The Pianist's Dictionary

The Pianist's Dictionary


Author : Maurice Hinson
Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN : 025304734X
Pages : 251 pages
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From A to Z to middle C: An “essential reference” for piano students, teachers, players, and music lovers, with hundreds of definitions (E.L. Lancaster, Alfred Music). The Pianist’s Dictionary is a handy and practical reference dictionary aimed specifically at pianists, teachers, students, and concertgoers. Prepared by Maurice Hinson and Wesley Roberts, this revised and expanded edition is a compendium of information gleaned from a combined century of piano teaching. Users will find helpful and clear definitions of musical and pianistic terms, performance directions, composers, pianists, famous piano pieces, and piano makers. The authors’ succinct entries make The Pianist’s Dictionary the perfect reference for compiling program and liner notes, studying scores, and learning and teaching the instrument. “This new edition is a go-to source for piano scholars and students for quick information on musical terms, pianists, major works in the piano repertoire, piano manufacturers, and more . . . comprehensive, easy to use.” —Jane Magrath, University of Oklahoma


Notes from the Pianist's Bench

Notes from the Pianist's Bench


Author : Boris Berman
Publisher : Yale University Press
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ISBN : 0300221525
Pages : 252 pages
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Berman addresses virtually every aspect of musical artistry and pedagogy. Ranging from such practical matters as sound, touch, and pedaling to the psychology of performing and teaching, this volume provides a master class for the performer, instructor, and student alike.


The Pianist's Craft

The Pianist's Craft


Author : Richard P. Anderson
Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN : 0810882051
Pages : 305 pages
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In The Pianist's Craft, Richard Anderson collects from his fellow pianist-scholars 18 articles on the teaching, preparation, and performance of works by the greatest composers in the standard piano repertoire. The contributors—all recognized nationally and internationally for their contributions as performing artists, teachers, recording artists, and clinicians—write thoughtfully about the composers whose work they have studied and played for years, examining questions of phrasing, tempo, articulation, dynamics, rhythm, color, gesture, lyricism, instrumentation, and genre. The Pianist's Craft is intended for teachers and students of the intermediate and advanced levels of piano, instructors and performers at the university level, and those who love piano and piano music generally.


The Pianist's Guide to Pedaling

The Pianist's Guide to Pedaling


Author : Joseph Banowetz
Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN : 025306676X
Pages : 326 pages
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" . . . a most precious book which every serious pianist and teacher must own." —Journal of the American Liszt Society Joseph Banowetz and four distinguished contributors provide practical suggestions and musicological insights on the pedaling of keyboard works from the 18th to the 20th century.


The Pianist's Hands

The Pianist's Hands


Author : Eugenio Fuentes
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1909807214
Pages : 289 pages
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As in so many cities in the heat of growth, Breda, Spain, is home to a modest construction company that wants to take advantage of the booming times to construct a luxury housing-complex in the suburbs. Although between the business partners there are differences of opinion and fears about such an ambitious project, the expectation of the sumptuous benefits push them to go through with the scheme. Then suddenly one day, the corpse of one of the partners appears inside one of the newly constructed buildings. Detective Ricardo Cupido delves into a passionate investigation where the alibis matter less than the dark and desolate description of the human condition.


The Pianist's Hand-book

The Pianist's Hand-book


Author : Carl Engel
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Pages : 234 pages
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Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, Fourth Edition

Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, Fourth Edition


Author : Maurice Hinson
Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN : 0253010233
Pages : 1216 pages
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Guide to the Pianist’s Repertoire continues to be the go-to source for piano performers, teachers, and students. Newly updated and expanded with over 250 new composers, this incomparable resource expertly guides readers to solo piano literature. What did a given composer write? What interesting work have I never heard of? How difficult is it? What are its special musical features? How can I reach the publisher? It’s all here. Featuring information for more than 2,000 composers, the fourth edition includes enhanced indexes. The new "Hinson" will be an indispensable guide for many years to come.


The Pianist's Guide to Historic Improvisation

The Pianist's Guide to Historic Improvisation


Author : John J. Mortensen
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
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ISBN : 0190920394
Pages : 223 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (19 users)

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"This book is for pianists who wish to improvise. Many will be experienced performers - perhaps even veteran concert artists - who are nevertheless beginners at improvisation. This contradiction is a reflection of our educational system. Those who attend collegiate music schools spend nearly all time and effort on learning, perfecting, and reciting masterpieces from the standard repertoire. As far as I can remember, no one ever taught or advocated for improvisation during my decade as a student in music schools. Certainly no one ever improvised anything substantial in a concert (except for the jazz musicians, who were, I regret to say, a separate division and generally viewed with complete indifference by the classical community). Nor did any history professor mention that, long ago, improvisation was commonplace and indeed an indispensable skill for much of the daily activity of a working musician. I continue to dedicate a portion of my career to "perfecting and reciting" masterpieces of the repertoire, and teaching my students to do the same. That tradition is dear to me. Still, if I have one regret about my traditional education, it's that it wasn't traditional enough. We have forgotten that in the eighteenth century - those hundred years that form the bedrock of classical music - improvisation was a foundation of music training. Oddly, our discipline has discarded a practice that helped bring it into being. Perhaps it is time to retrieve it from the junk heap of history and give it a good dusting off. I love the legends of the improvisational powers of the masters: Bach creating elaborate fugues on the spot, or Beethoven humiliating Daniel Steibelt by riffing upon and thereby exposing the weakness of the latter's inferior tunes. The stories implied that these abilities were instances of inexplicable genius which we could admire in slack-jawed wonder but never emulate. But that isn't right. Bach could improvise fugues not because he was unique but because almost any properly-trained keyboard player in his day could. Even mediocre talents could improvise mediocre fugues. Bach was exceptionally good at something which pretty much everyone could do at a passable level. They could all do it because it was built into their musical thinking from the very beginning of their training"--


The Pianist's Guide to Transcriptions, Arrangements, and Paraphrases

The Pianist's Guide to Transcriptions, Arrangements, and Paraphrases


Author : Maurice Hinson
Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN : 9780253214560
Pages : 192 pages
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Some of the most celebrated composers prepared piano transcriptions of their own works, as well as those of other composers. This volume is a bibliography of 2000 such works, for solo piano, duet, two pianos and one hand.


The Pianist's Hand-Book, a guide for the right comprehension and performance of our best Pianoforte music

The Pianist's Hand-Book, a guide for the right comprehension and performance of our best Pianoforte music


Author : Carl Engel (Composer for the Pianoforte.)
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Pages : 217 pages
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The Pianist's Problems

The Pianist's Problems


Author : William S. Newman
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Pages : 160 pages
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Modern Music and Musicians: Encyclopedic v. 1. The pianist's guide.;-v. 2-3. The great composers; critical and biographical sketches

Modern Music and Musicians: Encyclopedic v. 1. The pianist's guide.;-v. 2-3. The great composers; critical and biographical sketches


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The Black Body in Ecstasy

The Black Body in Ecstasy


Author : Jennifer C. Nash
Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN : 0822377039
Pages : 232 pages
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In The Black Body in Ecstasy, Jennifer C. Nash rewrites black feminism's theory of representation. Her analysis moves beyond black feminism's preoccupation with injury and recovery to consider how racial fictions can create a space of agency and even pleasure for black female subjects. Nash's innovative readings of hardcore pornographic films from the 1970s and 1980s develop a new method of analyzing racialized pornography that focuses on black women's pleasures in blackness: delights in toying with and subverting blackness, moments of racialized excitement, deliberate enactments of hyperbolic blackness, and humorous performances of blackness that poke fun at the fantastical project of race. Drawing on feminist and queer theory, critical race theory, and media studies, Nash creates a new black feminist interpretative practice, one attentive to the messy contradictions—between delight and discomfort, between desire and degradation—at the heart of black pleasures.


Holocaust Cinema Complete

Holocaust Cinema Complete


Author : Rich Brownstein
Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476641927
Pages : 488 pages
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Holocaust movies have become an important segment of world cinema and the de-facto Holocaust education for many. One quarter of all American-produced Holocaust-related feature films have won or been nominated for at least one Oscar. In fact, from 1945 through 1991, half of all American Holocaust features were nominated. Yet most Holocaust movies have fallen through the cracks and few have been commercially successful. This book explores these trends--and many others--with a comprehensive guide to hundreds of films and made-for-television movies. From Anne Frank to Schindler's List to Jojo Rabbit, more than 400 films are examined from a range of perspectives--historical, chronological, thematic, sociological, geographical and individual. The filmmakers are contextualized, including Charlie Chaplin, Sidney Lumet, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino and Roman Polanski. Recommendations and reviews of the 50 best Holocaust films are included, along with an educational guide, a detailed listing of all films covered and a four-part index-glossary.


Musical Creativity

Musical Creativity


Author : Irène Deliège
Publisher : Psychology Press
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ISBN : 1135422680
Pages : 448 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (135 users)

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This collection initiates a resolutely interdisciplinary research dynamic specifically concerning musical creativity. Creativity is one of the most challenging issues currently facing scientific psychology and its study has been relatively rare in the cognitive sciences, especially in artificial intelligence. This book will address the need for a coherent and thorough exploration. Musical Creativity: Multidisciplinary Research in Theory and Practice comprises seven sections, each viewing musical creativity from a different scientific vantage point, from the philosophy of computer modelling, through music education, interpretation, neuroscience, and music therapy, to experimental psychology. Each section contains discussions by eminent international specialists of the issues raised, and the book concludes with a postlude discussing how we can understand creativity in the work of eminent composer, Jonathan Harvey. This unique volume presents an up-to-date snapshot of the scientific study of musical creativity, in conjunction with ESCOM (the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music). Describing many of the different aspects of musical creativity and their study, it will form a useful springboard for further such study in future years, and will be of interest to academics and practitioners in music, psychology, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, neuroscience and other fields concerning the study of human cognition in this most human of behaviours.


Rautavaara's Journey in Music

Rautavaara's Journey in Music


Author : Barbara Blanchard Hong
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN : 1538172348
Pages : 293 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (538 users)

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Einojuhani Rautavaara, one of the most prolific composers of modern times, has been called Finland's most notable musical export after Sibelius. This biography discusses his life and works, showing his various style changes throughout his lifetime; it includes detailed information of stylistic analysis, libretto, provenance, and, often, reception.


Contemporary Piano Music

Contemporary Piano Music


Author : Madalena Soveral
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1527569934
Pages : 415 pages
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This collection addresses different issues involving performance and musical creation in contemporary piano music. Organised into three sections, it examines the aesthetic and technical aspects of musical creation in the 20th century, and evaluates the questions that these aspects pose regarding the interpretative and performative process. It also offers a reflection on artistic practices in the 21st century, and explores their contribution to redefining the contemporary performative field.