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Author Wagner, Izabela.
Title Producing excellence : the making of virtuosos / Izabela Wagner.
Imprint New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2015]

Author Wagner, Izabela.
Subject Violin -- Instruction and study -- Social aspects.
Music -- Instruction and study -- Social aspects.
Virtuosity in musical performance.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prelude. Scandal on the stage -- A short history of the virtuoso profession -- Before entering soloist class : early socialization of soloist students -- Triad collaboration : first stage of soloist education -- Crisis and career coupling : the second stage of soloist education -- Entrance into adult career : the third stage of soloist education -- The soloist class students' careers -- Conclusion. Career coupling and nothing new in the soloist world.
Note Print version record.
Summary An in-depth study of nearly one hundred young children studying violin in Western Europe, Producing Excellence illuminates the process these musicians undergo to become elite international soloists. The remarkable research Izabela Wagner conducted--at rehearsals, lessons, and in other educational settings--enabled her to gain deep insight into what distinguishes these talented prodigies, shedding new light on the development of exceptional musical talent.
ISBN 9780813570075 (electronic bk.)
0813570077 (electronic bk.)
9780813575339 (electronic bk.)
0813575338 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 921988992
Additional Format Print version: Wagner, Izabela. Producing excellence 9780813570068 (DLC) 2014046209 (OCoLC)898205966

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