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 Post subject: In search of a gift
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 1:23 pm 
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Dear friends,

I feel like an intruder since unfortunately I am no pianist. I hope I'll get a free pass from you for adoring the piano and having a tiny obsession for Franz Liszt.

I am searching for a present to buy to a friend who has helped me enormously on piano issues for my novel, but refused to accept any payment for the hard work he put into the project. He is a professor at our Music Academy (in Montenegro, former Yugoslavia) and loves to read.

Is there a book (better if pricey) that every pianist should love to own, either on music history, or technique, or any other aspect of piano playing?

Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: In search of a gift
PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:29 pm 
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Give him a written Acknowledgment in your book. That is more valuable. Good luck!

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 Post subject: Re: In search of a gift
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:03 pm 
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I already did.
But I would also like to get him a gift.


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 Post subject: Re: In search of a gift
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:29 am 
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But for the endless stream of biographies of composers, there is one really good book about piano technique.

It is named "Fundamentals of Piano Practise" and is written by Chuan C Chang. Located at Amazon on this link: http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Pian ... 755&sr=8-1

By far the best book I have ever read about piano technique!

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 Post subject: Re: In search of a gift
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:09 pm 
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Don't forget about Physiological Mechanics of Piano Technique (1929) by Otto Ortmann. Unfortunately it would need to be purchased used and at a premium! Amazon shows a good-used at $75, a very-good-used at $300 and a like-new-used at $415! Ebay may have other. This is a very scientific, anatomic and physiologic study; certainly not for everyone.

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 Post subject: Re: In search of a gift
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:11 am 
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Thank you for your suggestions, they are wonderful. The one from musical-md is more what I need because I can't spend only 20 euros on this. My price range was between 100 and 150, but I wouldn't spend more either.


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 Post subject: Re: In search of a gift
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:07 pm 
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musical-md wrote:
Don't forget about Physiological Mechanics of Piano Technique (1929) by Otto Ortmann. Unfortunately it would need to be purchased used and at a premium! Amazon shows a good-used at $75, a very-good-used at $300 and a like-new-used at $415! Ebay may have other. This is a very scientific, anatomic and physiologic study; certainly not for everyone.

I didn't know about this and I got curious. I may get one myself.

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 Post subject: Re: In search of a gift
PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:09 pm 
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robert wrote:
But for the endless stream of biographies of composers, there is one really good book about piano technique.

It is named "Fundamentals of Piano Practise" and is written by Chuan C Chang. Located at Amazon on this link: http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Pian ... 755&sr=8-1

By far the best book I have ever read about piano technique!


I would have to agree with Robert on this.


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 Post subject: Re: In search of a gift
PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:16 am 
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Topic bump. There is no point in replying to a 2+ year old post.

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 Post subject: Re: In search of a gift
PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:40 pm 
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musical-md wrote:
Don't forget about Physiological Mechanics of Piano Technique (1929) by Otto Ortmann. Unfortunately it would need to be purchased used and at a premium! Amazon shows a good-used at $75, a very-good-used at $300 and a like-new-used at $415! Ebay may have other. This is a very scientific, anatomic and physiologic study; certainly not for everyone.


Amazon now has this listed at $48 - used paperback


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 Post subject: Re: In search of a gift
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techneut wrote:
Topic bump. There is no point in replying to a 2+ year old post.


On other forums I've seen what you might call a "lingering interest" effect where info submitted after a long time gap was still of interest. However, I will try to keep my replies to only current posts in the future. :)


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