Piano and Song


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(4.2 stars; 6 reviews)

This book talks about teaching, learning and performing on the piano in a delightful style, alternating between conversation and instruction. As he was the father of Clara Schumann and Robert Schumann's teacher, need I say more? (Summary by SandraG)

Cast:

Narrator: sparks0314
Dominie: Algy Pug
Emma: Sarah Holtz
Friend: Marty Kris
Bessie: ChyAnne Donnell
Herr Zach: bish
Mrs Zach: Liberty Stump
Stock: Marty Kris
Mr Buffalo: Alan
Mrs Solid: Janet248
Emily: Sandra G
John Spriggins: bish
Mrs Spriggins: SallyMC
Lizzie: Sandra G
Mr. Shepard: Alan
Mrs N.: Nadine Eckert-Boulet
Fatima: Arielle Lipshaw
Mr Feeble: Alan
Mr Gold: bish
Mrs Gold: Liberty Stump
Mr Pious: David Lawrence
Mr Forte: Marty Kris
Mr Silver: David Olson

(4 hr 18 min)

Chapters

Introduction - Title Page and Prefaces 7:48 Read by Sandra G
ON ELEMENTARY PIANO-FORTE INSTRUCTION 21:32 Read by David Lawrence
AN EVENING ENTERTAINMENT AT HERR ZACH'S 8:44 Read by Kalynda
MANY STUDENTS OF THE PIANO AND FEW PLAYERS 8:41 Read by SallyMc
A CONVERSATION WITH MRS. SOLID, AND FOUR LESSONS TO HER DAUGHTER 38:38 Read by sparks0314
ON THE PEDAL 7:32 Read by Algy Pug
THE SOFT-PEDAL SENTIMENT 10:25 Read by Marty Kris
A MUSICAL TEA-PARTY AT THE HOUSE OF JOHN SPRIGGINS 16:05 Read by Nadine Eckert-Boulet
SINGING AND SINGING-TEACHERS 13:51 Read by Liberty Stump
THOUGHTS ON SINGING 35:17 Read by Alan
VISIT AT MRS. N.'S 8:13 Read by David Lawrence
SECRETS 22:03 Read by Kalynda
THOUGHTS ON PIANO-PLAYING 24:56 Read by Algy Pug
ON MUSICAL TALENT 14:14 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
EXTRAVAGANCES IN SINGING AND PIANO-PLAYING 16:07 Read by SallyMc
Conclusion 4:08 Read by Alan