Pianos and Pianism: Frederic Horace Clark and the Quest for Unity of Mind, Body and Universe

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Pianos and Pianism is an assessment of Clark's work and his place in the history of the development of piano technique. The central part of the book deals with his Harmonie-piano, a 2-part keyboard construction designed to be played while standing. In considerable detail, the author discusses the aspects of this twenty-five year development, the product of Clark's philosophy on technique- that the pianist's musical sensibilities should be impeded as little as possible by the physical demands of playing. Frederic Horace Clark stands in a quite isolated, but worthy, niche in the history of music and the time has come now to cast away old prejudice and remember his ideas for the benefit of all humanity.

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A brilliant revival of the ideas and the pedagogical influence of the enigmatic Frederic Horace Clark. Andres' thorough and sympathetic research convincingly places Clark's original and controversial concepts at the center of the historical development of piano playing. A remarkable addition to the field, it is also engaging reading for anyone interested in the adversities of human life. Highly recommended.--Fernando Laires, Professor of Piano, Eastman School of Music

[O]ut of the many versions of Frederic Horace Clark's life, here is a rational and wholly believable account, devoid of the many contradictions to be found in other 'versions.' To read it in all its detail is something of a revelation, but it is also an intense study of all the available details that have been put together so painstakingly and so convincingly.--From the foreword by Dr. Peter Katin, Professor, Royal College of Music, London

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Robert Andres is currently working in the Coordinating Office of Artistic Education, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal.

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