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Useful Piano Reference Books
Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire by
Call Number: REF ML128.P3 H5 2000
Publication Date: 2001-05-22
"The Hinson" has been indispensable for performers, teachers, and students. Now updated and expanded, it's better than ever, with 120 more composers, expertly guiding pianists to solo literature and answering the vital questions: What's available? How difficult is it? What are its special features? How does one reach the publisher? The "new Hinson" includes solo compositions of nearly 2,000 composers, with biographical sketches of major composers. Every entry offers description, publisher, number of pages, performance time, style and characteristics, and level of difficulty. Extensively revised, this new edition is destined to become a trusted guide for years to come.
Piano Duet Repertoire by
Call Number: REF ML128.P3 M2 2001
Publication Date: 2001-07-12
Now in paperback! Piano Duet Repertoire Music Originally Written for One Piano, Four Hands Cameron McGraw A classic reference -- to share with a friend. "[F]or those who love the medium [this] is sure to be a kind of wish-book, making one say, 'I want to see that one!'" -- Notes "Excellent reference for teachers and performers alike...." -- Choice Piano Duet Repertoire is a trusted guide to nearly 3,200 works specifically written for four-hand performance -- by 1,700 composers writing between 1760 and 1980. Entries are arranged alphabetically by composer -- from Abeille to Zutphen, with many more-familiar names in between. One appendix lists anthologies and collections of four-hand music, with their contents; a second is an index to the piano duets with voice(s) or other instrument(s) described in the main listing. Piano teachers will appreciate the annotations, the grade-level indications, and the wealth of instructional guidance included, as well as the list of music publishers and their addresses, which has been updated for this reprint edition. Cameron McGraw (1919--1995) was a composer and co-director of the Jenkintown Music School. His articles appeared in Piano Quarterly and Clavier, and he edited the anthology Four Centuries of Keyboard Music. March 2001 (cloth 1981) 384 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 cloth 0-253-14766-2 $49.95 L / £38.00 paper 0-253-21461-0 $24.95 s / £18.95
Piano, the Instrument by
Call Number: REF ML128.P3 W65 2001
Publication Date: 2001-06-13
Referencing literature on every aspect of the piano, this annotated bibliography will cut down on research time for scholars and students, directing them to the most relevant and useful sources.
One Handed by
Call Number: REF ML128.P3 P38 1999
Publication Date: 1999-09-30
This guide to the piano literature for the one-handed pianist surveys over 2,100 individual piano pieces which include not only concert literature but pedagogical pieces as well. Following the introduction are four chapters cataloguing original works for the right hand alone, original works for the left hand alone, music arranged or transcribed for one hand alone, and concerted works for one hand in concert with other pianists, instruments, or voices. Each entry assesses the individual composition, its quality, its difficulty, its particular appeal, and its uses with the composer's name, dates, and nationality, where possible. Also included is a selected discography of commercially produced phonodiscs, compact discs, and cassettes. Instructors and pianists alike will appreciate this exhaustive guide to one-handed piano music. To aid further research, a bibliography of books, articles, and theses about the literature is provided along with a chapter that lists the contents of thirty-six anthologies devoted to one-handed piano music. This unique reference also includes an index.
Music for More Than One Piano by
Call Number: REF ML128.P3 H52 1983
Publication Date: 1983-01-01
Piano Information Guide by
Call Number: REF ML128.P3 P34 1989
Publication Date: 1989-01-01
For the Parlor and the Concert Stage by
Call Number: REF ML128.P3 W37 2010
Publication Date: 2010-04-01
Keith C. Ward invites pianists - from beginners to concert artists as well as teachers - to reconsider the virtues of the often dismissed body of American keyboard music dating from the 18th and 19th centuries.
Selected Circulating Piano-Related Books
A Life in Music by
Call Number: ML417.B2 A3 1992
Publication Date: 1992-09-01
Abby Whiteside on Piano Playing by
Call Number: MT220 .W542 1997
Publication Date: 1997-05-01
Abby Whiteside (1881-1956) developed a revolutionary approach to piano technique, the idea of a "basic rhythm" involving the entire body that allows students to express the essential emotional rhythm of the music, as well as to play without the risk of the injuries that frequently afflict pianists. Her ideas on piano pedagogy remain essential today. HARDCOVER.
Call Number: ML410.B44 C668 1985
Publication Date: 1985-11-14
A comprehensive, clear account of the last ten years of Beethoven's life, this book is arranged in two parts: one biographical and one an analytical account of the music. For this edition, a substantially revised appendix examines the illness suffered by Beethoven in light of recent advances in immunology.
Piano Technique by
Call Number: MT222 .L49813 1972
Publication Date: 1972-06-01
Two books bound together, by one of greatest pianists of all-time and his famed teacher:The Shortest Way to Pianistic PerfectionandRhythmics, Dynamics, Pedal and Other Problems of Piano Playing.