Pianism


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to Pianism: pianist, pleonasm
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Pianism

 

the art of piano playing.

Pianism emerged in the second half of the 18th century, with the artistry of Mozart and M. Clementi and later, J. N. Hummel and J. Field. The art flourished in the mid-19th century (Chopin and Liszt). The representatives of the various schools of pianism from the end of the 19th century to the mid-20th include H. von Bülow, C. Tausig, I. Paderewski, A. Reisenauer, E. d’Albert, F. Busoni, L. Godowsky, J. Hofmann, A. Cortot, A. Schnabel, W. Gieseking, V. Horowitz, A. Benedetti Michelangeli, and G. Gould. In the post-Lisztian period, outstanding contributions to pianism have been made by the Russian school (A. G. Rubinstein, N. G. Rubinstein, A. N. Esipova, and S. V. Rachmaninoff), as well as by the Soviet school (for example, K. N. Igumnov, G. G. Neigauz, M. V. Iudina, V. V. Sofronitskii, E. G. Gilel’s, and S. T. Rikhter). Special courses on the history, theory, and methodology of pianism are offered in Soviet conservatories.

REFERENCES

Kogan, G. Sovetskoe pianisticheskoe iskusstvo i russkie khudozhestvennye traditsii. Moscow, 1948. (References.)
Alekseev, A. Istoriia fortepiannogo iskusstva, parts 1-2. Moscow, 1962–67.
Schonberg, H. The Great Pianists. New York, 1963.

G. M. KOGAN

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
African Pianism is not just the product of African fusion with Western classical music; it has also developed through interaction between Africa and America.
This volume by Carew (music, Cardiff U., UK), which supplements The Mechanical Muse: The Piano, Pianism and Piano Music, c.
and that's what Tian Ying at his best achieved." Dyer also said that "Ying is at the pinnacle of pianism."
Egiazarova's spot in the "Music Teachers Hall of Fame" is guaranteed by the singular fact that Volodos--who has been hailed as a one-man revival of the seemingly lost "Golden Age of Pianism"--acknowledges her substantial influence on him.
After his Carnegie Hall debut, the New York Times lauded Richerme's "elegantly refined pianism, impeccable technical command and great variety of tones.
Williams managed this dichotomy magnificently, aided by a silent film-like recourse to facial expression, and supported by Susie Allan's fleet and alert pianism in keyboard writing which so often evokes Schumann with a shot of Liszt.
Also on the bill is talented singersongwriter Angie Collins who combines a vocal reminiscent of Carol King with the polished pianism of Nina Simone.
Urroz showed seasoned pianism and a keen understanding of idiomatic styles in Granados' transcription of Scarlatti's sonata in G Major, K 520, which had been originally scored for the harpsichord, a simple baroque work.
There is an introduction, a review of Taubman resources, an overview of how to develop healthy pianism through changing habits, retraining, refining basic technique and the like.
Of course, the Grieg still requires a high level of extrovert, virtuosic pianism, which the soloist had at her command.
Unfolding in a very realistic-looking kitchen, it was served up to near-perfection by the fresh, nimble direction of operatic first-timer Caitriona McLaughlin and the crisp, propulsive pianism of music director Burnette.
He also makes reference to documentary sources describing Scriabin's pianism in all its colorful detail.