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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Lists with This Book. Retrieved from ” https: Brilliant teacher and beautiful writer Although his writing style is somewhat antique, his pedigree as a musician is inarguable, and I had many illuminating moments while reading this book.

Be the first to ask a question about The Art of Piano Playing. DH rated it liked it Dec 07, Amongst his pupils were Radu Lupu, Emil Gilels and Sviatoslav Richter who called him and artist of unique genius, a great teacher and friend. Quotes from The Art of Piano Heinrich Neuhaus offers practical recommendations and analysis, including advice on tone, technique, and teaching.


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Neuhaus put together a very inspiring, almost revelatory book on the loftier spiritual and intellectual aspects of playing the piano.

Review quote If you love the piano, this book is almost as important as a good edition of the Beethoven sonatas and the Well-Tempered Clavier.

Through his maternal oc he was related to Karol Szymanowski who became a lifelong friend.

A Word or Two about Rhythm, 3. Eugene Lee rated it liked it Jul 01, Albert rated it liked it May 23, Completely worth it, though.

Don’t get me wrong, if you are passionate about piano, this book is one of the best pieces of literature out there for you, and as someone who is only beginning to learn, a lot of it was too difficult and abstract for me to resonate with.

From to he was Director of the Moscow Conservatoire, a post he relinquished so as to be able to devote himself entirely to teaching. Very dense and packed with insight and wisdom; this was a project that took me the entire summer to finish. Dan rated it it was amazing Jan 25, It doesn’t go much into the actual mechanics but offers much wisdom on interpretation, performance and life in general. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of In he began teaching at the Moscow Conservatory where he helped to create the famous Moscow Central Music School for gifted children in He mentions that he does not want to write a textbook because too many have already been written.


His first solo recitals took place in Germany and Italy while studying under Godowsky, in Berlin and Vienna.

Aug 19, Steve rated it it was amazing. 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.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In addition, he also served as director of the Moscow Conservatory between and Joking apart, this is still regarded as one of the most authoritative and widely-used books on the subject: Refresh and try again.

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Neuhaus was born in the Ukraine inand though his parents were both piano teachers, he was largely self-taught. I recommend it wholeheartedly. 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 ueinrich the service of music.

Del resto, ogni tentativo in senso contrario sarebbe stato assolutamente fallimentare e avrebbe reso la lettura inutilmente pesante e priva di spessore. The composer’s creative spirit imposes on the piano rules to which it gradually conforms.

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