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by Maurice Hinson

The scope and excellence of this handbook designate it the major compendium of information about chamber music that involves the piano as an equal partner. - "MLA Notes". If chamber music is Othe music of friends, then Maurice Hinson may be remembered one of chamber music's greatest friends of all. - "Contemporary Keyboard". "The Piano in Chamber Ensemble" describes over 3200 compositions, from duos to octets, by more than 1600 composers. It is divided into sections according to the number of instruments involved, then subdivided according to the actual scoring. Keyboard, string, woodwind, brass, and percussion players and their teachers will find a wealth of chamber works from all periods.
Download The Piano in Chamber Ensemble: An Annotated Guide epub
ISBN: 0253210550
ISBN13: 978-0253210555
Category: Photography
Subcategory: Music
Author: Maurice Hinson
Language: English
Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr (March 1, 1996)
Pages: 570 pages
ePUB size: 1384 kb
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Rating: 4.9
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Maurice Hinson's _Guide to Pianist's Repertoire_ is now a standard fixture on the bookshelves of performers and teachers everywhere. The current volume is another staggeringly comprehensive repertoire guide, listing published chamber music written with the piano as an equal partner, in combinations of up to eight instruments, composed since 1700 (although a few works prior to that date are included). Hinson follows the format he has used before, grouping works by instrumentation, with the emphasis being on locating publishers. Other information is given as available, for example, movement titles, timings, no. of pages, level of difficulty, etc. (It may be noted that no discography is attempted.) Selected works are given descriptive annotations and evaluations. While a volume of this type will invariably require multiple editions to stay current, the information contained herein will be of value for many years to come.
This book is a great resource for pianists interested in the extensive body of music written for piano together with instrumental ensembles of all kinds. It is extremely well organized according to the actual ensemble; e.g, duos for piano and violin, duos for piano and clarinet, trios for piano, violin, and cello, etc., and alphabetically by composer within each category. The annotations of the individual works are very useful giving some idea of the nature of the work, level of difficulty, and score recommendations. I cannot recommend this book too highly.
Great book, highly informative. I'm using it all the time.