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Piano Mastery

Talks with Master Pianists and Teachers

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Language: English
Wordcount: 59,408 / 174 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.2
LoC Category: ML
Downloads: 1,838
Added to site: 2005.04.27
mnybks.net#: 10192
Genre: Music
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As I sat in the luxurious salon of the apartments near the Park, where Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Schelling were spending the winter, sounds of vigorous piano practise floated out to me from a distant chamber. It was unusual music, and seemed to harmonize with the somewhat Oriental atmosphere and coloring of the music-room, with its heavily beamed ceiling of old silver, its paintings and tapestries.

The playing ceased and soon the artist appeared, greeting the visitor with genial friendliness of manner. He was accompanied by the "lord of the manor," a beautiful white bull terrier, with coat as white as snow. This important personage at once curled himself up in the most comfortable arm-chair, a quiet, profound observer of all that passed. In the midst of some preliminary chat, the charming hostess entered and poured tea for us.

The talk soon turned upon the subject in which I was deeply interested--the technical training of a pianist.

"Technic is such an individual matter," began Mr. Schelling; "fo

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