By Caroline Benser
In At the Piano: Interviews with 21st-Century Pianists, Caroline Benser explores the kaleidoscopic global of 21st-century pianism via a sequence of prolonged interviews with 8 significant pianists: Leif Ove Andsnes, Jonathan Biss, Simone Dinnerstein, Marc-André Hamelin, Stephen Hough, Steven Osborne, Yevgeny Sudbin, and Yuja Wang.
The pianists represented listed below are not just a virtuosos on their device, well known for his or her renditions of vintage works by way of Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy, and Bartók, also they are devoted to advancing pianism, commissioning and acting works by way of residing composers in addition to revisiting and re-exploring musical probabilities overlooked via their predecessors. Interviewees speak with Benser approximately such concerns as their first reviews on the piano, the severe function performed via their earliest academics, the literature they play, the tools they like, the that means of musicianship to them, and the fun and problems of a pro occupation doing what they love.
Teachers, scholars, and novice pianists alike will know about new and lesser-known piano literature; newly constructed tools that experience prolonged the variety of the keyboard; the outstanding upward thrust of pianists in such international locations as China; and new learn on pianists' accidents and fit enjoying. At the Piano is written not just for the professional and non-specialist pianist but additionally for all musicians and common track fans.