Hey Everyone, this is a topic I am extremely interested in, but wondering what people have for their favorite resources, sort of putting together a bibliography. If anyone has printouts that help, please feel free to add as well.
I hope to go beyond the basics - Hinson, Gordon, Kirby just to name a few.
I can't claim to be up to date on this, but I think Hinson's collection, including chamber, is still the bible, superseding Friskin/Freundlich, for lists of repertoire. Another older annotated reference is Faurot, Concert Piano Repertoire
, interesting because of its sometimes snippy, yet illuminating comments. It is far from comprehensive.
If works about interpretation and piano playing are of interest, have a look at Charles Rosen's Beethoven's Piano Sonatas: A Short Companion
or Rosen's Piano Notes
, a book about the experience of playing the piano. Some other references: Beethoven on Beethoven
(William Newman); Joseph Haydn's Keyboard Music: Sources and Style
(Peter Brown); Schnabel's Interpretation of Piano Music
(Konrad Wolff); A History of Spanish Piano Music
(Linton E. Powell), which includes appendices of anthologies of early Spanish music and Spanish music since WWII (up to about 1970s). Also, The Piano Works of Claude Debussy
(E. Robert Schmitz) is a useful little book, though there are probably more recent ones.
On style: Howard Ferguson's Keyboard Interpretation
. My copy, which lives at the side of my piano, is quite tattered. For students new to piano and wanting inspiration and a general overview, I still recommend Harold Schonberg's The Great Pianists
. My library has more, but I think I may already have gone far afield of your search criteria.