Music for the Piano: A Handbook of Concert and Teaching Material from 1580 to 1952

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Courier Dover Publications, 1954 - Music - 434 pages
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This excellent musicology classic and survey reviews the piano repertoire from 1580 to 1952 and the works of more than 500 composers. Annotations for each piece include comments on form, type of finger work, degree of difficulty, technical requirements, interpretative treatment, and the publisher's name. "Should be the constant companion of every pianist and teacher, to be referred to throughout a lifetime." Virgil Thompson.
  

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this book helped me a lot with interpretation, putting contexts around composers/time period/pieces, and is a great reference book. there was a period of time where i was constantly runnning to it. very excellent. Read full review

Contents

THE EARLY KEYBOARD MUSIC Before the Advent of
3
Centuries
12
and Handel
48
PIANOFORTE MUSIC FROM HAYDN TO THE EARLY
77
Composers in the Continent of Europe in Great Britain Israel
185
Composers in the United States Including foreignborn
252
Composers in Latin America Including Foreignborn
297
Music for One Piano Four Hands
321
Music for Two Pianos Four Hands
340
Music for Solo Piano and Orchestra
357
Music for Two or More Pianos and Orchestra
407
Anthologies of Early Keyboard Music
413
Some Further Reference Editions of Early Keyboard Music
421
NEW BIOGRAPHICAL APPENDIX
427
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