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  1. Xenia

    Xenia New Member

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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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    Give him a written Acknowledgment in your book. That is more valuable. Good luck!
     
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    I already did.
    But I would also like to get him a gift.
     
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    robert New Member Piano Society Artist

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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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    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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    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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    I didn't know about this and I got curious. I may get one myself.
     
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    I would have to agree with Robert on this.
     
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    Topic bump. There is no point in replying to a 2+ year old post.
     
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    Amazon now has this listed at $48 - used paperback
     
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    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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