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Lhévinne, Josef 1874-1944

Overview
Works: 256 works in 416 publications in 6 languages and 5,099 library holdings
Genres: Piano music  Toccatas  Documentary films  Biography  Art music  Arrangements (Music)  Biographical films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Author, Instrumentalist, Performer, Editor, Speaker, Musician, Other
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Most widely held works by Josef Lhévinne
Basic principles in pianoforte playing by Josef Lhévinne( Book )

31 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This little book, written at the height of his career by Josef Lhevinne, the "inward poet of the piano," is a clear statement of principles based on his lifelong experience in performance and teaching. Lhevinne was, with Rachmaninoff, Schnabel, and Hoffman, one of the great modern masters, and was the first artist invited to teach at the newly formed Julliard Graduate School of Music. Technique, through essential, must be subordinate to musical understanding. Complete knowledge of scales, apprehended not mechanically but musically; understanding of the uses of rests and silence, which Mozart considered the greatest effect in music; a feeling for rhythm and training of the ear; these are the basic elements of a thorough grounding in musicianship and are accordingly emphasized in the opening chapters. The heart of the book is devoted to the attainment of a beautiful tone. Anyone who has heard Lhevinne play or has listened to one of his recordings will know how great were his achievements in that area. The secret lay, at least in part, in the technique he called "the arm floating in air," and in the use of the wrists as natural shock absorbers. The achievement of varieties of tone, of the singing, ringing tone, of brilliancy, of delicacy, and of power are all explained in terms of a careful analysis of the ways in which the fingers, hand, wrist, arm, and indeed the whole body function in striking the keys. There are further remarks about how to get a clear staccato and an unblurred legato, about the dangers of undue emphasis on memorization and the need for variety in practicing, and special comments on the use of the pedal, which should be employed with as much precision as the keys. Throughout, specific musical examples are presented as illustrations. The author draws not only upon his own experiences and methods, but upon the examples of Anton Rubenstein and of his teacher, Safonoff, for this remarkably lucid and concise formulation of basic principles
Alexander Scriabin : the composer as pianist by Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin( )

2 editions published in 2003 and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Welte-Mignon piano : Hotel Waldhaus Sils Maria( )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rarities by Sergei Rachmaninoff( )

2 editions published in 2010 and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections( )

2 editions published in 2010 and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recital hall : encores and recital items performed by legendary pianists of the past( )

1 edition published in 2010 and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josef & Rosina Lhévinne by Josef Lhévinne( Recording )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The performing piano : amazing "live" performances by the legendary masters of the keyboard, realized on the Knabe Ampico B reproducing piano by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary masters of the piano( Recording )

6 editions published in 1963 in 3 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josef Lhevinne : master of the romantic piano by Josef Lhévinne( Recording )

4 editions published in 1970 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of Josef Lhévinne by Josef Lhévinne( Recording )

and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete recordings by Josef Lhévinne( Recording )

6 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keyboard giants of the past. Vol. 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach( Recording )

2 editions published in 1965 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Lhévinne performs in 1906( Recording )

1 edition published in 1970 and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of romantic Chopin by Frédéric Chopin( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected pieces from live and studio recordings made between 1895 and 2003 by 65 different pianists
Welte-Mignon piano rolls( Recording )

1 edition published in 2003 and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The legacy of Rosina Lhevinne by Salome Ramras Arkatov( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary film offers an intimate and compelling portrait of the life and achievements of the legendary pianist and master teacher, Rosina Lhevinne: her years of study at the Moscow Conservatory of Music, her marriage to famous pianist, Joseph Lhevinne, her devastation following her husband s death and her recovery and stunningly productive life from age 65 to 96. Recognized as one of the most remarkable women of the 20th century, Mme. Lhevinne was hailed as the greatest piano teacher in the world. Through her teaching on film, we witness her influence as a creative force that not only preserved the great 19th century Russian pianistic tradition but helped students go beyond themselves to develop their artistic individuality. We see how Mme. Lhevinne s incomparable teaching career flourished after age 65. And we hear extraordinarily beautiful performances from her solo career which began at age 75 and climaxed at age 82 when Mme. Lhevinne made her spectacular debut with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Leonard Bernstein. Through her playing, teaching, and unique personality we witness how Rosina Lhevinne brought her passion for music making and creative living to generations of students who are now among the great musicians of the world, such as John Browning, Van Cliburn, Misha Dichter, James Levine, Hiroko Nakamura, Kun Woo Paik, Daniel Pollack, Jeffrey Seigel and John Williams. Aside from musical considerations, the examination of Rosina Lhevinne s life and accomplishments is an inspiration to those who have traditionally viewed age in terms of "declining years" and diminished creative output. To those who associate bereavement of a mate with loss of identity, Mme. Lhevinne s story speaks of recovery, adaptability and newopportunities. The elderly may identify with her capability for late-in-life resourcefulness, energy and expressiveness. By focusing on one remarkable artist whose work flourished in the twilight of her life, we may enlighten society on the creative experience, the aging process and the possibilities that lie within both
The Golden age of piano virtuosi : Ampico piano rolls by Moriz Rosenthal( Recording )

2 editions published in 1966 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Basic principles in pianoforte playing
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Iosif Levin

Josef Lhévinne

Josef Lhévinne pianist

Josef Lhévinne Russisch pianist (1874-1944)

Josef Lhévinne russisch-US-amerikanischer Pianist

Josifas Levinas

Levin, Iosif A. 1874-1944

Levin, Iosif Arkad'evič 1874-1944

Lhévinne

Lhevinne, J. 1874-1944

Lhévinne, Josef

Lhévinne, Joseph

Lhévinne, Joseph 1874-1944

یوزف لوین پیانیست روسی

레빈, 조셉 1874-1944

레빈, 조제프 1874-1944

레빈, 조지프 1874-1944

ヨゼフ・レヴィーン

レヴィーン, ジョセフ

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