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By George A Kochevitsky

ISBN-10: 0874870682

ISBN-13: 9780874870688

Such a lot of of the nice pianists and lecturers have pop out of Poland and Russia (Rubinstein, Anton in addition to Arthur, Leschetizky, Paderewski, the Lhevinnes, Gilels, Richter, and others), but we all know little approximately their equipment of studying and instructing. George Kochevitsky within the artwork of Piano enjoying provides a few very important resources of data formerly unavailable during this kingdom. Russian resources by myself occupy 4 columns of his bibliography on 'History and thought of Pianism.' also there are six columns of German resources and 7 columns of assets in English. From those resources, tempered by means of this personal pondering, Kochevitsky has formulated a systematic procedure which may remedy so much difficulties of piano taking part in and educating. George Kochevitsky graduated in 1930 from Leningrad Conservatory and did post-graduate paintings at Moscow Conservatory. Coming to the united states, he has taught privately in manhattan urban, given a couple of lectures, and written for numerous tune periodicals.

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In about  pages, the journeymen described and priced almost every step in making four kinds of pianos: two types of squares (plain and German) and two upright or cabinet pianos. No grand pianos are priced, which might suggest that few were being made. All men were required to work by the piece, except those with functions like “Fly-Finishing,” on which workers were not to work more than ten hours a day. The journeymen were to furnish their own candlelight. No prices are given for tuning and regulating; according to statistical wage data from  to  about the Steinway workers, tuning and regulating were higher paid than the other functions listed in the Book of Prices.

In that way sales of music, as of instruments, promoted ticket sales. 16 Music for the piano likewise came in domestic and concert varieties, or amateur and professional varieties — not necessarily the same distinction. But the boundaries existed to be crossed.   to s 01 Piano NB, int,ch1,2 p1-63 1/25/02 11:11 AM Page 23 Amateur players filled the concert halls to hear the professional players, and although in one sense the amateurs might have needed a distinct repertory of music to play, suited to their own level of competence, in another sense they might have wanted to play — or at least try to play — the music that they had heard performed in concerts.

Pohlmann, whose instruments were very inferior in tone, fabricated an almost infinite number for such as Zumpe was unable to supply. 12 In the s other craftsmen, many of them German immigrants, set up shop in London in response to the growing demand for pianos. In  another maker of German origin, John Behrent, placed an advertisement in the Philadelphia papers that is probably the earliest known announcement of a piano made in America. 15 The Chance Trade probably included newly middle-class parents and daughters eager to emulate a more refined style of life.

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