chapters XXX through XXXII describes the influence of other great pianists who influenced the historical development of piano playing.

Chapter XXX Some Headliners of the Day profiles Harold Bauer who was one of the few great pianists that was not a child piano prodigy. Born in 1873, he learned to read music and play piano without a teacher. He played violin as a child prodigy when Paderewski discovered him at twenty playing piano. Bauer credited his piano interest to the dancer Isadora Duncan who translated music into motion with dance. Bauer translated motion with piano technique into music and became an accomplished pianist by 1900 at his American debut. He considered composer marking "superficially related to the music" and after consulting with composers found it of little benefit. He was fully a modernist as shown by his...

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