Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, third edition
Publication Year: 2000
"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.
Published by: Indiana University Press
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Preface to the Third Edition
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Piano repertoire continues to be one of the most exciting musical genres. Our beloved instrument is still “front and center” as we near the second millennium. Keeping up with this continually growing repertoire (what is coming out? what has gone out of print? what is worthy?) requires more and more time. It was this problem that brought about the first edition of this book....
Preface to the Second Edition
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In this edition I have updated Guide to the Pianist’s Repertoire, edited by Irwin Freundlich, which was published in 1973, and its Supplement of 1979. Not only is there a large amount of new material but also much of the material from the earlier versions has been re¤ned and enlarged. For instance, in this edition the J. S. Bach section has more discussion of individual works; each sonata by Beethoven and each major opus of Chopin is described;...
Preface to the First Edition
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No single musician can successfully encompass the entire piano repertoire. It is, in fact, by far the largest devoted to any instrument, second only in scope to that for voice. Not only is it beyond the capability of the repertoire but it is also equally difficult to have even a cursory acquaintance with its scope and be able to sift out material for study and performance from the mass of works accumulated over the years without some organized...
Using the Guide
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Arrangement of entries. In the “Individual Composers” section, all composers are listed alphabetically. Sometimes biographies and/or stylistic comments follow the composer’s name and dates of birth and death. Under each composer’s name, individual compositions are listed by opus number, or by title, or by musical form, or by a combination of the three. The entries in the “Anthologies and Collections” section include the editor or compiler...
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American Agents orParent Companies of Music Publishers
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Addresses of Music Publishers
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Part I. Individual Composers: Their Solo Piano Works in Various Editions and Facsimile Reproductions
Part II. Anthologies and Collections
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Appendix: Historical Recital Programs
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Page Count: 976
Publication Year: 2000
Edition: third edition