Ignaz Friedman - Master Pianist  (Evans)   (9780253353108)
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Ignaz Friedman - Master Pianist  (Evans)   (9780253353108)
B0142. (IGNAZ FRIEDMAN) Allan Evans. Ignaz Friedman, Romantic Master Pianist. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 2009. 398pp. Index; Bibliography; Exhaustive Discography; Ignace Tiegerman Discography; Photos; Illus.; DJ. - 9780253353108


"Allan Evans' groundbreaking biography of Ignaz Friedman gives the reader the behind and the between of the life and career of this extraordinary pianist. Friedman's repertory emphasized the major works of Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, and Brahms, but he was perhaps best known for his interpretation of the Chopin mazurkas, which by all accounts he played with the same rhythmic nuance as their composer. Evans examines Friedman's life as a cultured Jewish musician in Poland; his studies in Leipzig and Vienna; his relationship with Manya Friedman - a Russian noble and relative of Tolstoy; and his performing career, teaching, and retirement in Australia."

- Z. D. Akron