In this eloquent, intimate exploration of the delights and demands of the piano, world-renowned concert pianist and music
writer Charles Rosen draws on a lifetime's wisdom to consider every aspect of the instrument: from what makes a beautiful
sound to suffering from stage fright, from the physical challenges of playing to tales of great musicians, including Vladimir
Horowitz's recording tricks, Rachmaninov's hands and why Artur Rubenstein applied hairspray to the keys. Gracefully blending
anecdote, history, expertise and memoir, Piano Notes will enchant anyone with a passion for music.