My Life with the Great Pianists, 2nd Edition   -     By: Franz Mohr
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My Life with the Great Pianists, 2nd Edition

Baker Books / 1996 / Paperback

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Franz Mohr has been the chief concert technician for piano manufacturer Steinway and Sons for more than a quarter of a century. As a close friend and colleague to legendary musicians such as Horowitz, Rubinstein, Gould, and Serkin, Mohr gives readers a fascinating glimpse into the lives of this century's most remarkable pianists. Mohr tells stories about Horowitz's temperamental genius, Rubenstein's use of hair spray on piano keys to achieve the "perfect grip," and Van Cliburn's memorable performance for Gorbachev at the White House. However, at the heart of this book is the story of one man's deep faith resonating through the rarefied world of concert pianists.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Baker Books
Publication Date: 1996
ISBN: 0801057108
ISBN-13: 9780801057106
Availability: Expected to ship on or about 08/05/15.

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Mohr's humor and personal perspective on the lives of Rubinstein, Horowitz, and other artists mix music lore with quiet faith.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    July 14, 2010
    Marcia Washburn
    What a treat to step backstage with Franz Mohr in his memoir describing his association with the great pianists of the 20th century! This is the history I didn't learn when studying for my master's. I was happy to pass it along to several students in my piano studio. Mr. Mohr's writing voice is a delight!
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