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Title:
Guide to the pianist's repertoire.
Author:
Hinson, Maurice.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Bloomington : Indiana University Press [1973]
Physical Description:
xlv, 831 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
"An effort has been made to grade representative works of each composer."

"Specifically related bibliographic entries of books and periodical articles have been incorporated into the main body of the text."
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780253327000
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

"The Hinson" has been indispensable for performers, teachers, and students. Now updated and expanded, it's better than ever, with 120 more composers, expertly guiding pianists to solo literature and answering the vital questions: What's available? How difficult is it? What are its special features? How does one reach the publisher? The "new Hinson" includes solo compositions of nearly 2,000 composers, with biographical sketches of major composers. Every entry offers description, publisher, number of pages, performance time, style and characteristics, and level of difficulty. Extensively revised, this new edition is destined to become a trusted guide for years to come.


Reviews 1

Choice Review

Appreciable information has been added to this edition that makes it valuable but does not necessarily render the 1973 edition (CH, Jul '73) obsolete. The new Chopin section, which considers each individual opus, is a notable improvement, and virtually every composition is graded. Performance times are sometimes unaccountably omitted: for works by Karol Szymanowski, no times are given although recordings are available, and most of Francis Poulenc's compositions suffer a similar fate, even those most popular and accessible. Also puzzling is the inclusion of biographical and critical notes for some composers and their omission for others. Some comments are subjective, but reflect the views of knowledgeable musicians, hence are valuable, particularly for those using the volume outside class. Hinson's book does not give the information provided by F.E. Kirby's Short History of Keyboard Music (1966), nor does it claim to; but as a concise reference work, it stands alone. For piano teachers, undergraduate, graduate, community college, and public libraries.-J.E. Johnson, Northland College


Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First EditionUsing the Guide
Abbreviations
American Agents or Parent Companies of Music Publishers
Addresses of Music Publishers
Part I Individual Composers, Their Solo Piano Works in Various Editions and Facsimile Reproductions
Part II Anthologies and Collections
General
General: Contemporary
Tombeaux, Hommages
American
Austrian
Belgian
Brazilian
Bulgarian
Canadian
Chinese
Czech
Czech, Twentieth Century
Dutch
English
English Virginalists
Finnish
French
French Clavecinists
German
German: Bach Family
Greek
Hungarian
Irish
Israeli
Italian
Italian: Twentieth Century
Japanese
Latin American
New Zealand
Polish
Portuguese
Rumanian
Russian
Scandinavian
Scottish
Serbian
Spanish
Swiss
Indexes
Alphabetical List of Composers under Nationality Designations
Black Composers
Women Composers
Compositions for Piano and Tape
Compositions for Prepared Piano
Title Index to Anthologies and Collections