Chopin and Beyond: My Extraordinary Life in Music and the Paranormal by Maria Cooper Janis, Byron Janis (Hardback, 2010)
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- DescriptionOne of the world's greatest classical pianists reveals how the other world transformed his life and career By any measure, Byron Janis has had an extraordinary musical career. His discovery of two long-lost Chopin scores made headlines around the world, and he has been hored many times for his breathtaking performances of some of the most exciting and challenging works in the standard classical pia repertoire. As he retraces this remarkable journey in Chopin and Beyond , he shares something even more extraordinary: the other-worldly experiences that have shaped his life and music in surprising and profound ways. Shares milestones and memories from the life and musical career of one of the world's greatest pianists Includes lively anecdotes of famous classical musicians and other table figures, including Vladimir Horowitz and Pablo Picasso Describes his long-secret but ultimately triumphant battle with arthritis Recounts the pararmal experiences that deepened his personal association with Chopin, effected near miraculous recoveries from serious accidents, and more Like the best music, Chopin and Beyond will open your mind to explore the wonder and possibility of a different world.
- Author BiographyBYRON JANIS is a living legend of the classical music world and is renowned for both the power and the sensitivity of his interpretations. After hiding the painful arthritis that had plagued him for twelve years, he accepted the role of artistic spokesman for the Arthritis Foundation in the 1980s. Today, he gives lectures and performances, teaches master classes, composes, and writes regularly for the Wall Street Journal . Mr. Janis's life is also the subject of the public television documentary The Byron Janis Story, released nationally in late October 2010. His wife, MARIA COOPER JANIS , the daughter of actor Gary Cooper, is a talented painter, has collaborated on three television specials, has been a parapsychology researcher for many years, and is an active board member of the American Society for Psychical Research. The Janises live in New York City.
- Author(s)Byron Janis,Maria Cooper Janis
- PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons Ltd
- Date of Publication15/10/2010
- SubjectAutobiography: The Arts
- Place of PublicationChichester
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight566 g
- Width162 mm
- Height239 mm
- Spine24 mm
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