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Music for the Piano

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Seven years in the making, this classic survey of music for the piano is the most comprehensive manual of its kind in English. It achieves a well-rounded treatment of the entire spectrum of the pianistic repertoire, from the pavanes and galliards of Byrd and Gibbons to the bewildering diversity of forms composed today. In a format making for quick and easy reference, it ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published March 17th 2011 by Dover Publications (first published June 1st 1973)
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Dennis
May 30, 2011 Dennis rated it it was amazing
I "read" this reference book back when I was learning how to play the piano. As a novice student of music, what I wanted most was interpretation and "difficulty" information about each piece of music so that I could decide whether to include it in my repertoire. Upon the recommendation of my piano teacher, I quickly ordered this book. I wasn't disappointed. This book was so good that it'll spoil you. Often, I couldn't decide on which piece to practice because my to-do list was simply too long -- ...more
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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.
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