The Composer’s Landscape (Book)

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The Composer’s Landscape: The Pianist as Explorer
Interpreting the Scores of Eight Masters (Book)
by Carol Montparker

Derived from a popular series of lecture-recitals presented over the past several years  by Carol  Montparker acclaimed author, performing pianist and respected journalist, The Composer's Landscape features eight insightful essays on the piano repertoire of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Chopin and Mendelssohn.

The author uses landscape as a metaphor for the score, whether it be a well-tended garden of Mozart or the thorny thickets on a Schumann piece – the topographical peaks and valleys, the circuitous melodic lines, the thoroughfares where all the voices convene.

As an actively performing pianist, lecturer, teacher, music journalist, and author of six other books on music, Montparker has the experience and understanding to guide readers through these issues while elucidating the finer points.  Woven into her text are excerpts of interviews with numerous world-renowned pianists ranging from Alfred Brendel to André Watts.

This book also includes images from original autograph manuscripts and a CD of Montparker performing selections by composers portrayed in the book.

  • Release Date: September 1, 2014
  • Hardcover: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Amadeus Press
  • Language: English

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