Customer Reviews


2 Reviews
5 star:
 (1)
4 star:
 (1)
3 star:    (0)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 
Most Helpful First | Newest First

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Pianist Under the Influence, 2 Jun. 2014
By 
S Riaz "S Riaz" (England) - See all my reviews
(VINE VOICE)    (HALL OF FAME REVIEWER)    (TOP 10 REVIEWER)   
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: A Pianist Under the Influence (Kindle Single) (Kindle Edition)
Author Jonathan Biss has written two kindle singles – the first about Beethoven and this, about his relationship with the music of Robert Schumann. Biss recalls that he first remembers playing his music at the age of nine, in a home where he grew up surrounded by music, in a family of musicians. Yet, although he states that he felt awe for so many other composers, for Schumann he felt love; musing that “he knows the meaning of solitude, and he can translate it into sound.” This is a very personal essay and it is obvious that Biss feels a sense of protectiveness about Schumann – taking criticism of his music very personally.

Although this is a short book, I like the kindle single series – they are wide ranging and informative. Biss discusses both Schumann’s music and his life. Plagued with doubts, suffering rejection and suffering professionally from his wife’s greater success, he was a man who undoubtedly found life difficult. The author discusses Schumann’s life, plus his own feelings, and discusses them in relation to many of Schumann’s compositions. An interesting read and a good, heartfelt, introduction to the work of Robert Schumann.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well packed product delivered on time, 11 May 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: A Pianist Under the Influence (Kindle Single) (Kindle Edition)
Well packed product. The bulbs work perfectly and delivered on time. An excellent purchase at a very reasonable price and well worth five stars.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

Only search this product's reviews