A Pianist Under the Influence reflects on Biss' lifelong, intense, multilayered relationship with the composer's music and historical treatment. As Biss writes from the unique position of performer, scholar, and fan, his work is both a personal and professional love letter to the 19th-century composer. An engaging listen for anyone interested in the creative process, it also includes a guide for listeners who wish to delve further into the material.
The American pianist Jonathan Biss is known to audiences throughout the world for his artistry, musical intelligence and deeply felt interpretations. What is less known until now is that Jonathan Biss writes about music in a most compelling and engaging way. For anyone who has ever enjoyed a Beethoven concert or a Beethoven recording or one of the many films about Beethoven, this audiobook is an inspiring listening experience. For those of you who have heard Beethoven in concert or listened to a Beethoven recording, Jonathan Biss takes you behind the scenes of those performances.
"Required material for musicians!"
Jeder, der Beethovens Musik schon einmal live im Konzert gehört hat oder Aufnahmen seiner Werke kennt, lässt sich in dieser fast schon spirituellen Einführung in den Entstehungsprozess und das Erleben von Musik, geschrieben von dem weltbekannten Pianisten Jonathan Biss, hinter die Kulissen entführen und nimmt an den Darbietungen durch die Augen einen talentierten, jungen Musikers teil.