Books by Charles Rosen

PIANO NOTES by Charles Rosen
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 6, 2002

"Lively exegetical writing, particularly for laypeople, even if trying to make known the sheer physical pleasure of playing is akin to explaining the sensation of color without recourse to sight."
Seven essays on how a pianist relates to music, instrument, and performance (through both body and soul), from National Book Award-winner and pianist Rosen (Romantic Poets, Critics, and Other Madmen, 1998, etc.). Read full book review >
ROMANTIC POETS, CRITICS, AND OTHER MADMEN by Charles Rosen
NONFICTION
Released: Sept. 15, 1998

A quarter-century's worth of trenchant thinking on Romantic culture from celebrated pianist/musicologist/critic Rosen (author of The Romantic Generation, 1995, and the National Book Award—winning The Classical Style). Read full book review >

THE ROMANTIC GENERATION by Charles Rosen
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

Author/teacher/concert pianist Rosen delivers a monumental follow-up to his award-winning The Classical Style (not reviewed), here concentrating on the generation of European composers who ``came of age'' in the 1820s and 1830s: Liszt, Schumann, Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Bellini, and, first and foremost, Chopin. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1994

Short, extremely perceptive discussions about ``meaning'' and ``understanding'' in serious music that will captivate new listeners as well as the musically tuned-in. Read full book review >