"Excellent. . . convincing. . . written in a highly-accessible style that will appeal to specialist and generalist alike."—Mark Sealey, Classical Net
(Mark Sealey Classical Net
"A marvellous text—a civilized, provocative and delightful extended essay [in which] Rosen points the reader in the direction of old friends, musically speaking, and finds new things to say about them, all without a shred of unnecessary jargon."—Nigel Simeone, University of Sheffield
"There are not many musicians who can convey the essence of music in an exciting way, and even fewer can support their opinions with knowledge of the practical, theoretical, and historical aspects of music. Charles Rosen is one of the few examples of the 'Renaissance Man' in musical matters, eminent not only as pianist but also as author and music critic. . . . He brings convincing arguments and through his immense knowledge he has no trouble finding interesting contradictions to commonly held views."—American Record Guide
(American Record Guide
About the Author
Charles Rosen is an internationally renowned writer and pianist. His numerous books include Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas, published by Yale University Press.