Piano Lessons from Masters of the Grand Style: From the Golden Age of Etude Magazine (1913-1940)

Piano Lessons from Masters of the Grand Style: From the Golden Age of Etude Magazine (1913-1940)

by Jeffrey Johnson (Editor)


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Published from 1883 to 1957, The Etude Music Magazine read like a diary of the emerging American musical community. During this period, it featured a series of "Master-Lessons" by noted piano virtuosi. Originally intended to provide world-class teaching to a public that otherwise could not afford such lessons, the series became a valuable record of professional performance practice, offering a rare and unique glimpse of piano teaching in the first decades of the century. Among the chapters in this collection are master-lessons on Paderewski's Minuet in G, Chopin's Military Polonaise, Grieg's Norwegian Bridal Procession, Mendelssohn's Scherzo, and Beethoven's Pathétique Sonata. Authors include such piano masters as Wilhelm Bachaus, Percy Grainger, Edwin Hughes, and Mark Hambourg. Compiled in a format that preserves its original layout and style, this collection is indispensable to piano teachers and students and of the greatest interest to the growing number of piano literature and performance practice classes taught at the university level.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486424248
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 02/05/2003
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.90(w) x 11.70(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

An active conductor, composer, and author, Dr. Jeffrey Johnson is currently Chair of the Music Program at the University of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Pianists in this Edition in Contemporary Accountsvi
Beethoven, Contradance [No. 1] in C Major: Lesson by Mark Hambourg, December 19381
Beethoven, Sonata Pathetique, Op. 13, Movement I: Lesson by Wilhelm Bachaus, October 19266
Brahms, Ballade, Op. 10, No. 1: Lesson by Mark Hambourg, November 1938. (Classes with Hans von Bulow Harriette Brower)15
Brahms, Hungarian Dance, No. 6: Lesson by Maurice Dumesnil, October 193919
Chaminade, Autumn, Op. 35: Lesson by Cecile Chaminade, December 193023
Chopin, Etude, Op. 25, No. 1: Lesson by Isidor Philipp, May 1931. (Piano Lessons with Camille Saint-Saens, Isidor Philipp)27
Chopin, Nocturne in F-Sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 2: Lesson by Mark Hambourg, September 193532
Chopin, Polonaise in A Major, Op. 40, No. 1: Lesson by Sigismund Stojowski, February 192638
Chopin, Polonaise in A-Flat Major, Op. 53: Lesson by Mark Hambourg, December 192843
Dovrak, Slavonic Dance, Op. 72, No. 10: Lesson by Mark Hambourg, March 193350
Grieg, Norwegian Bridal Procession, Op. 19, No. 2: Lesson by Percy Grainger, November 192054
Liszt, Liebestraum, No. 3: Lesson by Mark Hambourg, April 1926. (Too much Reserve, Mark Hambourg)62
MacDowell, Witches' Dance, Op. 17, No. 2: Lesson by [Mrs.] Marion MacDowell, December 1922. (Notes on American Music, Walter Spry)68
Mendelssohn, Venetian Boat-Song, Op. 62, No. 5: Lesson by Victor Biart, March 192674
Mendelssohn, Spinning Song, Op. 67, No. 4: Lesson by Sigismund Stojowski, November 191678
Mozart, Fantasia in D Minor: Lesson by John Orth, May 1914. (How I Gave My First Lesson John Orth)84
Paderewski, Minuet a l'Antique, Op. 14, No. 1: Lesson by John Ross Frampton, December 192389
Rubinstein, Barcarolle, Op. 30, No. 1: Lesson by Sigismund Stojowski, January 191394
Schubert/Liszt, Hark, Hark, the Lark: Lesson by Sigismund Stojowski, February 1914. (Revealing the Composer's Hidden Meaning, Stojowski)99
Schubert, Moment Musical, Op. 94, No. 3: Lesson by Sigismund Stojowski, April 1913105
Schumann, Novellette, Op. 21, No. 1: Lesson by Arthur Foote, October 1928108
Schumann, Traumerei, Op. 15, No. 7: Lesson by Clayton Johns, April 1924114
Wagner/Liszt, Senta's Ballad [from The Flying Dutchman]: Lesson by Mark Hambourg, December 1929117

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