By Allan Evans
Allan Evans's groundbreaking biography of Ignaz Friedman offers the reader the in the back of and the among of the lifestyles and occupation of this outstanding pianist. Friedman's repertory emphasised the key works of Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, and Brahms, yet he was once might be top identified for his interpretation of the Chopin mazurkas, which by way of all money owed he performed with an analogous rhythmic nuance as their composer. Evans examines Friedman's lifestyles as an aesthetic Jewish musician from Poland; his stories in Leipzig and Vienna; his marriage to Manya Schidlowsky―a Russian countess and relative of Tolstoy; and his acting occupation, instructing, and retirement in Australia.
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