Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!


SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Modern Piano Moving
Modern Piano Moving
(ad)
Virtual Sheet Music
Download Sheet Music Instantly
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
Sheet Music...
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Piano Buyer Spring 2017
(ad)
Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restorations and sales
Who's Online Now
109 registered members (AD10, accordeur, AlanB, aliao, Almaviva, alfredo capurso, 28 invisible), 1,810 guests, and 12 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Directory/Site Map
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords & Scales
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#1997954 - 12/11/12 04:38 PM Your Favorite Collections in your Library  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 9
Jermdog10 Offline
Junior Member
Jermdog10  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 9
Lincoln
I have a unique situation...

I work at a music store at which I receive a very good discount on sheet music. I am quitting this post, and as of Saturday, my discount will expire along with my job. That being said, I wanted to see what the community considered some collections they absolutely loved and consider a cornerstone in their library.

I look forward to the responses,


Jeremy Cardamone, MM
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1998017 - 12/11/12 07:26 PM Re: Your Favorite Collections in your Library [Re: Jermdog10]  
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 25,057
BDB Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
BDB  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 25,057
Oakland
You should have good editions of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Haydn, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Ravel, Schubert, Schumann, and anyone else who strikes your fancy.


Semipro Tech
#1998120 - 12/12/12 01:02 AM Re: Your Favorite Collections in your Library [Re: Jermdog10]  
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 254
TrueMusic Offline
Full Member
TrueMusic  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 254
San Diego, California
If I had your gig, I would be buying music of Debussy, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Prokofiev, & Scriabin, but that's because I don't have much by any of them currently.

My Beethoven Sonata's are of course well loves, as are my Chopin Etudes, Nocturnes, Waltzes, and Preludes. My Bach WTC is still being broken in...


Piano/Composition major.

Proud owner of a beautiful Yamaha C7.

Polish:
Liszt Petrarch Sonnet 104
Bach WTC book 1 no. 6.
Dello Joio Sonata no. 3

New:
Chopin op. 23
Bach WTC book 2 no. 20
#1998122 - 12/12/12 01:22 AM Re: Your Favorite Collections in your Library [Re: Jermdog10]  
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,374
Mark_C Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Mark_C  Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 21,374
New York
Well, what do you want that you don't have? smile

If it were me, I'd go for whatever I'd been thinking of getting lately, without regard to what seemed to be "cornerstones" -- including because all the cornerstones would be a huge amount of stuff, and if I could buy that much stuff, even with a discount, I probably wouldn't need to be worrying about discounts!

What I'd get now: Maybe some Clementi sonatas, maybe some Henselt stuff if the store had it.

(ad ) MusicNotes.com
sheet music search
#1998125 - 12/12/12 01:26 AM Re: Your Favorite Collections in your Library [Re: Jermdog10]  
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
ChopinAddict Offline
6000 Post Club Member
ChopinAddict  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 6,451
Land of the never-ending music
Right now I really love the Cooper edition of Beethoven's Sonatas, but I do like all my kids in the cabinet. smile



[Linked Image]

Music is my best friend.


#1999284 - 12/14/12 08:00 AM Re: Your Favorite Collections in your Library [Re: Jermdog10]  
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 19,862
apple* Offline
apple*  Offline


Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 19,862
Kansas
don't forget to own a Scarlatti book.. his music is so pleasant.


accompanist/organist.. a non-MTNA teacher to a few

love and peace, Õun (apple in Estonian)
#1999295 - 12/14/12 08:38 AM Re: Your Favorite Collections in your Library [Re: Jermdog10]  
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 5,828
JoelW Offline
5000 Post Club Member
JoelW  Offline
5000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2012
Posts: 5,828
USA
My Henle scherzi is my prized possession.

#1999357 - 12/14/12 11:26 AM Re: Your Favorite Collections in your Library [Re: Jermdog10]  
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 122
asthecrowflies Offline
Full Member
asthecrowflies  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 122
London, Cambridge, San Francis...
Barenreiter's editions of Bach's Partitas, WTC, etc are top notch. you can't ask for a better Bach for ease of reading, fingering, and quality of material (debatable, perhaps).


Currently working on: Bach Partita 4, English Suite 2, Toccata d-minor, Chopin-op 10/1, Schubert Impromptus
#1999897 - 12/15/12 04:58 PM Re: Your Favorite Collections in your Library [Re: asthecrowflies]  
Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 9
Jermdog10 Offline
Junior Member
Jermdog10  Offline
Junior Member

Joined: Jun 2006
Posts: 9
Lincoln
Thank you all for your fine answers!

Apple*: after posting, I actually am going to purchase a collection of Scarlatti sonatas because I don't own one. And I've been lusting (too strong a word?) after them for a few months now. Anyways, thank you all for your suggestions! I will continue to mull over the information.

Thanks again,


Jeremy Cardamone, MM
#1999905 - 12/15/12 05:09 PM Re: Your Favorite Collections in your Library [Re: asthecrowflies]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 20,400
BruceD Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
BruceD  Offline

Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 20,400
Victoria, BC
Originally Posted by asthecrowflies
Barenreiter's editions of Bach's Partitas, WTC, etc are top notch. you can't ask for a better Bach for ease of reading, fingering, and quality of material (debatable, perhaps).


I was somewhat surprised and not a little disappointed that some recently ordered Bärenreiter "Authoritative Performing Editions" of Debussy are stapled rather than sewn. These are editions with 60 to 70 pages. I would expect that of an edition of just 8 or 12 pages, but not volumes as large as these.

Regards,


BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190
#2000130 - 12/16/12 07:50 AM Re: Your Favorite Collections in your Library [Re: BruceD]  
Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 122
asthecrowflies Offline
Full Member
asthecrowflies  Offline
Full Member

Joined: Mar 2012
Posts: 122
London, Cambridge, San Francis...
Hmm, that is somewhat surprising. Is that because they're "performing editions"? And Stapled is easier to keep open than sewn?

that said, i agree that i can't think of any respectable edition that is more than a dozen pages and stapled.


Currently working on: Bach Partita 4, English Suite 2, Toccata d-minor, Chopin-op 10/1, Schubert Impromptus
#2000224 - 12/16/12 12:54 PM Re: Your Favorite Collections in your Library [Re: asthecrowflies]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 20,400
BruceD Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
BruceD  Offline

Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 20,400
Victoria, BC
Originally Posted by asthecrowflies
Hmm, that is somewhat surprising. Is that because they're "performing editions"? And Stapled is easier to keep open than sewn?


Just the opposite, actually. In my experience, at least, a well-bound sewn edition (Henle, for example) lies much flatter on the music stand than these new Bärenreiter stapled editions (52 pages and 70 pages). Because each page is part of a double-page sheet folded in the centre, the natural tendency of the book is to close. The only way to get the book to stay open is to open it at the centre pages, fold it back, then turn to the pages you wish to read, and fold the volume back again before putting it on the music stand. This will, in very short order, weaken the centre pages and/or the cover at the staples, and soon centre pages will be falling out.

That said, the scholarship is quite remarkable; half of each of these volumes is dedicated (in German, English and French) to :
in the case of "Pour le Piano"
- genesis and publication history
- discussion of the work
- aesthetics and performance practie
- notes on the edition
- the sources
- translation of performance instruction

and, in the case of "Children's Corner"
- introduction
- genesis
- title and musical allusions
- aesthetics and performance practices
- editorial principles
- the sources

all very informative and worthwhile additions to the music.

Originally Posted by asthecrowflies
that said, i agree that i can't think of any respectable edition that is more than a dozen pages and stapled.


My Peters edition of the Schubert Impromptus (76 pages) is stapled and, over the years of use - although it's been relegated to the shelf after I purchased the Henle for the above-mentioned reasons - the centre pages are still intact but the cover has separated from the staples.

Regards,


BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190
#2000230 - 12/16/12 01:27 PM Re: Your Favorite Collections in your Library [Re: Jermdog10]  
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,051
JdhPiano924 Offline
1000 Post Club Member
JdhPiano924  Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1,051
Evansville, Indiana
One of my most used collections, is his dover Chopin book, with solo works, sort of a "greatest hits" of Chopin that covers major works from the many styles he composed it. I have used it more then any other book surprisingly, that and my Henle editions of Bach and Beethoven.

#2000490 - 12/16/12 11:57 PM Re: Your Favorite Collections in your Library [Re: BruceD]  
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,885
wr Offline
8000 Post Club Member
wr  Offline
8000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 8,885
Originally Posted by BruceD
Originally Posted by asthecrowflies
Barenreiter's editions of Bach's Partitas, WTC, etc are top notch. you can't ask for a better Bach for ease of reading, fingering, and quality of material (debatable, perhaps).


I was somewhat surprised and not a little disappointed that some recently ordered Bärenreiter "Authoritative Performing Editions" of Debussy are stapled rather than sewn. These are editions with 60 to 70 pages. I would expect that of an edition of just 8 or 12 pages, but not volumes as large as these.



If you want, you can find out what sort of binding they use on any given product at their website, before you order it.



#2000498 - 12/17/12 12:33 AM Re: Your Favorite Collections in your Library [Re: wr]  
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 20,400
BruceD Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
BruceD  Offline

Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member

Joined: May 2001
Posts: 20,400
Victoria, BC
Originally Posted by wr
Originally Posted by BruceD
Originally Posted by asthecrowflies
Barenreiter's editions of Bach's Partitas, WTC, etc are top notch. you can't ask for a better Bach for ease of reading, fingering, and quality of material (debatable, perhaps).


I was somewhat surprised and not a little disappointed that some recently ordered Bärenreiter "Authoritative Performing Editions" of Debussy are stapled rather than sewn. These are editions with 60 to 70 pages. I would expect that of an edition of just 8 or 12 pages, but not volumes as large as these.



If you want, you can find out what sort of binding they use on any given product at their website, before you order it.


So I see; it was not something I thought of checking when I ordered. It seems that many of their publications are now stapled. Makes me hesitate to purchase Barenreiter in the future.

Regards,


BruceD
- - - - -
Estonia 190
#2000501 - 12/17/12 12:39 AM Re: Your Favorite Collections in your Library [Re: Jermdog10]  
Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 6,493
Nikolas Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Nikolas  Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 6,493
UK
Stapled is definitely cheaper, especially if you go for low numbers in printing... I should know that.

But up to 60 pages (or so) it's very reasonable to have staples and do not create a problem really, as far as I'm aware.

Because I'm planning on the release of a couple of bigger books (80 and more than 100 pages) so I'm definitely looking into my options for sewed back and hard cover, but it's not easy to do in small numbers and it's rather expensive (I tend to repeat myself, right?)

#2000556 - 12/17/12 04:44 AM Re: Your Favorite Collections in your Library [Re: Jermdog10]  
Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,622
jeffreyjones Offline
2000 Post Club Member
jeffreyjones  Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Joined: Feb 2010
Posts: 2,622
San Jose, CA
I have the Henle clothbound Beethoven Sonatas, the full set of Chopin's works from PWM by Ekier, and Clara Schumann's edition of Robert's solo piano works. Beyond that, it's a hodgepodge of whatever editions I found that I liked enough to buy when I wanted them. I think every piece by Debussy is a different edition, and same for Bach.


Moderated by  Brendan, Kreisler 

Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
ad
Pierce Piano Atlas


(ad)
Pianoteq
Grotrian Concert
Royal
for Pianoteq out now
What's Hot!!
Why Do You Play The Piano?
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Brian Crain - Song for Sienna at 3:10 / measure 73
by TonyDIGITAL. 06/26/17 09:02 AM
How I encourage myself
by ManishP. 06/26/17 02:34 AM
Arpeggio note with melody note?
by ManishP. 06/26/17 01:47 AM
Binaural Upright Piano
by Jonky Ponky. 06/26/17 12:57 AM
(ad)
Sheet Music Plus
Sheet Music Plus Featured Sale
(ad)
Accu-Tuner
Sanderson Accu-Tuner
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics180,460
Posts2,639,116
Members88,189
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Check It Out!
There's a lot more to Piano World than just the forums.
Check It Out!
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers


 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2017 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0