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Stuart Isacoff, a recipient of the ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in writing about music, is a pianist, lecturer, composer, and the creator and editor in chief of the classical piano magazine, Piano Today. He has contributed to The New Grove Dictionary of American Music and has written for vis mere the New York Times. He lives in Bergen County, New Jersey vis mindre

Værker af Stuart Isacoff

Early Music for Recorder (1975) 12 eksemplarer
Great Lessons from Great Pianists (1997) 6 eksemplarer
From Rags to Jazz (1976) 5 eksemplarer
Solos for Jazz Trumpet (1985) 3 eksemplarer
Gregorian Chants for Recorder (1975) 2 eksemplarer

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A gallop through a 1000 years of Western (mostly) musical history, Isacoff takes you from Guido of Arezzo (990-1050), who invented written musical notation as we know it, through the high points of "classical" music, with a parallel look at jazz, winding up with some side stories such as the fate of women in serious music and the how the Western classical tradition became world music; particularly in the Far East. Isacoff has done a lot of magazine writing, and the overall breezy tone seems to reflects that, leading me to wonder who this book was written for. My level of ignorance is such that I got quite a bit out of it, but the overall feel is breathless, verging a little on the slight. I can imagine the parent of a serious music student picking this book to get a sense of what it's all about.… (mere)
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Shrike58 | May 21, 2023 |
This is a unique compendium and narrative history of literally everything about the piano.The title calls it a "natural history" and that sets it apart from anything else I've ever read about the instrument, its players, and its being.
 
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jwhenderson | 2 andre anmeldelser | Dec 23, 2022 |
 
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Jimbookbuff1963 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jun 5, 2021 |
didn't like it. His conclusions are totally off the wall and implausible and would be totally different if he had an ear.
 
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