Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.5 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician

SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

Trying Something New with Search
(125ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad)
Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
(ad)
Piano Buyer Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Buyers Guide
Who's Online
57 registered (AndrewJCW, barbaram, augustm, ando, agraffe, 9 invisible), 1404 Guests and 9 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Live Piano Venues
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
Topic Options
#1094333 - 05/06/08 08:25 PM Looking for Guide to Standard Classical Pieces
Carol I. Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 198
Loc: Michigan
I'd love to find a book or a website that offers a commentary on some of the standard classical piano pieces. I have Jane Magrath's "The Pianist's Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature" which is helpful, but it doesn't go into as much detail as I'd like. I'm looking for a source of advice about interpretation, potential problems and challenges, areas requiring special attention, and perhaps background information that would aid in understanding the piece.

Has anyone found anything like this?

Carol
_________________________
Steinway D, No. 528716 (formerly CD-888)
Estonia L190, No. 6552
Blüthner B, No. 150915
Yamaha Clavinova CLP-380
Roland Digital Harpsichord C-30

Top
(ad)
Piano & Music Accessories
piano accessories music gifts tuning and moving equipment
#1094334 - 05/07/08 01:46 PM Re: Looking for Guide to Standard Classical Pieces
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
These are my favorites:

Music for the Piano by Friskin and Freundlich

Guide to the Pianist\'s Repertoire by Maurice Hinson

This topic has come up before; in fact, I posed a similar question myself in this thread !

Steven

Top
#1094335 - 05/07/08 07:52 PM Re: Looking for Guide to Standard Classical Pieces
Carol I. Offline
Full Member

Registered: 12/26/06
Posts: 198
Loc: Michigan
Steven,

Thanks so much! You've given me exactly what I was looking for; I'll order the two books you've recommended. The link to the previous thread is also helpful, and I'll look into those suggestions as well.

I was at a loss as to what key words to search on, so you've saved me hours of time. I'm very grateful! \:\)

Carol
_________________________
Steinway D, No. 528716 (formerly CD-888)
Estonia L190, No. 6552
Blüthner B, No. 150915
Yamaha Clavinova CLP-380
Roland Digital Harpsichord C-30

Top
#1094336 - 05/07/08 09:05 PM Re: Looking for Guide to Standard Classical Pieces
sotto voce Offline
6000 Post Club Member

Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 6163
Loc: Briarcliff Manor, NY, USA
Carol,

I do have a caveat with regard to the two titles I cited. While both of them are quite comprehensive in scope, the downside of that breadth is that there's not a lot of detail about the works listed.

In comparison, a book like Jane Magrath's (which I don't own, unfortunately) actually seems to treat individual pieces with greater depth even if it's less ambitious in overall scope. So, if you want more detailed analyses, you might find the guides I mentioned frustrating.

I'm sure there are some other titles that offer in-depth discussions of selected compositions by a more limited number of composers. Based on your own requirements and interests here, you might want to continue searching (whether here or at a site like Amazon) on keywords such as classical piano repertoire.

Steven

Top
#1094337 - 05/07/08 10:08 PM Re: Looking for Guide to Standard Classical Pieces
Karisofia Offline
Full Member

Registered: 02/13/08
Posts: 201
Loc: Wisconsin
Carol, if you can narrow your search to more specific compositions, I think you will find more. Some series or publishers offer workbooks or teacher's guides for classical publications. This includes Alfred's Masterwork Classics series (ed. Jane Magrath) and the Frederick Harris Celebration Series.
_________________________
Private Teacher
Member MTNA, WMTA, CVMTA
Local Association President
The Achievement Program Center Representative

Top

Moderator:  BB Player, casinitaly 
What's Hot!!
Italy Members - Please Check In
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

-------------------
Piano Classified Ads
(ad)
Calculator Looks Like Piano Keyboard
Calculator that looks like a piano keyboard
Piano Keyboard Calculator

New in the Piano World online store (PianoSupplies.com) now.
(ad)
Pianist Magazine
Pianist Magazine - Helping you become a better player
(ad)
Teaching Children Music
Teaching Music to Children
(ads)
PD - WNG - MH
Mason & Hamlin Piano Factory Tours
Piano Acc. & Gift Items in
Piano World's Online Store
In PianoSupplies.com ,(a division of Piano World) our online store for piano and music gifts and accessories, party goods, tuning equipment, piano moving equipment, benches, lamps Caster Cups and more.


Free Shipping on Jansen Artist Piano Benches
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Distance learning part time degree in music
by zyxwvu
Today at 01:47 AM
*New* -The Music of Paul Desmond, How Sweet it Was
by Dfrankjazz
Yesterday at 11:30 PM
Teacher recommendations in Chicago Northwest Suburbs?
by rich2k4
Yesterday at 10:51 PM
Did I just miss a great deal?
by Arghhh
Yesterday at 08:55 PM
New Kawai CA67 - Need Brighter Sound... help?
by Inna
Yesterday at 07:27 PM
Forum Stats
84,805 Registered Members
44 Forums
174,815 Topics
2,551,245 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2016 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission