By Alfred Brendel
'This publication distils what, at my complex age, i believe capable of say approximately song, musicians, and concerns of my pianistic profession.'
Ever for the reason that Alfred Brendel bid farewell to the live performance level after six a long time of acting, he has been passing on his perception and adventure within the type of lectures, readings and master-classes. This reader for fans of the piano distils his musical and linguistic eloquence and massive wisdom, and should turn out worthy to an individual with an curiosity within the process, heritage and repertoire of the piano.
Erudite, witty, enlightening and deeply own, A Pianist's A to Z is the proper booklet for all piano fanatics, musicians and tune aficionados: not often has the device been defined in such an exciting and clever style.
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For Adorno, to choose the latter was to abd icate from responsibility for the world; it was a cowardl y way out of the demands of becoming historical under modern conditions. The choice extended from the praxis of everyday life to the praxis of the art s. In Adorno's musica maralia, it was a matter of choosing life or choosing death. If he could not acknowledge the existence of heaven, he was certain about hell; neo-classical music, jazz, Toscanini and existentialism were among th e routes to it.
The point has been 30 SOCIETY IN SONATA-FORM succinctly made by Rose Subotnik in her pioneering study of Adorno's work on Beethoven: 'The musical individual which may be identified variously with the tone , the motif, the theme, or the part for the concert instrument, is able to develop from within itself and to organise the totality of the musical work from the inner dynamics of the participating elements' (quoting Adorno) .. the principle of form through which Beethoven's second period subject asserts its freedom is that of 'developing variation' as embodied in the development and recapirulation sections of the sonata allegro in which the musical subject demonstrates its autochthony by going out from itself into the generalising world of other or object - through which it demonstrates, in other words, its freedom in objective reality .
For Adorno, it is in Beethoven's development of the sonata-allegri in his middle-period compositions - which include the great symphonies - that the very pinnacle of the bourgeois effort to reconcile individual freedom and collective constraint is achieved in the medium of art. The point has been 30 SOCIETY IN SONATA-FORM succinctly made by Rose Subotnik in her pioneering study of Adorno's work on Beethoven: 'The musical individual which may be identified variously with the tone , the motif, the theme, or the part for the concert instrument, is able to develop from within itself and to organise the totality of the musical work from the inner dynamics of the participating elements' (quoting Adorno) ..
A Pianist's A-Z: A piano lover's reader by Alfred Brendel