They have often a hidden influence in the music world by teaching the next superstar pianists.
Nadia Reisenberg was one of them. She was a piano soloist with the New York Philharmonic during the 1940’s and was often heard in concert and on radio broadcasts.
She was also known as a respected teacher to her peers. Thanks to a four-CD set covering the music of Chopin received renewed attention.
There are many pianists like her working behind the scenes, teaching a new generation of pianists. Their work is precious.
Whether a pianist is playing publicly or teaching prodigies, all pianists should get esteem for their work. Without them millions of people could not enjoy or discover classical music each day.
Nadia Reisenberg: A Musician’s Scrapbook
- Authors: Robert Sherman, Alexander Sherman
- Publisher: Intl Piano Archives (February 1, 1986)
- 192 pages
This magnificent and engaging pictorial biography of the pianist Nadia Reisenberg, spans her lifetime, from her days as a child prodigy in Russia concertizing her way to freedom, to her brilliant Carnegie Hall debut and career one of the great pianists and teachers of the 20th century.
Initially, I had owned a copy of this book about 10 yrs. ago. But it got lost. I was pleased to see that I was able to replace the book.
I think this is an extraordinary book. If you really want to know my reasons behind it, please read it yourself and you will soon find out.