Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ebook on Talks with Master Pianists

Here's a great find on Scribd--a Project Gutenberg eBook of Harriette Brower's 1915 book Piano Mastery: Talks with Master Pianists, featuring interviews with some of the greatest pianists of the early 20th century such as Ignace Paderewski, Tobias Mattay, Ferruccio Busoni, Wilhelm Bachaus, and Hans von Buelow. Lots of great stuff in there--the entire book is embedded below.


  1. excellent find indeed!
    Thank you for posting this.

  2. Umm, just for the sake to be mean :)
    I think sometimes we confuse too much artistry with mastery. I wouldnt include some names if my book was titled "mastery"


  3. Chris: A word of thanks for sharing with us this phenomenal book from way-back-when! I've ALWAYS wanted to pick the brains of some of these renowned concert pianists! Placing the eBook on SCRIBD was ingenius. My thanks to you - and for the Collaborative Piano Blog!

    Alex Thio

  4. Thanks, Alex! I'm amazed at the amount of stuff that can be embedded on blogs these days...