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A Pianist Under the Influence (Kindle Single) by Jonathan Biss


“so much of what I find out about myself, i have discovered from enjoying Schumann.”
—Jonathan Biss

global famous pianist Jonathan Biss has had a unique relationship with composer Robert Schumann since he used to be a kid. Avoidentificationing conventional biography and dense songal grievance, Biss writes a transferring tribute to one of the most prone composers in magnificenceical song historical past in his second Kindle single: A Pianist underneath the affect. Bisscff0478#three9;s first Kindle single, Beethovencff0478#three9;s Shadow, has been a easiestsupplier on Amazon since its unlock in December 2011.

A Pianist underneath the affect displays on Bisscff0478#three9;s existence-long, excessive, multi-layered relationship with the composercff0478#three9;s song and historic treatment. As Biss writes from the original position of performer, pupil and fan, his single is each a private and professional love-letter to the 19th century composer.

a fascinating read for someone in the ingenious process, the one also includes an annotated audio information for readers who wish to delve additional into the material. A Pianist underneath the affect is crucial facet of Bisscff0478#three9;s 2012-201three focal point on Schumann, right through which Biss and several hand-picked collaborators will perform Schumanncff0478#three9;s work, song through his notready affects reminiscent of Beethoven, Schubert, and Purcell, and alternatives from his long listing of successors starting from Berg and Janáček to 26-yr-antique composer Timothy Andres. on the core of the challenge is four units of concert events, curated through Biss, together with series at Wigmore hall, the Concertgebouw, Carnegie hall and San Francisco Performances.

concerning the creator

Jonathan Biss has seemed with the most orchestras of North america, Europe, Asia, and Australia. widely regarded identified not only for his artistry and poetic interpretations but additionally for his deep songal interest, Biss performs a diverse repertoire starting from Mozart and Beethoven, during the Romantics to Janáček and Schoenberg as well as works through up to date composers reminiscent of Gyorgy Kurtág and together with commissions from Leon Kirchner, Lewis Spratian and Bernard Rands. Biss has a noted recording occupation. His recordings include an album of Schubert sonatas and two short Kurtág pieces that used to be named through NPR music as probably the most easiest albums of the yr. In January 2012, Onyx Classics unlockd the first CD in a 9-yr, 9-disc recording cycle of Beethovencff0478#three9;s complete sonatas. the second album of Beethoven sonatas will unlock in January 201three. Biss studied at Indiana university and at The Curtis Institute of music, the place he used to be appointed to the piano faculty in 2010.
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writer: Jonathan Bisspublisher: RosettabooksBinding: Kindle variationLanguage: EnglishPages: three9

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