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Lhévinne, Josef 1874-1944

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Works: 249 works in 395 publications in 6 languages and 5,003 library holdings
Roles: Author, Instrumentalist, Performer, Editor, Speaker, Musician
Classifications: M20, 786.2
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Most widely held works by Josef Lhévinne
Basic principles in pianoforte playing by Josef Lhévinne( Book )

30 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 937 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 Hofmann, one of the great modern masters, and was the first artist invited to teach at the newly formed Juilliard Graduate School of Music. Technique, though 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 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 experience and methods, but upon the examples of Anton Rubinstein and of his teacher, Safonoff, for this remarkably lucid and concise formulation of basic principles. Unabridged, slightly revised republication of the original (1924) edition. -- from back cover
Alexander Scriabin : the composer as pianist by Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin( )

2 editions published in 2003 and held by 256 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 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rarities by Sergei Rachmaninoff( )

2 editions published in 2010 and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections( )

2 editions published in 2010 and held by 212 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 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keyboard giants of the past( Recording )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1966 and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josef & Rosina Lhévinne by Josef Lhévinne( Recording )

7 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 203 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 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legendary masters of the piano( Recording )

4 editions published in 1963 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 106 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 Golden age of piano virtuosi : Ampico piano rolls( Recording )

2 editions published in 1966 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Art of Josef Lhévinne by Josef Lhévinne( Recording )

and held by 76 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

The complete recordings by Josef Lhévinne( Recording )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Lhévinne performs in 1906( Recording )

1 edition published in 1970 and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of romantic Chopin by Frédéric Chopin( Recording )

1 edition published in 2010 and held by 36 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 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josef Lhévinne concert I-II( Recording )

in No Linguistic content and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Basic principles in pianoforte playing
Alternative Names
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

Lhevinne, J. 1874-1944

Lhévinne, Josef

Lhévinne, Joseph

Lhévinne, Joseph 1874-1944

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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