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"[...]from Teresa Carreno, but the beautiful Venezuelan was not then the virtuosa of to-day. So MacDowell, who was accompanied by his mother, a sage woman and deeply in sympathy with her son's aims, went to Frankfort, where he had the benefit of Karl Heymann's tuition. He was the only pianist I ever heard who could be compared to our Rafael Joseffy. But his influences, while marked in the development of his American pupil, did not weaken MacDowell's individuality. Studies in composition under Joachim Raff followed, and then he journeyed to Weimar for his baptism of fire at the hands of Liszt. That genial Prospero had broken his wand of virtuoso and devoted himself to the culture of youthful genius and his own compositions. He was pleased by the force, the surety, the brilliancy and the poetic qualities of MacDowell's playing, and he laughingly[...].""
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Product details

  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 290g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507534086
  • 9781507534083

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18 ratings
3.44 out of 5 stars
5 22% (4)
4 39% (7)
3 17% (3)
2 6% (1)
1 17% (3)
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