Neuhaus taught at the Moscow Conservatory and his pupils included some of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century: Emil Gilels, Sviatoslav Richter, Nina Svetlanova, Alexei Lubimov and Radu Lupu. His legacy continues today and many teachers around the world regard this book as the most authoritative on the subject of piano playing.
“I can unreservedly recommend this book. It contains not a single wrong or questionable remark, and is eminently practical. Three or four lines of print might suddenly open the eyes of this or that pupil, and change his whole career for the better ... in sum, a must. Paul Hamburger ”
“If you love the piano, this book is almost as important as a good edition of the Beethoven sonatas and the Well-Tempered Clavier. A student of Leopold Godowsky and the teacher of Richter and Gilels, Mr. Neuhaus put together a very inspiring, almost revela ”