"...one of the last pianists in the grand romantic tradition of Liszt, Rachmaninoff, and Rubinstein"
Bartók and the Piano: A Performer’s View
by Barbara Nissman
Published by Scarecrow Press with CD insert
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"Barbara Nissman’s study and research translate into one of the most thorough examinations of one performer to another. This is an invaluable aid for professional, teacher and student alike."
"Barbara Nissman's extraordinary pianistic and musical gifts coupled with her astute analytical perception of Bartók's creative art makes for ideal authoritative equipment for the guidance of pianists in the study of Bartók’s great music."
"I highly recommend this book. It is an important addition to the Bartók literature, and pianists will find it indispensable."
"In its finest case studies this book is brilliant. Nissman's book is...a triumph. It is well produced, with lavish musical examples, and a generally high level of accuracy."
"Barbara Nissman’s thorough and perceptive survey of the Bartók piano repertoire fills a real need, thanks to her unswerving focus on the problems and elements that confront all serious interpreters of this music."
Donald Manildi, Curator,
International Piano Archives at Maryland