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1. Piano Technique: Is There One Way? Sona Haydon
2. Imagery in Piano Performance Dennis Alexander
This video explores four proven imagery techniques that encourage artistry in piano performance: character imagery, story imagery, visual imagery and color imagery. Specific examples demonstrate how to use each type of imagery with students and a wide variety of musical selections are included.
3. Memorization in Piano Performance Stewart Gordon
This is an ideal resource for pianists who have trouble memorizing music. Five clearly defined memorization processes are outlined, followed by exercises that will aid in the correction of typical memorization problems. Suggestions for incorporating the techniques into the teaching process are also provided.
4. Performance Practices in Classical Piano Music Maurice Hinson
Music historian Maurice Hinson uses eleven compositions by Haydn, Clementi, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert to explore the performance practices of piano music in the Classical period.
5. Performance Practices in Romantic Piano Music Maurice Hinson
Dr. Maurice Hinson explores specifically how Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Mendelssohn and Schumann were influenced by their literary and artistic nineteenth century contemporaries.
6. In Search of Sound - Beginners (Levels 1 & 2) Alexander Peskanov
In this first of three instructional videos based on the Russian Technical
Regimen and Piano Olympics created by Alexander Peskanov, he demonstrates technique and performs various repertoire.
7. In Celebration of the Piano Hosted by Van Cliburn
Twenty-six pianists, including Alfred Brendel and Ruth Laredo, perform in the 1988 performance in Carnegie Hall to celebrate the 135th anniversary of the first Steinway.
This one-hour program takes the viewer on a trip through 18th century Salzburg and Vienna, exploring Mozart’s spirit and genius in his more than 600 compositions.
This video explores the life of one of the most powerful musical personalities. Travel to the landmarks of his life and into his turbulent mind to discover the rebel genius who forever changed the face of music.
This is a gripping drama which follows the composer from the tavern brawls of his youth through the agony of writing his first symphony and the despair of his hopeless love for Clara Schumann.
Unlike other masters, Schubert left no mark during his lifetime, but two centuries after his death, his genius is finally being recognized. Travel through the Schubert “garage” where his greatest works were written to the Viennese night life to search for one of the most fascinating composers who ever lived.