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Master Classes with Menahem Pressler

Menahem Pressler is a world-renowned piano soloist, master class teacher, and member of the acclaimed Beaux Arts Trio. In this companion to his first book, Menahem Pressler: Artistry in Piano Teaching, Pressler's former student William Brown brings together Pressler's teachings on an additional 37 piano masterworks by Johann Sebastian Bach, Samuel Barber, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, George Frideric Handel, Franz Joseph Haydn, Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, Franz Schubert, and Robert Schumann. With over 200 musical examples and measure-by-measure lessons on masterpieces of the piano repertoire as well as instructions on phrasing, fingering, imagery, dynamic contrasts, pianistic touches, articulation, and practice drills, pianists of all levels will benefit from Pressler's expertise.

About the Author

William Brown is Professor Emeritus of Music and Provost Emeritus at Southwest Baptist University. He earned two graduate performance degrees while studying with Menahem Pressler at Indiana University and is the author of Menahem Pressler: Artistry in Piano Teaching.


"Menahem Pressler is widely regarded as one of the premiere musicians in the world, having performed thousands of concerts in the world's great halls as the pianist of the Beaux Arts Trio, and having established himself as one of the world's handful of top master teachers. . . . This manuscript contains his technical and musical ideas on a wide range of masterpieces from the solo piano repertoire, spanning Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary works. As a treasury of his thoughts on music, it is absolutely invaluable to professional performers and piano teachers."—Peter Miyamoto, Concert Pianist and Professor, University of Missouri

"Dr. Brown has once again provided a valuable contribution to serious pianists seeking insights into some of the important works for piano, as seen through the experienced lens of the great pianist and legendary teacher Menahem Pressler."—Joel M. Harrison, President and Artistic Director of the American Pianists Association

"Pressler is insightful and amusing in equal doses, as lionised astutely by his former student, William Brown."—International Piano

"A recommended resource for every pianist's bookshelf, this volume serves as an instructional guide to studying standard piano repertoire with a little help from master piano pedagogue Menahem Pressler."—Treshani Perera, Music References Service Quarterly

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256 Pages
$45.00 USD

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