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The (Well) Informed Piano: Artistry and Knowledge

by Miguel G. Henriques UPA (March 18, 2014)

The (Well) Informed Piano addresses the technical, musical, artistic, ethical, and philosophical issues in piano methodology. Adding a new perspective and approach criteria to piano methodology, this book is...

Great Contemporary Pianists Speak for Themselves

by Elyse Mach Dover Publications (September 21, 2012)

Revealing interviews with Arrau, Brendel, de Larrocha, Gilels, Horowitz, Tureck, Watts, 18 other artists. Intimate look at the concert scene and the life of a concert pianist. Introduction by Sir George Solti....

Piano Playing: With Piano Questions Answered

by Josef Hofmann Dover Publications (June 17, 2013)

A master of technique discusses practice methods, pedal use, playing pieces as written, and other rules. He also offers suggestions for body and hand positions, wrist and arm action, phrasing, and much more....

Basic Principles in Pianoforte Playing

by Josef Lhevinne Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

Written at the height of his career, this little book by the "inward poet of the piano" is a clear statement of principles based on his lifelong experience in performance and teaching.

Complete Organ Method: A Classic Text on Organ Technique

by John Stainer & F. Flaxington Harker Dover Publications (May 20, 2013)

This classic method for beginners provides a brief history of the instrument, an explanation of organ construction, a discussion of the various stops and their management, a section devoted to practical study,...

Men, Women and Pianos: A Social History

by Arthur Loesser Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

A renowned concert pianist traces the instrument's design, manufacture, and music in a delightful "piano's eye-view" of the social history of Western Europe and the United States from the 16th to the 20th centuries....

A First Book of Bach: 26 Pieces for the Beginning Pianist

by David Dutkanicz Dover Publications (January 03, 2013)

Students of all ages will delight in these 26 simple piano arrangements of familiar melodies such as Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring and Wachet Auf, plus other fun-to-play pieces.

Piano Notes

by Charles Rosen Free Press (October 29, 2002)

Charles Rosen is one of the world's most talented pianists -- and one of music's most astute commentators. Known as a performer of Bach, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and Elliott Carter, he has also written highly...

Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, Fourth Edition

by Maurice Hinson & Wesley Roberts Indiana University Press (December 03, 2013)

Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire continues to be the go-to source for piano performers, teachers, and students. Newly updated and expanded with more than 250 new composers, this incomparable resource expertly...

Play It Again

by Alan Rusbridger Farrar, Straus and Giroux (September 16, 2013)

As editor of the Guardian, one of the world's foremost newspapers, Alan Rusbridger abides by the relentless twenty-four-hour news cycle. But increasingly in midlife, he feels the gravitational pull of music--especially...

Pianists on Playing: Interviews with Twelve Concert Pianists

by Linda J. Noyle Scarecrow Press (October 04, 2000)

Twelve internationally-known keyboard artists discuss their daily lives of practicing and performing.

Portuguese Piano Music: An Introduction and Annotated Bibliography

by Nancy Lee Harper Scarecrow Press (January 10, 2013)

The first of its kind, Nancy Harper’s Portuguese Piano Music: An Introduction and Annotated Bibliography aims to fill the lacunae in the historical record of Portuguese piano music from its start in the 18th...

Playing the Piano for Pleasure

by Charles Cooke & Michael Kimmelman Skyhorse (July 01, 2011)

Skyhorse Publishing is proud to revive Playing Piano for Pleasure. With the wonderful writing one would expect from a longtime New Yorker reporter, Piano aficionado Charles Cooke, offers concrete routines for...

Shura Cherkassky: The Piano's Last Czar

by Elizabeth Carr Scarecrow Press (January 12, 2006)

This biography documents the unique artistry and highly unusual life of the internationally acclaimed pianist Shura Cherkassky, who, at the time of his death in 1995, was universally recognized to be among the...

Bartók's Mikrokosmos: Genesis, Pedagogy, and Style

by Benjamin Suchoff Scarecrow Press (October 21, 2004)

Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos is a collection of 153 pieces for piano designed by the composer as a series graded according to difficulty. The pieces were written between 1926 and 1939, and have become by far...

An Intimate Portrait of Sidney Foster: Pianist... Mentor

by Imelda Delgado Hamilton Books (February 15, 2013)

The great American pianist Sidney Foster is remembered here by a former student for his outstanding ability and generous character. This book includes commentary by numerous students, Mr. Foster’s own words...

The Jazz Life of Dr. Billy Taylor

by Billy Taylor Indiana University Press (April 18, 2013)

The Jazz Life of Dr. Billy Taylor: America's Classical Musician is the autobiography of the legendary jazz ambassador whose work spans more than six decades, from the heyday of 52nd Street in 1940s New York...

The Beethoven Sonatas and the Creative Experience

by Kenneth O. Drake Indiana University Press (April 22, 1994)

"... one of the most interesting, useful and even exciting books on the process of musical creation." -American Music Teacher

"... noteworthy contribution... with plenty of insight into interpretation... remarkable...

Dave Brubeck

by Philip Clark Da Capo Press (February 17, 2020)

The definitive, investigative biography of jazz legend Dave Brubeck ("Take Five")

In 2003, music journalist Philip Clark was granted unparalleled access to jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Over the course of ten days,...

Dave Brubeck

by Philip Clark & Fleet Cooper Da Capo Press (February 18, 2020)

The definitive, investigative biography of jazz legend Dave Brubeck ("Take Five")

In 2003, music journalist Philip Clark was granted unparalleled access to jazz legend Dave Brubeck. Over the course of ten days,...

Dave Brubeck

by Philip Clark Hachette Books (December 03, 2019)

The definitive, "investigative" biography of jazz legend Dave Brubeck, best known for "Take Five," told with exclusive, extensive access to the late musician.

In 2003, music journalist Philip Clark was granted...

Speaking the Piano

by Susan Tomes Boydell Press (June 29, 2018)

In Speaking the Piano, renowned pianist Susan Tomes turns her attention to teaching and learning. Teaching music encompasses everything from putting a drum in a child's hands to helping an accomplished musician...

Heinrich Neuhaus

by Maria Razumovskaya University of Rochester Press (August 20, 2018)

Heinrich Neuhaus (1888-1964) was one of the most charismatic and sought after pianist-pedagogues of the twentieth century, earning a formidable reputation in the West as one of the pillars of Russianpianism...

The American Piano Concerto Compendium

by William Phemister Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 20, 2018)

The second edition of William Phemister’s The American Piano Concerto Compendium reveals to professional and amateurs pianists alike a vast collection of available compositions by American composers. Analysis...

The Contemporary Piano

by Alan Shockley Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 30, 2018)

With Contemporary Piano: A Performer and Composer’s Guide to Techniques and Resources, Alan Shockley provides a comprehensive resource for composers writing music that uses extended techniques for the piano,...

Knack Piano for Everyone

by Margaret Ann Martin & Keira Schwarz Globe Pequot Press (February 09, 2010)

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Knack Piano for Everyone is a self-instruction book for beginners to intermediates, fully illustrated with full-color photographs and musical notation....

The Eighteenth-Century Fortepiano Grand and Its Patrons

by Eva Badura-Skoda Indiana University Press (November 20, 2017)

In the late 17th century, Italian musician and inventor Bartolomeo Cristofori developed a new musical instrument—his cembalo che fa il piano e forte, which allowed keyboard players flexible dynamic gradation....

The Embodiment of Authority

by Taina Riikonen & Marjaana Virtanen Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 02, 2015)

Performance is a forum for social action, embodied interaction and shared authority. Recently, as the various acts and agencies surrounding a performance have become the target of scholarly interest, the complex...

Twelve Studies in Chopin

by Maciej Golab Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 09, 2014)

The studies collected in this book fall into four chief thematic areas of research on Fryderyk Chopin’s life, stylistic changes, creative output, and musical reception. The first one is devoted to the origins...

Bach and Tuning

by Johnny Reinhard Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (September 26, 2016)

Bach and Tuning is strictly concerned with the identification of a historically accurate tuning paradigm that applies to the great majority of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music. Once Bach has his personal tuning...

Editions of Chopin’s Works in the Nineteenth Century

by Wojciech Bonkowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 21, 2016)

This book presents the editions of Chopin’s works as cultural texts and gives account of the main events in their reception history. Based on a new typology and an overview of copyright and economics, 140...

The Pianist's Craft: Mastering the Works of Great Composers

by Richard Paul Anderson Scarecrow Press (December 21, 2011)

In The Pianist's Craft, Richard Anderson collects from his fellow pianist-scholars 18 articles on the teaching, preparation, and performance of works by the greatest composers in the standard piano repertoire....

The Piano Teacher's Survival Guide

by Anthony Williams Faber Music Limited (July 31, 2017)

From preparing for the very first lesson to mastering fiendish fingering and performance anxiety, this inspirational guide helps teachers nurture and support students at every level and develop a love of the...

Busoni as Pianist

by Grigory Kogan & Svetlana Belsky University of Rochester Press (January 30, 2010)

Ferruccio Busoni is most widely known today as the composer of such works as the Second Violin Sonata, the incidental music for Gozzi's Turandot, and the most monumental piano concerto in the repertory (some...

The Harpsichord Owner's Guide

by Edward L. Kottick The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2013)

Kottick presents technical information in an accessible, but entertaining, way: the forms and styles of harpsichords, advice on purchasing decisions, maintenance techniques (such as voicing, regulating, and...

The Everything Rock & Blues Piano Book

by Eric Starr Everything (June 14, 2007)

Written by an experienced musician, recording artist, and music journalist, The Everything Rock & Blues Piano Book with CD offers the basics of rock and blues piano playing in a fun, easy-to-follow manner. This...

Piano Lessons

by Anna Goldsworthy St. Martin's Press (October 11, 2010)

Anna Goldsworthy was nine years old when she met Eleanora Sivan, the charismatic Russian émigré and world-class pianist who became her piano teacher. Piano Lessons is the story of what Mrs. Sivan brought to...

A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist

by Stephen Siek Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 10, 2016)

A Dictionary for the Modern Pianist combines nearly four hundred entries covering classical and popular pianists, noted teachers, terminology germane to the piano’s construction, and major manufacturers. Speaking...

Piano Duet Repertoire, Second Edition: Music Originally Written for One Piano, Four Hands

by Cameron McGraw, Christopher C. Fisher & Katherine L. Fisher Indiana University Press (May 09, 2016)

Since the 1981 publication of the first edition, Cameron McGraw's Piano Duet Repertoire has been a trusted guide for duet performers. This second edition, edited and substantially expanded by Christopher and...

The Pianist's Craft 2: Mastering the Works of More Great Composers

by Richard P. Anderson Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 17, 2015)

In The Pianist’s Craft 2, pianist and scholar Anderson gathers together a new collection of essays by renowned performing artists and teachers and discusses the preparation, pedagogy, and performance of selected...

The Harpsichord Stringing Handbook

by Thomas Donahue Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 11, 2015)

In The Harpsichord Stringing Handbook, Thomas Donahue integrates available historical evidence and modern physical principles—from both the musicological and scientific literature—to provide practical quantitative...

Grand Obsession

by Perri Knize Scribner (January 08, 2008)

A fascinating, lyrical memoir about one woman's obsessive search for the perfect piano-and about finding and pursuing passion at any age

How can a particular piano be so seductive that someone would turn her...

At the Piano: Interviews with 21st-Century Pianists

by Caroline Benser Scarecrow Press (October 24, 2011)

Benser explores the kaleidoscopic world of twenty-first-century pianism through a series of extended interviews with eight major pianists. Interviewees talk with Benser about such matters as their first experiences...