The Art of Piano Playing

The Art of Piano Playing
A Scientific Approach

By George Kochevitsky Piano Book Item: 00-0068
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So many of the great pianists and teachers have come out of Poland and Russia (Rubinstein, Anton as well as Arthur, Leschetizky, Paderewski, the Lhevinnes, Gilels, Richter, and others), yet we know little about their methods of learning and teaching. George Kochevitsky in The Art of Piano Playing supplies some important sources of information previously unavailable in this country. Russian sources alone occupy four columns of his bibliography on 'History and Theory of Pianism.' Additionally there are six columns of German sources and seven columns of sources in English. From these sources, tempered by this own thinking, Kochevitsky has formulated a scientific approach that can solve most problems of piano playing and teaching. George Kochevitsky graduated in 1930 from Leningrad Conservatory and did post-graduate work at Moscow Conservatory. Coming to the U.S., he has taught privately in New York City, given a number of lectures, and written for various music periodicals.


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Contents

Title
Foreword
Preface
PART 1: HISTORICAL SURVEY OF THEORIES OF PIANO TECHNIQUE
Chapter 1: Technique Based on Fingers Alone
Chapter 2: Participation of the Arm
Chapter 3: Growing Awareness of the Role of the Mind
PART 2: THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AND PIANO PLAYING
Chapter 4: Structure and Function of the Central Nervous System
Chapter 5: Development of Motor Skill
Chapter 6: Development of Velocity
PART 3: PROBLEMS OF PIANO PLAYING AND TEACHING
Chapter 7: Esthetics and Technique
Chapter 8: Coordination and Adjustment
Chapter 9: Mental Work
Chapter 10: Stage Fright
Conclusion
Bibliography
References
Index

Additional Information

Series: The Art of Series
Author: George Kochevitsky
Instrument: Piano
Format: Book
Page Count: 80
Item Number: 00-0068
ISBN 10: 0-87487-068-2
ISBN 13: 978-0-87487-068-8
UPC: 029156218534

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