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"Cannons and Flowers" Anyone read it? (Read 2525 times)

Offline cziffra

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"Cannons and Flowers" Anyone read it?
« on: November 21, 2004, 05:56:20 PM »
I just finished reading this book for the second time.  I enjoyed it even more this time round. 

Has anyone else read this book and had any thoughts on it?

P.S For those who don't know, it's Cziffra's autobiography
What it all comes down to is that one does not play the piano with one’s fingers; one plays the piano with one’s mind.-  Glenn Gould

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Re: "Cannons and Flowers" Anyone read it?
«Reply #1 on: November 21, 2004, 11:45:59 PM »
ive only heard about it but would LOVE to read it - the title perfectly describes him as a pianist too! fireworks and poetry  :)

isnt it in french?  or did you get an english version?

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Re: "Cannons and Flowers" Anyone read it?
«Reply #2 on: December 09, 2004, 06:02:27 AM »
My teacher owns the english version.  It's a pretty good translation, apparently. 
What it all comes down to is that one does not play the piano with one’s fingers; one plays the piano with one’s mind.-  Glenn Gould

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Re: "Cannons and Flowers" Anyone read it?
«Reply #3 on: December 09, 2004, 06:33:26 AM »
I just finished reading this book for the second time.  I enjoyed it even more this time round. 

Has anyone else read this book and had any thoughts on it?

P.S For those who don't know, it's Cziffra's autobiography

I would LOVE to read that
do u know anywhere i can buy this book?
Perfection itself is imperfection - Vladimir Horowitz

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Re: "Cannons and Flowers" Anyone read it?
«Reply #4 on: December 09, 2004, 09:38:29 AM »
Well, i've never bought it myself, and my teacher says it's very hard to get a hold of.  I think she picked it up luckily on e Bay- i've certainly never been able to order it through places like Dymocks or Angus and Robertson.  If you do get a hold of it, you'll get a cd too, so it's worth it.
What it all comes down to is that one does not play the piano with one’s fingers; one plays the piano with one’s mind.-  Glenn Gould

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Re: "Cannons and Flowers" Anyone read it?
«Reply #5 on: December 14, 2004, 03:05:17 AM »
Incidentally, my father just ordered it for my Christmas present (I know, it's not much of a surprise but it's still special since I've been looking for several months). Oddly, after on-and-off searching, I actually found it on the UK site for amazon.com...trouble is, there's an extraordinarily long lead time for shipping (4 or 6 weeks I believe)...so, it won't be here for Christmas, but well worth the wait I think.

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Re: "Cannons and Flowers" Anyone read it?
«Reply #6 on: December 14, 2004, 09:33:04 AM »
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well worth the wait

Indeed. :)

What it all comes down to is that one does not play the piano with one’s fingers; one plays the piano with one’s mind.-  Glenn Gould