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Paperback. Pub the Date: May. 2004 Pages: 256 in Publisher by: Penguin In the this eloquent. intimate exploration of the delights and demands of the piano. world-renowned concert pianist and music writer Charles Rosen draws on a lifetime's wisdom to consider every aspect of the instrument: from what makes a beautiful sound to suffering from stage fright. from the physical challenges of playing to tales of great musicians. including Vladimir Horowitz's recording tricks. Rachmaninov's hands and why Artur Rubenstein applied hairspray to the keys. Gracefully blending anecdote. history . expertise and memoir. Piano Notes will enchant anyone with a passion for music.

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In this eloquent, intimate exploration of the delights and demands of the piano, world-renowned concert pianist and music writer Charles Rosen draws on a lifetime's wisdom to consider every aspect of the instrument: from what makes a beautiful sound to suffering from stage fright, from the physical challenges of playing to tales of great musicians, including Vladimir Horowitz's recording tricks, Rachmaninov's hands and why Artur Rubenstein applied hairspray to the keys. Gracefully blending anecdote, history, expertise and memoir, Piano Notes will enchant anyone with a passion for music.

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"The Economist"Rosen brings all of his experience as one of the most intellectually rigorous pianists and brilliant music historians alive today to this wide-ranging and approachable book.

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