Heinrich Gustaw Neuhaus was a pianist and teacher of German and Polish extraction. Part of a His piano textbook The Art of Piano Playing () is regarded as one of the most authoritative and widely used approaches to the subject. The Art of Piano Playing by Heinrich Neuhaus, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Heinrich Neuhaus The Art of Piano Playing (), In Lieu of a Preface. As for the piano, I was left to my own devices practically from the age of twelve.

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Stanislav Bunin is his grandson. He returned to Russia at the outbreak of the First World War. Be the first to ask a question about The Art of Piano Playing.

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The composer’s creative spirit imposes on the piano rules to which it gradually conforms. ElizavetgradRussian Empire. He himself was tutored by Heinrich’s father, Gustaw Neuhaus. Jun 13, Mini Mags [Margaret] rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Horovitz was one henrich his most famous pupils.

The Art of Piano Playing

Heinrich Neuhaus was, strictly speaking, self-taught, and the main formative influence on his musical development came from Felix Blumenfeld.

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Get it free here: Brilliant teacher and beautiful writer I can’t believe this book is in my hands now. Through his maternal grandmother he was related to Karol Szymanowski who became a lifelong friend. This is a definite classic on piano playing. Emil Gilels, Richter and Horowitz. From to he was Director of the Moscow Conservatoire, a post he relinquished so as to be able to devote himself entirely to teaching.


Another strong influence was his uncle, Felix Blumenfeld on the latter’s visits to his at home in the locality. Mikkel rated it it was amazing Dec 17, I gave up about a third of the way through. He has an annoying habit of constantly addressing the reader and of defending himself against imaginary critics, but other than that he writes with the strong voice of a man who has spent his whole life in the service o An interesting book by a legendary teacher who trained the likes of Vladimir Horowitz, Sviatoslav Richter, Radu Lupu, and others.

His pupils include some of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century: His first solo recitals took place in Germany and Italy while studying under Godowsky, in Berlin and Vienna.

If you find joy and value in heinric I do, please consider making a donation to support the continuance of the site. Heinrich Neuhaus offers practical recommendations and analysis, including advice on tone, technique, and teaching.

His legacy continues today — through his pupils, his grand-pupils, great-grand pupils, and through the many teachers around the world who regard his book as the most authoritative on the subject of piano playing. DH rated it liked it Dec 07, This book bears witness to his achievements as a man, musician and teacher.

It’s best used as a reference or as something to study rather than as a book to read. From the material contained in this book, he could have easily had two separate books: Stanislav NeuhausHeinrich’s son by heinnrich first wife Zinaida, who later married Pasternak inwas also a noted pianist.

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Check out the top books of playinv year on our page Best Books of There piaano no discussion topics on this book yet. He was a lifelong friend of Boris Pasternakand Osip Mandelstam expressed his admiration for Neuhaus’s playing in a poem.


Del resto, ogni tentativo in senso contrario sarebbe stato assolutamente fallimentare e avrebbe reso thhe lettura inutilmente pesante e priva di spessore. In he began teaching at the Moscow Conservatory where he helped to create the famous Moscow Central Music School for gifted children in Lorenzo rated it it was amazing Apr 08, Szymanowski and Rubinstein hastily followed Neuhaus to Florence and tracked him down to a hospital, where he was safe and recovering after cutting his wrist in a hotel.

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Great insight to the class and teachings of Professor Neuhaus. Seldom have artistic gifts been so closely matched by the qualities of selfless devotion, deep humanity, true culture and a great capacity for bestowing and winning friendship. Neuhaus is the teacher of the great pianists: Looking for beautiful books? Although his writing style fo somewhat antique, his pedigree as a musician is inarguable, and I had many illuminating moments while reading this book.

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Aug 19, Steve rated it it was amazing. His own playing was renowned for its poetic magnetism and artistic refinement. In he began teaching at the Moscow Conservatory where he was also director from to Aug 12, Isabelle rated it it was amazing.

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