Music For The Piano - James Friskin, Irwin Freundlich
This musicology classic and survey reviews the piano repertoire from 1580 to 1952 and the works of more than 500 composers. Annotations for each piece include comments on form, type of fingerwork, degree of difficulty, technical requirements, interpretative treatment, and the publisher's name. "Should be the constant companion of every pianist and teacher." — Virgil Thompson.
Notes On the Piano - Ernst Bacon, Sara Davis Buechner
"Should be a bedside reader for every author, composer, singer, critic, or layman interested in music." — Critic's Choice
Piano Professional Series: The Psychology of Piano Technique - Murray McLachlan
The Psychology of Piano Technique is much more than a musical self-help book, dealing with a large range of topics and problems which pianists of all levels constantly face. This fourth volume in the Piano Professional series takes a technical perspective on what have traditionally been seen as psychological issues, presenting a new approach for performing musicians and their teachers. Author Murray McLachlan deals with a wide range of subjects relevant to pianists including stage fright, inspiration, injury, short-term tactics for success and long-term development strategies. He also emphasizes the importance of a positive mind-set, and a comfortable, joyful and calmly creative way of thinking.
Piano Professional Series: The Psychology of Piano Technique - Mark Tanner
The Mindful Pianist presents amateurs and professionals with a fresh perspective on playing and performing. Applying the concept of mindfulness to the piano, this invaluable text explores the crucial connection between mind and body: how an alert, focussed mind fosters playing that is more compelling, more refined and ultimately more rewarding. It tackles the issues encountered by pianists when practising, performing, improvising and preparing for an exam: how to choose repertoire and memorise it; how to set about making an initial survey of a new piece; and how to take a more level-headed view of our aspirations. Drawing on the expert advice of 25 leading pianists and educationalists, this unique book offers a wealth of exercises and musical examples to help every player succeed in becoming a Mindful Pianist.
Un Nouvel Art Du Piano - Lucette Descaves
Piano, 400pp, edition revisée 1990, Exposés et ducumentation de pédagogie pianistique. French - Français.
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