Definition of pianism
1 : the art or technique of piano playing
2 : the composition or adaptation of music for the piano
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The fluidity, sleekness and invention of Kahn's pianism helps explain why so many vocalists and ensembles seek his contributions.
Moran's pianism — by turns as melodic as a nocturne by Chopin and as explosive as a solo by Cecil Taylor — proved consistently gripping.
Here the crystalline touch of his pianism and the chorale-like three-horn passagework stood out, the music constantly shifting tone and texture, just as novelist Cole's protagonist observes the panoply of life in New York.
His tendency toward the superficially brilliant, and some of the traits of 19th-century pianism that are less noble than the tradition generally is in its best manifestations, resulted in these posthumous editorial changes.
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