By George A Kochevitsky
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 tools of studying and educating. George Kochevitsky within the artwork of Piano taking part in provides a few vital assets of knowledge formerly unavailable during this nation. Russian assets on my own occupy 4 columns of his bibliography on 'History and idea of Pianism.' also there are six columns of German assets and 7 columns of resources in English. From those resources, tempered by means of this personal considering, Kochevitsky has formulated a systematic process which can remedy such a lot difficulties of piano enjoying 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 ny urban, given a couple of lectures, and written for varied tune periodicals.
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The piano figurations are attractively varied. 53 NEW VOCAL REPERTORY I. 'In the cowslip pips I lie' The first song is marked 'Calmato'; its beautifully smooth lines are a pleasure to sing, allowing time to pinpoint particular words such as 'pips'. The singer should not breathe just because there is a rest mid-phrase: each 'p' should fall on the half-beat to keep the rhythm flowing. 'Clock-a-day' gives the singer a perfect opportunity to emphasise the consonants and make a steady ticking effect.
I 2, or Schoenberg's Das Buch der hangenden Garten, op. I 5. Szymanowski's Songs of the passionate Muezzin could illustrate a different Eastern culture, as could some of the many settings of the Indian poet, Rabindranath Tagore (Frank Bridge's settings would be stylistically suitable). English songs by Delius or Ireland could be included. Wolf or Mahler lieder would also be compatible. The songs of 2oth-century figures such as Weill or Eisler, with their dose affinities with popular culture, share the accessibility of The Exiled King.
It would be too great a shock to follow it immediately with something too lighthearted; tact and sensitivity of judgment in its placing are very important. Some English romantic music with nature imagery could be chosen to follow, or perhaps some late Faure. 12' These fluent and pleasing songs, by a composer of wide-ranging musical tastes and experiences, show great flair and an innate feeling for vocal timbre. American composers seem to excel at setting texts in a relaxed way so that they are delivered without exaggerated accents.
Art of Piano Playing: A scientific approach by George A Kochevitsky