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By Grigory Kogan,Svetlana Belsky

Ferruccio Busoni is most generally recognized at the present time because the composer of such works because the moment Violin Sonata, the incidental song for Gozzi's Turandot, and the main huge piano concerto within the repertory (some 80 mins lengthy, with male refrain within the finale). yet Busoni was once additionally well known in his day as an writer and pedagogue and, such a lot specifically, as a pianist. Busoni's recordings of items by way of Chopin and Liszt -- and of his personal preparations of keyboard works via Bach and Beethoven -- are a lot prized and studied at the present time by way of connoisseurs of piano enjoying. but even his most vital biographers have forged just a cursory look on the pianistic point of Busoni's attention-grabbing career.
Grigory Kogan's e-book Busoni as Pianist (published in Russian in 1964, and the following translated for the 1st time) was once and is still the 1st and merely examine to pay attention solely on Busoni's contributions to the realm of the piano. Busoni as Pianist summarizes experiences of Busoni's enjoying and his personal writings at the topic. It additionally heavily analyzes the surviving piano roles and recordings, and examines Busoni's variations, preparations, and pedagogical output. As such, will probably be of curiosity to pianists, lecturers and scholars of the piano, historians, and all who love piano track and the paintings of piano taking part in.

Grigory Kogan (1901-1979) used to be a number one Soviet pianist and track critic. A conservatory professor on the age of twenty-one, Kogan created the first-ever path in Russia facing the background and conception of pianism. via his really good lectures, his live performance performances, and his many books, articles, and stories, Kogan encouraged a whole iteration of Soviet pianists.

Svetlana Belsky is a instructor and performer, and is coordinator of Piano experiences on the college of Chicago.

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