Sviatoslav Richter: Notebooks and Conversations

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Sviatoslav Richter: Notebooks and Conversations
  • 书名: Sviatoslav Richter: Notebooks and Conversations
  • 作者: Bruno Monsaingeon
  • ISBN: 9780691095493
  • 出版时间: 2002-08-26
  • 出版社: Princeton University Press
  • 入库时间: 1518012145
  • 更新时间: 1518012145
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"Thereaderispresentedwithanintimateportrait....Monsaingeonhasputtogetheravolumethatgivesthereaderaclose-uplookataninternationallyknownmusicianrecognizedasoneofthemostimportantpianistsinthelasthalfofthe20thcentury."--ChoiceThebookwill...beofinteresttoanyoneinterestedinRichter'sideasandpersonality."--PaulOrgel,Notes"Thisbookisalmostimpossibletoputdown....ThestrengthofRichter'spersonality,hisobstinacy,andhiscandour,leapfromeverypage."--AndrewClark,FinancialTimes"QuintessentialRichter...highlycultivated,perceptivebutcaustic,particularlyaboutwhatheperceivedassuperficialityandegotism....Determination,sincerity,strengthinabundance.EverythingaboutRichterseemedoutsized."--MichaelKimmelman,TheNewYorkReviewofBooks"EnlivenedthroughoutbyRichter'sintelligenceandhiseccentrichumor,particularlyinthelastsection,adiarywherehehasmadenotesonthemusicheislisteningto....Characteristically,hissternestcriticismsarereservedforhisownrecordings."--TheNewYorker"[Inthiswell-madebook]...Richterappearspartmonk,partshowman,partunworldly,partshrewd....Richter'snotebooks,reproducedinthesecondhalfofthebook,slagoff,withgusto,othermusicians,recordings,conductors,and,tobefair,himself."--RichardColes,TimesLiterarySupplement"Fewinthe20thcenturyloomedsotallartisticallybutlivedmoreeccentricallythanthelateRussianpianistSviatoslavRichter....Wasthereeveramoresingularmusician?...Inwhatinitiallyappearstobeamereappendixofthebook,thereisthemostinsightful,engagingpartofall:excerptsfromRichter'spersonalnotebooks....Thisistheheartofmusic-makingandanartisticlife.Tounderstand[Richter]istobetterunderstandallofthoseindividualistsofthekeyboard."--DavidPatrickStearns,ThePhiladelphiaInquirer"Hereisoneofthegreatpianistsofthe20thcentury,whowasjustlywelcomedwithadulationanytimeheappeared,whoneveronce,indozensofrecordings,seemedtodoubtwhathewasdoingorwhatthemusicwassaying."--EdwardRothstein,NewYorkTimesBookReview"Thisbookisalmostimpossibletoputdown...ItstargetisanyonewhowishestositatthefootoftheRichterlegend."--AndrewClark,FinancialTimes"Musicloversshouldbegrateful,foralongwith[Richter's]commentsonmusicandmusicians,itdisplaysthefoibles,opinions,skills,joys,andsorrowsofthepubliclyreticentkeyboardtitan.Lavishlyillustratedwithphotographs,itshouldenlightenanddelightloversofthepianoandthepianist."--Booklist"InallowingRichter'sownwordstotakeprecedenceoveranecdotesoranalysis,aclearviewofRichter'smusicallifeemerges...Richterdevelopsfromamischievous-lookingyoungmantothechiseled,inscrutableiconofhislateryears."--TheEconomist"Thisisasclose,inahumanandenlighteningway,asthelikesoftheeandmearelikelytogettotrulytoweringcreative(andinterpretive)genius."--MichaelWolff,NewYorkObserver"Richterhimselfspends200ofthesepagesputtingusstraightasregardshisrecordings...ThetableofhisrepetoireintheseNotebooksandConversationsshowshewasalwaysasubtle,inquisitiveartist,whoplayedforhisowndevelopingpleasure,nottofeedthepublicwithexactlywhatitgapedfor."--EricGriffiths,TheEveningStandard"Thisisafascinatingglimpseofthemusicalworldthroughtheeyesofoneofitsmajorpractitioners."--LibraryJournalBrunoMonsaingeon,awriterandfilmmakerlivinginParis,hasmadedocumentaryfilmsaboutGlennGould,YehudiMenuhin,DietrichFischer-Dieskau,DavidOistrakh,andViktoriaPostnikova.HisfilmonRichterwasreleased,tohighacclaim,inbothFranceandtheUnitedStates.HeistheauthorofMademoiselle,abookofconversationswithNadiaBoulanger.

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