Alan Jay Lerner
A Lyricist's Letters
The lyrics penned by Alan Jay Lerner (1918-1986) contributed to the success of some of Broadway's best-known shows, such as Brigadoon, Camelot and My Fair Lady. This collection of witty letters offers insights into his creative process and the highs and lows of a four-decade career, as he negotiates with a host of famous correspondents - composers (Leonard Bernstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber), producers (Herman Levin, Frederick Brisson) and stars of stage and screen (Katharine Hepburn, Dirk Bogarde).
A Topographical Approach to Pianism
This book - the first comprehensive study of piano fingering since Hummel's treatise of 1828 - explores the implications of the keyboard's topographical symmetry, which was recognized by Chopin. Demonstrating the compatibility of this symmetry with the pianist's most efficient biokinetic capabilities, Verbalis challenges conventional thinking and develops three fundamental principles into a consistent strategy which can be applied to even the most complex repertoire. A companion website supplements the printed edition.