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: Paperback 6 b&w illus.
ISBN: 978-0-253-04732-8
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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, the most prolific writer on piano literature in the history of the instrument, taught for fifty-eight years at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. He was founding editor of the Journal of the American Liszt Society and the recipient of the Commemorative Medal by the Hungarian government for his contribution to research on Franz Liszt. Hinson is known for his many books on piano repertoire and journal articles, and for 300+ editions of piano works. His students have served in significant positions in universities and churches throughout the world.

Wesley Roberts is Professor of Music at Campbellsville University, where he teaches courses in piano, organ, and musicology. He has also been a visiting professor at the French Piano Institute (Paris) and Shanghai Normal University (China). Roberts has presented concerts as pianist and organist throughout the United States, in Europe, and in China, as well as presentations at conferences of the Music Teachers National Association and the European Piano Teachers Association.

Hinson and Roberts are co-authors of Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, Fourth Edition (IUP 2014) and The Piano in Chamber Ensemble, Second Edition (IUP 2006).

Sida Hodoroabă-Roberts is Adjunct Professor of French at Campbellsville University and a native of France with multilingual origins. She began her formative training in Paris, where she studied piano privately and earned a Licence de Musicologie at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. She came to the United States in 1977 and earned graduate degrees in church music at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and in French at the University of Louisville. She is editor of the Romanian-English bilingual hymn collection, Nicolae Moldoveanu—30 Hymns and Spiritual Songs/30 Imnuri i Cântări Spirituale.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition



Preface to the First Edition



List of Abbreviations



The Entries



Bibliography