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The accompanist must decode the texture and musical structure of the score to see how the melodic lines are horizontally and vertically woven together.
He insisted that accompanists' names be on programs (can you imagine that they weren't always?), that they be labeled as "pianist" rather than "accompanist" (he joked that the word "accompanist" sounded as if we carried our partners' luggage), and that collaborative pianists were treated with the same respect all other performers enjoyed.
These two subtopics deal mostly with how students perceive the support and attention of their teacher and accompanist to their endeavours in the context of individual lessons.
"He was my closest friend, for the best part of 40 years, and his gentle manner and smile endeared him to all his family and friends, and others whose life he touched." Dr Gower said Mr Stubbs' musical expertise was in great demand, and he had worked regularly as an accompanist and musical director.
Soprano Ashley Cunningham and piano accompanist Andrew Luse presented a delightful program of Broadway show tunes.
Gordon is retiring in June, and a new accompanist is needed to start learning the ropes as soon as possible. This excellent and varied collection reveals Nina Pinzarrone's experience as both a concert pianist and ballet accompanist. Lively selections from all over the world are interspersed with polkas and gavottes as well as Leroy Anderson's "Sandpaper Ballet."
OTHER: Piano accompanist, Church of the Nativity, Northboro.
Special thanks to Gary Baldwin (tenor), Glynn Morris (baritone), Linda Wills (accompanist) and Margaret Langton (conductor).
Born in Mannheim, Germany, Rittmann immigrated to the United States in 1937, where she was hired by Lincoln Kirstein as concert accompanist and pianist for George Balanchine's American Ballet Caravan, the precursor to New York City Ballet.
The concert series was devised by Johnson, a renowned accompanist who is also Senior Professor of Accompaniment for the Guildhall, in order to immerse his student accompanists into the music of Benjamin Britten, one of Britain's premier composers, who was equally notable as a pianist and accompanist.
Written in 1936 and published to much acclaim in Europe, The Accompanist's central narrative is propelled by a brand of envy and longing at once eerie and sublime.