One-Handed Piano Compositions and Injury Awareness: History, Study of Selected Works, and Mindful Practice calls readers to dive into the realm of one-handed piano works so they can enrich their concert repertoire with new and original works and perform beyond the limitations of their injuries if they are in a period of recovery. Zheni Atanasova wrote this book as a guide meant to inspire fellow musicians in their search for unique musical works and help colleagues navigate their professional career in case of an injury so they can thrive in such a challenging period. The author provides solutions for those who aspire to build a career in music performance even when their professional development is hindered by an injury. She offers a single source that holds the answers to a broad spectrum of questions pertaining to piano performance, wellness, and practice.
Zheni Atanasova earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
List of Figures
Chapter One: Historical Background
Chapter Two: Injury Awareness
Chapter Three: Study of Selected Works
Chapter Four: Practice: The Holy Grail of Music Mastery and…Professionally Inflicted Injury
Appendix A: Additional Piano Repertoire by Contemporary Composers
Appendix B: Helpful Information on the Techniques, Methods, Approaches, Seminars, Research and Institutes Discussed in the Book
Appendix C: Further Reading
About the Author
Zheni Atanasova offers an essential resource covering the history of one-handed piano music and the inspiring stories of pianists who have suffered injuries, then through strength and persistence have found pathways to successful and rewarding musical careers. This book offers hope and reassurance to all pianists through a body of one-handed literature and an overview of mind-body modalities that have proven effective in recovering from and preventing performance-related injuries.