Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, Fourth Edition

Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, Fourth Edition

Maurice Hinson and Wesley Roberts
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-253-01022-3
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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 more than 250 new composers, this incomparable resource expertly guides readers to solo piano literature and provides answers to common questions: 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?

New to the fourth edition are enhanced indexes identifying black composers, women composers, and compositions for piano with live or recorded electronics; a thorough listing of anthologies and collections organized by time period and nationality, now including collections from Africa and Slovakia; and expanded entries to account for new material, works, and resources that have become available since the third edition, including websites and electronic resources. The "newest Hinson" will be an indispensible guide for many years to come.

Author Bio

Maurice Hinson is Senior Professor of Piano at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and was founding editor of the Journal of the American Liszt Society.

Wesley Roberts is Professor of Music at Campbellsville University.


“The release of any book by Maurice Hinson (this time with co-author Wesley Roberts) is a major event, especially in the piano world. This Fourth Edition of Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire represents an accomplishment of staggering proportion, with over 1200 pages, more than 300 pages longer than the Third Edition. Dr. Hinson describes it as an updated ‘practical listing of the important piano literature,’ but it offers significantly more than that. In addition to the inestimable value of finding little known works, the reader also benefits from the lucid descriptions and practical information about piano music from 1700 to the present. This ‘Guide’ is an extraordinary resource for anyone devoted to the rich repertoire for the piano.”
 — Nelita True, Eastman School of Music

“Praise for the 3rd Edition: "[A]n important tool for any pianist or musicologist who wants to explore the piano repertoire. Its thoroughness and scholarly approach are products of the most painstaking research and labors of love." —Journal of the American Liszt Society Praise for the 2nd Edition: “As the reader may already know, Hinson is sui generis! And we owe him renewed thanks.” —The American Music Teacher “Highly recommended . . . .” —American Reference Books Annual “The appearance of the revised and enlarged edition of Guide to the Pianist’s Repertoire is an event to celebrate . . .” —Notes “[S]tuffed with information . . .” —The Musical Times “[A]s a concise reference work, it stands alone . . . .” —Choice”

“[T]his volume, as its predecessors, is excellent for piano teachers planning recitals. ”
 — American Reference Books Annual

“This is an indispensable tool to any piano performer or student desiring to widen their musical horizons. ”
 — La Lettre du Musicien

“This guide by Hinson . . . has been regarded as the leading English-language reference tool for solo piano literature since it was first published in 1973. Each succeeding edition has expanded in scope and quality. . . . Highly recommended. ”
 — Choice

“After perusing this comprehensive book, pianists will have a new list of music to learn!”
 — American Music Teacher

“The chapter on anthologies and collections will be invaluable to teachers and pianists wishing to explore new musical worlds.”
 — International Piano

“[T]he latest Hinson/Roberts Guide still remains a necessary resource for pianists, pedagogues, and libraries.dec. 2014”

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Table of Contents

Using the Guide
American Agents, Distributors, or Parent Companies of Music Publishers
Address of Music Publishers
Part I: Individual Composers: Their Solo Piano Works in Various Editions and Facsimile Reproductions
Part II: Anthologies and Collections
Appendix: Historical Recital Programs
Anton Rubinstein, 1885-1886
Ferruccio Busoni, 1911
Ossip Gabrilowitsch, 1915-1916
Alphabetical List of Composers under Nationality Designations
Black Composers
Women Composers
Compositions for Piano and Live or Recorded Electronics
Compositions for Prepared Piano
Title Index to Anthologies and Collections
Title Index to Anatomy of a Classic, Vistuoso Series, and Van Cliburn Competition commissioned
works and Publishers

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