By Silvio Scionti
Silvio Scionti (1882–1973), the prestigious Italian-American pianist and instructor, was once a prolific author. This e-book, approximately artistry in piano enjoying, includes heretofore unpublished essays that Scionti wrote over a interval of a long time. the themes variety from “Basic issues in wonderful Piano enjoying” and “The paintings of Pedaling” (both richly illustrated with musical examples) to “Memorizing Piano Music,” “Silence—Its Use and Misuse,” and “The Metronome—Its valuable or destructive Side.
Silvio Scionti used to be a zestful, colourful determine, in addition to a grasp pianist and instructor. His “buoyant spirit,” enthusiasm, expertise, and recognition introduced scholars to Denton from round the state. tales approximately him, really approximately his greater than ten-year occupation on the college of North Texas, are legion, and writer Jack Guerry—a former Scionti student—has amassed a lot of them during this remembrance and biography.