The Great Pianists Topics for Discussion

Harold C. Schonberg
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Identify, list and describe at least five elements involved in the development of piano playing when it began. What similar musical instruments preceded the piano? Who, what and where were the musicians then famous for playing?

Explain and discuss the significance of classicism compared to romanticism. How do they differ? Discuss why musicians played in one or another style?

Identify, list and describe at least five pianists that played in the Romantic style. How do they differ in approach and popularity?

Identify, describe and discuss differences between playing in a salon compared to playing in a concert hall.

Identify, list and describe the elements of a typical recital program. In your opinion would you attend a recital as a useful way to learn about composers and/or performing pianists? Why or why not?

Describe and discuss at least five distinctive differences between Liszt and...

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