Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 12

What teachers influenced you the most while you were growing up? Lucette Descaves. She was the goddaughter of Saint-Saëns and a former assistant to Yves Nat and Marguerite Long. She gave the first French performance of Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26. She had a tremendous influence on me. I’ve heard her online. She had exquisite tone and projection, and great variety of expression. She made some recordings of the virtuoso literature that are quite impressive. If I didn’t know who it was, I’m not sure I would identify her as a pianist of the old-fashioned French School. That’s true. Her playing was international, really. She was very intelligent, and, working at the center of French musical life, she met and heard many fine musicians. She learned.
12
CLAVIER COMPANION

Her teaching, though, was more representative of the French School. In the studio, she had the most to say about French music, since she had such close associations with those composers. She was a very close collaborator with Ravel and knew Fauré well. Through her you felt you were going straight to the composer. I have all the markings in her score from Ravel’s hands: what to do, what not to do. She also served as Marguerite Long’s assistant, in days when national schools of piano playing were very specific. I absorbed all the heritage and tradition of the French School through her. She also gave an important performance of Prokofiev’s Concerto No. 3, which she coached with the composer. I have the score with those markings, as well. What a life she had, what tremendous people she knew.
JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2012

© Decca/Kasskara



Clavier Companion - January/February 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Clavier Companion - January/February 2012

Clavier Companion - January/February 2012
Contents
Editor's Page: New discoveries
Variations: Tackling a twelve-year old's slump
Musings: Creative being and the disciplined life
An interview with Jean-Yves Thibaudet
The story of music on board the RMS Titanic
The enchanted world of piano fairy tales
Jazz & Pop: The rhythms of jazz: Syncopation
Music Reading: Recipes for effective teaching
Perspectives: Coping with burnout
Technology: Virtual reality in the piano studio
Tech Tips
First Looks: What Music Means To Me
New music reviews
CD & DVD reviews
News & Notes
Pupil Saver
Keyboard Kids' Companion
Advertiser Index
Questions & Answers
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Clavier Companion - January/February 2012
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Cover2
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Contents
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 2
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 3
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Editor's Page: New discoveries
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 5
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Variations: Tackling a twelve-year old's slump
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 7
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Musings: Creative being and the disciplined life
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 9
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - An interview with Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 11
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 12
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 13
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 14
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 15
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 16
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 17
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - The story of music on board the RMS Titanic
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 19
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 20
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 21
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 22
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 23
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 24
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 25
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 26
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 27
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 28
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 29
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - The enchanted world of piano fairy tales
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 31
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 32
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 33
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 34
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 35
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Jazz & Pop: The rhythms of jazz: Syncopation
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 37
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Music Reading: Recipes for effective teaching
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 39
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 40
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 41
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Perspectives: Coping with burnout
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 43
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 44
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 45
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Technology: Virtual reality in the piano studio
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Tech Tips
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 48
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 49
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - New music reviews
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 51
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 52
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 53
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - CD & DVD reviews
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 55
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - News & Notes
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Pupil Saver
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 58
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 59
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Keyboard Kids' Companion
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 61
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Advertiser Index
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - 63
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Questions & Answers
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Cover3
Clavier Companion - January/February 2012 - Cover4
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_migrateacct
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20170708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20170506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20170304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20170102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20161112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20160910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20160708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20160506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20160304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20160102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20151112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20150910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20150708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20150506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20150304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20150102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20141112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20140910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20140708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20140506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20140304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20140102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20131112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20130910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20130708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20130506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_methodreview
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20130102
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20121112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20120910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20120708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20120506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20111112
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20110910
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20110708
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20110506
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/companion_20110304
http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/clavier/test
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com