The Pianist's Dictionary, Second Edition

The Pianist's Dictionary, Second Edition

Maurice Hinson and Wesley Roberts
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 04/01/2020
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-04731-1
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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.

Author Bio

Maurice Hinson was Senior Professor Emeritus at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he taught for 58 years. He was founding editor of the Journal of the American Liszt Society and author of numerous titles, including Music for More than One Piano: An Annotated Guide and Music for Piano and Orchestra, Enlarged Edition.

Wesley Roberts is Professor of Music at Campbellsville University, where he teaches courses in piano, organ, and musicology. He is author (with Maurice Hinson) of Guide to the Pianist’s Repertoire, Fourth Edition and The Piano in Chamber Ensemble, Second Edition.


“Hinson’s aim is clearly to provide a practical, user-friendly reference for the student and teacher and his tone throughout is informal and familiar. . . The Pianist’s Dictionary projects the voice of an engaging teacher at work in the studio.”
 — Music Reference Services Quarterly

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the First Edition

List of Abbreviations

The Entries