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#2091172 - 05/29/13 05:31 AM Re: Piano Books [Re: gooddog]  
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Notes on the Piano; Ernst Bacon (this book is to the piano, what Harvey Penick's Little Red Book is to golf)

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#2091213 - 05/29/13 07:37 AM Re: Piano Books [Re: gooddog]  
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"I'm a concert pianist--that's a pretentious way of saying I'm unemployed at the moment."--Oscar Levant

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#2091260 - 05/29/13 09:16 AM Re: Piano Books [Re: Polyphonist]  
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I thought I could only link to something that is already on the internet. When I post a picture, I have to upload it to PW and they send me a link. Help?


Best regards,

Deborah
#2091319 - 05/29/13 10:30 AM Re: Piano Books [Re: gooddog]  
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Originally Posted by gooddog
I thought I could only link to something that is already on the internet. When I post a picture, I have to upload it to PW and they send me a link. Help?

No you don't. Let another site host it, or take it off the Internet, and insert that directly into your post, like so:

[Linked Image]


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Polyphonist
#2091334 - 05/29/13 10:43 AM Re: Piano Books [Re: gooddog]  
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#2091473 - 05/29/13 02:54 PM Re: Piano Books [Re: Mark_C]  
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Originally Posted by Mark_C
Deborah: I think most people are fine with how it is. smile

...but of course Mark must disagree with me. laugh


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#2093318 - 06/01/13 11:34 AM Re: Piano Books [Re: gooddog]  
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Updated June 1, 2013. It would be much appreciated if you would save me time and update it yourself by hitting Quick Quote and inserting your entry.

A Practical Guide to Solo Piano Music; Barnard (Lists, Lists, and more Liszts. This covers rough levels of advanced pieces.)

A Natural History of the Piano, the instrument, the music the musicians-from Mozart to modern Jazz; Isacoff

After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance; Hamilton; (19th century piano playing versus modern playing)

Alfred Brendel on Music: Collected Essays; Brendel; (Lots of interesting thoughts by a great musician)

Alkan; The Music; Smith;

Am I Too Loud?; Moore (Memoirs of an accompanist)

A Music Study in Germany; Fay; (Music scene of the late 1800's)

An Amateur at the Keyboard…; Yates (History,accompanying, public music etc)

An Equal Music; Seth;

A Pianist's Landscape; Montparker (memoir, reflection)

Art of Performance; Schenker; (performance, technique, practicing.)

Art of Piano Playing, The; Neuhaus; (Autobiographical and advice on technique)

Art of Practicing, The; Bruser; (Suggestions for practicing with relaxation, all instruments)

Art of Practicing, The; Whitton;

Art of the Piano; Diebboll; (Beautiful pianos)

Aspects de Chopin; Alfred Cortot (don't know if it is translated to English)

At the piano with Fauré; Marguerite Long

Bachanalia Altschuler guide to wtc

Bad Boy of Music; Antheil; (biography)

Basic Principles of Pianoforte Playing Lhevinne;

Beethoven Remembered: The Biographical Notes of Franz Wegeler and Ferdinand Ries by Wegeler and Ries (recollections of Beethoven by his long-time friends)

Beethoven; Solomon; (Biography)

Beetoven's Letters; Ludwig van Beethoven (fascinating read; as close to LvB as we will ever get; free on Kindle)

Beethoven's Piano Sonatas, a short companion Rosen, Charles

Body and Soul; Conroy;

Broadwood by Appointment: a History; Wainwright;

Cambridge Companion to Liszt; Hamilton ed.;

Capture the Inspiration; Schmitz; (Kinesiology of piano playing)

Chopin, a New Biography; Zamoyski;

Chopin: Pianist and Teacher: As Seen by his Pupils; Eigeldinger, ed.;

Chopin: The Reluctant Romantic Siepmann an excellent bio of Chopin, but it concludes with brief interviews with a whole slew of big name pianists talking about Chopin's music, how they play it and why

Company of Pianos; Burnett; (history of early pianos, early piano builders and firms / influence of early piano development on the output of the classical composers)

Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying a Piano; Flinn;

Conversation on Music, A; Rubinstein,Anton;

Conversations with Arrau; Horowitz;

Dance and the Music of J.S. Bach; Little, Jenne, Jenne; (Bach's dance music)

Ecstacy and Tragedy of Genius Glenn Gould; Oswald; (Biography, psychological study)

Effortless Mastery; Werner;

Embellishments of Music Russell 1894

Evenings with Horowitz Dubal

Famous Pianists and their Technique; Gerig; (Overview of schools and approaches to technique)

Farewell Recital; Moore; (Memoirs of an accompanist)

French Pianism: A Historical Perspective; Timbrell; (Overview and interviews with French Pianists)

Furthermoore; Moore; (Memoirs of an accompanist)

Giraffes, Black Dragons and Other Pianos; Good; (A technical history from Cristofori to the modern concert grand)

Grand Obsession; Knize; (Perri's journey to find the perfect piano)

Great Pianists on Piano Playing; Cooke; (Information and practical advice from great pianists + biographical sketches)

Great Pianists, The; Schoenberg;

Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire; Hinson; (available online at http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/iol/ Review and levels for common piano pieces. This does cover advanced pieces.)

Harold Bauer, His Book; Bauer (biography)

I Really Should Be Practicing; Graffman; (Autobiography)

Improve Your Piano Playing; Meffin; (Tips)

Inner Game of Music; Green; (Techniques for mastering nerves and tension)

Interpreting Bach at the Keyboard; Badura-Sokda;

Interpreting Mozart; Badura-Skoda

The Ivory Trade: Music and the Business of Music at the Van Cliburn Competition Horowitz

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician; Wolff; (Biography)

Just Being at the Piano; Chase;

Life and Liszt; Friedhelm; (Intoxicating memoir)

Life, Paint and Passion; Cassou; (Intuitive approach to creating, focus is on painting but applicable)

Listening to the Twentieth Century; Ross; (historical and musical overview of 20th century composers, music, and the music scene)

Lives and Times of the Great Composers; Steen;

Lives of the Great Composers; Schonberg;

The Loser Bernhard Fiction, Glenn Gould is one of the characters

Mastering Piano Technique; Fink;

Memories of Beethoven: From the House of the Black-Robed Spaniards by Gerhard von Breuning (the personal notes of a man who was close to Beethoven as a child)

Men, Women and Pianos; Loesser; (History of pianos)

Me of All People: Alfred Brendel in Conversation with Martin Meyer Meyer

Moriz Rosenthal in Word and Music: A Legacy of the Nineteenth Century; Mitchell and Evans fascinating

Mozart Wolfgang Hildesheimer  funny, witty, biography

Mozart: A Life; Solomon; (Biography)

Music at the Limits Said collection of columns/articles he wrote for various publications; all are interesting; not all are piano-specific

Music at Your Fingertips; Slenczynska; (Piano advice for artist and amateur)

Music for the Piano Friskin and Freundlich guide to repertoire

Musical Elaborations Said

Musical Ornaments Harding quite old, not date

Musical Thoughts and Afterthoughts Brendel

My Husband, Gabrilowitsch; Clemens; (biography)

My Life and Music Schnabel Reminiscences on his career and studies with Leschetizky

My Life in Music; Barenboim; (Barenboim's experiences as a pianist and conductor. Interesting insights into the art of conducting.)

My Life with the Great Pianists; Mohr; (Personal reflections of a technician, caveat: heavy on religion).

My Many Years; Rubinstein; (Autobiography)

My Nine Lives: A Memoir of Many Careers in Music; Leon Fleisher and Anne Midgette

My Young Years; Rubinstein; (Autobiography)

Note by Note; Tunstall; (Memoirs of a piano teacher)

Notes from a Pianist's Bench; Berman; (technique, interpretation emotion)

Notes of a Pianist; Gottschalk; (Memoirs of a 19th century pianist)

Notes on the Piano Bacon

On Music; Brendel;

On Piano Playing; Whiteside; (Combines "Indispensables of Piano Playing" and "Mastering the Chopin Etudes and Other Essays)

On Piano Playing; Sandor; (Practical program for developing physical skills essential to accomplished playing)

Ornamentation: A Question & Answer Manual; Lloyd-Watts, Bigler; (How to perform ornaments for intermediate pianists)

Passionate Practice; Elson; (EH...Evolving your attitude about playing, tension, nerves and performing.)

Pianist's Guide to Pedaling; Banowetz;

Pianists Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature, The; Magrath; (Review and levels for common elementary to early advanced piano literature. Does not cover the advanced pieces.)

pianist's problems, The; William Newman

Piano - The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand; Barron;

Piano Book; Fine; (Piano construction, purchasing, brands)

Piano Girl; Goldsby; (Amusing memoir, insights into piano playing)

Piano Handbook Complete Guide; Humphries; (Tutorial)

Piano Lessons/Music Love and True Adventures; Adams

The Piano Master Classes of Franz Liszt, 1884-1886: Diary Notes of August Göllerich Jerger

Piano Notes; Rosen; (notes from a concert pianist)

Piano Pieces Sherman

Piano Playing with Questions Answered; Hofmann; (Great pianist's advice).

Piano Roles; Parakilas; (Social history of the piano)

Piano Technique; Leimer & Kieseking; (technique, memorizing)

Piano Works of Debussy Schmitz

Piano; Crombie; (Photographic history of the piano)

Pierce Piano Atlas; Ashley, Pierce; (Piano business, manufacturing, serial numbers etc)

Playing Bach on the Keyboard - A Practical Guide; Troeger;

Playing the Beethoven Piano Sonatas; Taub;

Playing the Piano for Pleasure; Cooke; (1940's - advice on how to practice.)

Play It Again Rusbridger story of an amateur pianist and busy journalist who set out to learn and perform Chopin's Ballade No1 in one year.

Poet's Love; Moore; (Songs of Robert Schumann)

Rachmaninoff; Harrison; (Biography)

Reminiscing with Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, Robert Kimball and William Bolcom;

The Rest is Noise Ross

Romance on Three Legs; Hafner; (Biography Glenn Gould)

Schubert Song Cycles; Moore;

Schumann on Music; Robert Schumann (selection from Schumann's critiques from his Neue Zeitshcrift days)

Sergei Rachmaninoff a lifetime in music Bertensson & Leyda

Singer and Accompanist; Moore; (Interpretation of 50 songs)

Speaking of Pianists; Chasins; (Personal reflections on the great pianists of the early 20th century)

Sviatoslav Richter: Notebooks and Conversations; Monsaingeon; (catnip for Richter fans)

Sviatoslav Richter; pianist; Karl Aage Rasmussen (not the final word on Richter yet, but a decent bio)

The Teaching of Artur Schnabel - A Guide to Interpretation Wolff

Temperament; Isacoff;

The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven; Rosen;

The Craft of Piano Playing; Fraser;

The Death of David Debrizzi; Micou; novel of a piano prodigy, told from the perspective of the prodigy's first teacher, full of biting wit)

The Mephisto Waltz; Stewart: (horror novel about dying concert pianist who befriends a younger pianist who gave up professional aspirations)

The Mozart Companion; Robbins, Landon, Mitchell;

The Perfect Wrong Note; Westney; (Advice on practice, nerves and performance. )

The Pianist's Problems; Newman;

The Pianist's Repertoire; Bailie; (graded practical guide with suggestions on study and performance)

The Piano Shop on the Left Bank; Carhart; (charming story)

The Rest is Noise; Listening to the Twentieth Century.; Ross; historical and musical overview of twentieth century composers, music, and the music scene.

The Unashamed Accompanist; Moore; (memoirs of an accompanist)

The Visible and Invisible in Pianoforte Technique; Matthay; (Matthay's famous method -complete)

This is Your Brain on Music; Levitin;

Tipbook - Piano: The Best Guide of Your Instrument; Pinksterboer; (Lessons, practicing, jargon, history, etc.)

Under the Lid; Brady; (Technician's advice on piano maintenance with fascinating anecdotes about pianists and concert prep.)

Virtuosi: A Defense and a (Sometimes Erotic) Celebration of Great Pianists Michell Interesting, but highly opinionated and often catty look at... virtuoso pianists

Virtuoso: Story of John Ogdon; Brenda Lucas Ogdon

What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body; Mark; (Alexander Technique and anatomy for pianists)

With Your Own Two Hands; Bernstein, S; (pianists practical program for conquering nervousness, sharpening memory, concentration, coordination, flexibility)

Wonders of the Piano; Bielefeldt; (How pianos are made)


Best regards,

Deborah
#2093322 - 06/01/13 11:45 AM Re: Piano Books [Re: gooddog]  
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Updated June 1, 2013. It would be much appreciated if you would save me time and update it yourself by hitting Quick Quote and inserting your entry.


Oh no, you created this monster, now you must feed it. laugh

#2093923 - 06/02/13 12:47 PM Re: Piano Books [Re: gooddog]  
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Adding on "Alice's Piano - The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer." It's a biography written about Alice Herz-Sommer, the oldest living Holocaust survivor. She's an accomplished pianist that was sent to Theresienstadt, which was being used as a propaganda camp. She performed in at least 100 concerts while being held there. (Frank Baxter recently created this thread about her documentary.)







A Practical Guide to Solo Piano Music; Barnard (Lists, Lists, and more Liszts. This covers rough levels of advanced pieces.)

A Natural History of the Piano, the instrument, the music the musicians-from Mozart to modern Jazz; Isacoff

After the Golden Age: Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance; Hamilton; (19th century piano playing versus modern playing)

Alfred Brendel on Music: Collected Essays; Brendel; (Lots of interesting thoughts by a great musician)

Alice's Piano; The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer; Muller, Melissa and Piechocki, Reinhard

Alkan; The Music; Smith;

Am I Too Loud?; Moore (Memoirs of an accompanist)

A Music Study in Germany; Fay; (Music scene of the late 1800's)

An Amateur at the Keyboard…; Yates (History,accompanying, public music etc)

An Equal Music; Seth;

A Pianist's Landscape; Montparker (memoir, reflection)

Art of Performance; Schenker; (performance, technique, practicing.)

Art of Piano Playing, The; Neuhaus; (Autobiographical and advice on technique)

Art of Practicing, The; Bruser; (Suggestions for practicing with relaxation, all instruments)

Art of Practicing, The; Whitton;

Art of the Piano; Diebboll; (Beautiful pianos)

Aspects de Chopin; Alfred Cortot (don't know if it is translated to English)

At the piano with Fauré; Marguerite Long

Bachanalia Altschuler guide to wtc

Bad Boy of Music; Antheil; (biography)

Basic Principles of Pianoforte Playing Lhevinne;

Beethoven Remembered: The Biographical Notes of Franz Wegeler and Ferdinand Ries by Wegeler and Ries (recollections of Beethoven by his long-time friends)

Beethoven; Solomon; (Biography)

Beetoven's Letters; Ludwig van Beethoven (fascinating read; as close to LvB as we will ever get; free on Kindle)

Beethoven's Piano Sonatas, a short companion Rosen, Charles

Body and Soul; Conroy;

Broadwood by Appointment: a History; Wainwright;

Cambridge Companion to Liszt; Hamilton ed.;

Capture the Inspiration; Schmitz; (Kinesiology of piano playing)

Chopin, a New Biography; Zamoyski;

Chopin: Pianist and Teacher: As Seen by his Pupils; Eigeldinger, ed.;

Chopin: The Reluctant Romantic Siepmann an excellent bio of Chopin, but it concludes with brief interviews with a whole slew of big name pianists talking about Chopin's music, how they play it and why

Company of Pianos; Burnett; (history of early pianos, early piano builders and firms / influence of early piano development on the output of the classical composers)

Complete Idiot's Guide to Buying a Piano; Flinn;

Conversation on Music, A; Rubinstein,Anton;

Conversations with Arrau; Horowitz;

Dance and the Music of J.S. Bach; Little, Jenne, Jenne; (Bach's dance music)

Ecstacy and Tragedy of Genius Glenn Gould; Oswald; (Biography, psychological study)

Effortless Mastery; Werner;

Embellishments of Music Russell 1894

Evenings with Horowitz Dubal

Famous Pianists and their Technique; Gerig; (Overview of schools and approaches to technique)

Farewell Recital; Moore; (Memoirs of an accompanist)

French Pianism: A Historical Perspective; Timbrell; (Overview and interviews with French Pianists)

Furthermoore; Moore; (Memoirs of an accompanist)

Giraffes, Black Dragons and Other Pianos; Good; (A technical history from Cristofori to the modern concert grand)

Grand Obsession; Knize; (Perri's journey to find the perfect piano)

Great Pianists on Piano Playing; Cooke; (Information and practical advice from great pianists + biographical sketches)

Great Pianists, The; Schoenberg;

Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire; Hinson; (available online at http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/iol/ Review and levels for common piano pieces. This does cover advanced pieces.)

Harold Bauer, His Book; Bauer (biography)

I Really Should Be Practicing; Graffman; (Autobiography)

Improve Your Piano Playing; Meffin; (Tips)

Inner Game of Music; Green; (Techniques for mastering nerves and tension)

Interpreting Bach at the Keyboard; Badura-Sokda;

Interpreting Mozart; Badura-Skoda

The Ivory Trade: Music and the Business of Music at the Van Cliburn Competition Horowitz

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician; Wolff; (Biography)

Just Being at the Piano; Chase;

Life and Liszt; Friedhelm; (Intoxicating memoir)

Life, Paint and Passion; Cassou; (Intuitive approach to creating, focus is on painting but applicable)

Listening to the Twentieth Century; Ross; (historical and musical overview of 20th century composers, music, and the music scene)

Lives and Times of the Great Composers; Steen;

Lives of the Great Composers; Schonberg;

The Loser Bernhard Fiction, Glenn Gould is one of the characters

Mastering Piano Technique; Fink;

Memories of Beethoven: From the House of the Black-Robed Spaniards by Gerhard von Breuning (the personal notes of a man who was close to Beethoven as a child)

Men, Women and Pianos; Loesser; (History of pianos)

Me of All People: Alfred Brendel in Conversation with Martin Meyer Meyer

Moriz Rosenthal in Word and Music: A Legacy of the Nineteenth Century; Mitchell and Evans fascinating

Mozart Wolfgang Hildesheimer  funny, witty, biography

Mozart: A Life; Solomon; (Biography)

Music at the Limits Said collection of columns/articles he wrote for various publications; all are interesting; not all are piano-specific

Music at Your Fingertips; Slenczynska; (Piano advice for artist and amateur)

Music for the Piano Friskin and Freundlich guide to repertoire

Musical Elaborations Said

Musical Ornaments Harding quite old, not date

Musical Thoughts and Afterthoughts Brendel

My Husband, Gabrilowitsch; Clemens; (biography)

My Life and Music Schnabel Reminiscences on his career and studies with Leschetizky

My Life in Music; Barenboim; (Barenboim's experiences as a pianist and conductor. Interesting insights into the art of conducting.)

My Life with the Great Pianists; Mohr; (Personal reflections of a technician, caveat: heavy on religion).

My Many Years; Rubinstein; (Autobiography)

My Nine Lives: A Memoir of Many Careers in Music; Leon Fleisher and Anne Midgette

My Young Years; Rubinstein; (Autobiography)

Note by Note; Tunstall; (Memoirs of a piano teacher)

Notes from a Pianist's Bench; Berman; (technique, interpretation emotion)

Notes of a Pianist; Gottschalk; (Memoirs of a 19th century pianist)

Notes on the Piano Bacon

On Music; Brendel;

On Piano Playing; Whiteside; (Combines "Indispensables of Piano Playing" and "Mastering the Chopin Etudes and Other Essays)

On Piano Playing; Sandor; (Practical program for developing physical skills essential to accomplished playing)

Ornamentation: A Question & Answer Manual; Lloyd-Watts, Bigler; (How to perform ornaments for intermediate pianists)

Passionate Practice; Elson; (EH...Evolving your attitude about playing, tension, nerves and performing.)

Pianist's Guide to Pedaling; Banowetz;

Pianists Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature, The; Magrath; (Review and levels for common elementary to early advanced piano literature. Does not cover the advanced pieces.)

pianist's problems, The; William Newman

Piano - The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand; Barron;

Piano Book; Fine; (Piano construction, purchasing, brands)

Piano Girl; Goldsby; (Amusing memoir, insights into piano playing)

Piano Handbook Complete Guide; Humphries; (Tutorial)

Piano Lessons/Music Love and True Adventures; Adams

The Piano Master Classes of Franz Liszt, 1884-1886: Diary Notes of August Göllerich Jerger

Piano Notes; Rosen; (notes from a concert pianist)

Piano Pieces Sherman

Piano Playing with Questions Answered; Hofmann; (Great pianist's advice).

Piano Roles; Parakilas; (Social history of the piano)

Piano Technique; Leimer & Kieseking; (technique, memorizing)

Piano Works of Debussy Schmitz

Piano; Crombie; (Photographic history of the piano)

Pierce Piano Atlas; Ashley, Pierce; (Piano business, manufacturing, serial numbers etc)

Playing Bach on the Keyboard - A Practical Guide; Troeger;

Playing the Beethoven Piano Sonatas; Taub;

Playing the Piano for Pleasure; Cooke; (1940's - advice on how to practice.)

Play It Again Rusbridger story of an amateur pianist and busy journalist who set out to learn and perform Chopin's Ballade No1 in one year.

Poet's Love; Moore; (Songs of Robert Schumann)

Rachmaninoff; Harrison; (Biography)

Reminiscing with Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, Robert Kimball and William Bolcom;

The Rest is Noise Ross

Romance on Three Legs; Hafner; (Biography Glenn Gould)

Schubert Song Cycles; Moore;

Schumann on Music; Robert Schumann (selection from Schumann's critiques from his Neue Zeitshcrift days)

Sergei Rachmaninoff a lifetime in music Bertensson & Leyda

Singer and Accompanist; Moore; (Interpretation of 50 songs)

Speaking of Pianists; Chasins; (Personal reflections on the great pianists of the early 20th century)

Sviatoslav Richter: Notebooks and Conversations; Monsaingeon; (catnip for Richter fans)

Sviatoslav Richter; pianist; Karl Aage Rasmussen (not the final word on Richter yet, but a decent bio)

The Teaching of Artur Schnabel - A Guide to Interpretation Wolff

Temperament; Isacoff;

The Classical Style: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven; Rosen;

The Craft of Piano Playing; Fraser;

The Death of David Debrizzi; Micou; novel of a piano prodigy, told from the perspective of the prodigy's first teacher, full of biting wit)

The Mephisto Waltz; Stewart: (horror novel about dying concert pianist who befriends a younger pianist who gave up professional aspirations)

The Mozart Companion; Robbins, Landon, Mitchell;

The Perfect Wrong Note; Westney; (Advice on practice, nerves and performance. )

The Pianist's Problems; Newman;

The Pianist's Repertoire; Bailie; (graded practical guide with suggestions on study and performance)

The Piano Shop on the Left Bank; Carhart; (charming story)

The Rest is Noise; Listening to the Twentieth Century.; Ross; historical and musical overview of twentieth century composers, music, and the music scene.

The Unashamed Accompanist; Moore; (memoirs of an accompanist)

The Visible and Invisible in Pianoforte Technique; Matthay; (Matthay's famous method -complete)

This is Your Brain on Music; Levitin;

Tipbook - Piano: The Best Guide of Your Instrument; Pinksterboer; (Lessons, practicing, jargon, history, etc.)

Under the Lid; Brady; (Technician's advice on piano maintenance with fascinating anecdotes about pianists and concert prep.)

Virtuosi: A Defense and a (Sometimes Erotic) Celebration of Great Pianists Michell Interesting, but highly opinionated and often catty look at... virtuoso pianists

Virtuoso: Story of John Ogdon; Brenda Lucas Ogdon

What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body; Mark; (Alexander Technique and anatomy for pianists)

With Your Own Two Hands; Bernstein, S; (pianists practical program for conquering nervousness, sharpening memory, concentration, coordination, flexibility)

Wonders of the Piano; Bielefeldt; (How pianos are made)

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I have placed the list in a spreadsheet, FWIW.

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#2102269 - 06/14/13 01:04 AM Re: Piano Books [Re: AimeeO]  
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Capture the Inspiration; Schmitz; (Kinesiology of piano playing)

Should this be
The Capture of Inspiration
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#2102279 - 06/14/13 02:11 AM Re: Piano Books [Re: gooddog]  
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It should be, that is what I wrote.

I guess Schmitz' book on the piano music of Debussy, The Piano Works of Claude Debussy, should be on the list.


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#2104079 - 06/17/13 09:03 PM Re: Piano Books [Re: gooddog]  
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Perhaps this is as good as any thread to ask this question...

Has anyone seen this book: "Anna Nikolaevna Esipova:", by Nikolai Bertenson, pub. 1960, Leningrad.

It may not have been translated from the original Russian, although I would have it translated. Because she was the student and wife of Leschetizky, and a formidable pianist-teacher in her own right, I am very interested in acquiring this book.

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#2104087 - 06/17/13 09:17 PM Re: Piano Books [Re: gooddog]  
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Jonathan,

You might contact this importer.

http://shop.russia-on-line.com/text/contact.php

Good Luck!


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#2104095 - 06/17/13 09:36 PM Re: Piano Books [Re: Minnesota Marty]  
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Originally Posted by Minnesota Marty
Jonathan,
You might contact this importer.http://shop.russia-on-line.com/text/contact.php

Good Luck!


Thank you Marty, I will look into it.

#2104213 - 06/18/13 03:26 AM Re: Piano Books [Re: gooddog]  
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Couple of my favorite books:
Domenico Scarlatti; Ralph Kirkpatrick
The Keyboard Sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti; W.Dean Sutcliffe



#2104217 - 06/18/13 03:35 AM Re: Piano Books [Re: BDB]  
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Originally Posted by BDB
I guess Schmitz' book on the piano music of Debussy, The Piano Works of Claude Debussy, should be on the list.

That's a fine and thorough book in my opinion. I wonder though, how close was Schmitz actually to Debussy? It appears he cannot have been awfully old when Debussy died? I'm asking because the edition that I have (Dover press) states that he was a good friend of Debussy, so...In any case, a good read for sure.

Regarding his other book the capture of inspiration, I'm having troubles finding info/excerpts. Is it out of print or something? Hard to find info online.

#2104219 - 06/18/13 03:40 AM Re: Piano Books [Re: gooddog]  
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And I guess nobody knows whether anyone is intending to translate Samuil Feinberg's "Pianism as art"? Segments have been translated so far. Every pianist I know that understands russian says it is undoubtedly one of the most valuable books on piano playing.

#2104386 - 06/18/13 11:53 AM Re: Piano Books [Re: gooddog]  
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I had a good friend who studied with Schmitz. He said that Schmitz would accompany Mary Garden when she sang for Debussy. I think he studied the piano works with Debussy.

Schmitz worked to get Jewish musicians out of France ahead of the Nazis. That is how Darius Milhaud came to Mills College and Pierre Monteux came to the San Francisco Symphony. He is sadly neglected these days, but he was a great humanitarian.

The Capture of Inspiration is long out of print, as are the accompanying editions of music. I have the book and the Chopin and Thompson Etudes which he edited. I guess they would be easier to find around here, since he ended up in San Francisco.


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#2104390 - 06/18/13 11:57 AM Re: Piano Books [Re: gooddog]  
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I was told that the CHopin etudes have a COMPLETELY unique set of fingerings unlike all other editions. I believe someone told me that the left hand opening stuff in the Revolutionary etude alters between two fingers??? (presumably for clearer accents...?)

#2104479 - 06/18/13 03:12 PM Re: Piano Books [Re: gooddog]  
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Not that I am aware of. The opening of the Revolutionary is fingered the same in all three editions that I have: Schmitz, Paderewski and Friedheim.


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#2144793 - 09/05/13 06:14 PM Re: Piano Books [Re: gooddog]  
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Wonderful book on the Chopin piano concertos (also covers the Allegro de Concert) - highly recommended:

John Rink - Chopin: The Piano Concertos
http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/music/nineteenth-century-music/chopin-piano-concertos

Here is a comprehensive summary/review of the book:
http://www.usc.edu/dept/polish_music/PMJ/issue/3.1.00/bonkowski_rink.html

#2145984 - 09/07/13 06:57 PM Re: Piano Books [Re: gooddog]  
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Can new contributors please add their selections to the master list? Just hit "quick quote" on the list and add yours alphabetically. Thanks!


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FYI - I'll be moving this to the FAQ section of the site fairly soon. Add your other favorites now!


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#2146354 - 09/08/13 12:30 PM Re: Piano Books [Re: Kreisler]  
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Originally Posted by Kreisler
FYI - I'll be moving this to the FAQ section of the site fairly soon. Add your other favorites now!

Excellent. Thank you.

I'd just like to add, please add your selections to the master list by clicking on quick quote. That way, maintaining the list becomes a group effort.


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