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The Pedagogical Writings of Marguerite Long

A Reassessment of Her Impact on the French School of Piano

Marguerite Long, the most important French female pianist of the 20th century, left her stamp on a whole epoch of musical life in Paris.

The Pedagogical Writings of Marguerite Long presents English translations of the two major contributions of Marguerite Long to the literature of piano pedagogy. These translations of her pedagogical works, Le Piano and La Petite Méthode de piano, provide a window to the old French school of pianism as modernized by Long. Le Piano is a remarkable text offering piano playing techniques and pragmatic and philosophical musings and observations about life, musicians, careers, and more. La Petite Méthode de piano is a personal manifesto about how to introduce children to music. Both works are treasures revealing Long's lifelong commitment to teaching and they are still stunningly relevant.

In addition, John Ellis analyzes each work and puts it in historical context. He places special emphasis on Long's illustrious international career, her teaching, her rivalry with Alfred Cortot, and the impact of sexism on her life and work. Ellis addresses the eclipse of Long's reputation by that of Cortot and fills a gap in the knowledge of Long's place in the history of pedagogical heritage.

About the Author

John Ellis is Associate Professor of Music and Director of Graduate Studies in Piano Pedagogy at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre & Dance.

Reviews

"Professor Ellis's analysis of the pedagogical content presented in both of Long's collections provides countless insights for scholars, teachers, performers, and amateurs in a scholarly and rich volume that many will find difficult to put down and is welcomed by researchers, performers, teachers, and music amateurs. Ellis's fresh insights and perspectives on Marguerite Long's two pedagogical treatises with accompanying translations, analyses, and comparisons with other teachers and pianists provide instrumental insights into the French School of Piano. His book is captivating in its content and eminently readable."—Jane Magrath, author of The Pianist's Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature

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