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 (pē-ăn′ĭz′əm, pē′ə-nĭz′əm)
The technique or execution of piano playing.


(Classical Music) technique, skill, or artistry in playing the piano
ˌpiaˈnistic adj


(ˈpi əˌnɪz əm, piˈæn ɪz-, ˈpyæn-)

the artistry and technique of a pianist.


the technique of playing the piano. — pianist, n. — pianistic, adj.
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Noun1.pianism - performance by or technique of a pianist; "a program of pianism"
performance, public presentation - a dramatic or musical entertainment; "they listened to ten different performances"; "the play ran for 100 performances"; "the frequent performances of the symphony testify to its popularity"
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The Los Angeles Times observes that "Menahem Pressler's joyous pianism -- technically faultless, stylistically impeccable, emotionally irrepressible -- is from another age and is a virtually forgotten sensibility" and goes on to call him "a national treasure.
My only quibble is that the recording sometimes favours Lloyd's committed pianism at the expense of the strings' offerings.
His playing celebrated the greatest swinging big bands through an innovative and impossible pianism.
There is an introduction, a review of Taubman resources, an overview of how to develop healthy pianism through changing habits, retraining, refining basic technique and the like.
This long-awaited study of his life, career, and pianism has been some 50 years in preparation and should accomplish a great deal toward a proper reassessment of Pachmann's role in the annals of piano playing.
Of course, the Grieg still requires a high level of extrovert, virtuosic pianism, which the soloist had at her command.
Unfolding in a very realistic-looking kitchen, it was served up to near-perfection by the fresh, nimble direction of operatic first-timer Caitriona McLaughlin and the crisp, propulsive pianism of music director Burnette.
Onay's spirited pianism in Falla's "Gardens" sparked everything with fuel and flame, and Soner's chest-voice bravura in the difficult "Brujo" songs (they should be sung less like classical music and more like flamenco) brought plenty of Andalusian soul to the vocal solos among the all-too carefully executed instrumental sections.
When listening to the two Etudes from Opus 25, we are captivated by the profound contemplation running through the Etude in C sharp minor, which in Moravec's interpretation becomes a moving story, abounding in tonal-harmonic tension, as well as the sheer poetry of the paramount pianism with which he embellishes the simple melody of the right hand in the introductory Etude in A flat major.
Multi-faceted Huw Watkins matched his skill as composer with pianism of staggering virtuosity, notably when paired with outstanding violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen in a recital that included Lloyd Moore's haunting Three Part Invention and the ravishing Like the Touch of a Sea Wave by the Lithuanian Osvaldas Balakauskas.
The New York Times once wrote that "Andreas Klein is a fascinating artist with all the indispensable qualities: temperament, taste, touch, tone, the four T's of pianism.
After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance.