Books

Recommended Readings:

Historical Development of the Piano

The Piano – The New Grove Musical Instruments Series – Phillip Belt

Early Keyboard Instruments A Practical Guide  – David Rowland

The Cambridge Companion to Piano  – David Rowland

Keyboard Instruments in 18th century Vienna – Richard Maunder

Five Centuries of Keyboard Music – John Gillespie

The Piano The Complete Illustrated Guide to the World’s most popular musical instrument  – Jeremy Siepmann

The Piano-Forte Its History Traced to the Great Exhibition of 1851  – Rosamund Harding

Makers of the Piano 1700-1820  Vol 1 – Martha Novak Clinkscale

Makers of the Piano 1820-1860 Vol 2 – Martha Novak Clinkscale

Essay on the True Art of Playing Keyboard Instruments – C P E Bach

Piano Technique

Keyboard Interpretation from the 14 to the 19th Century: An Introduction – Howard Ferguson

The Craft of Piano Playing: A New Approach to Piano Technique – Alan Fraser

Touch and Expression in Piano Playing – Clarence G Hamilton

The Art of Piano Playing – Henrich Neuhaus

Famous Pianists and Their Technique – Reginald R Gerig

Piano Technique – Walter Gieseking and Karl Leimer

Piano Playing: With Questions and Answers – Josef Hofmann

The Leschetizky Method: A Guide to Fine and Correct Piano Playing – Malwine Bree

Leschetizky’s Fundamental Principles of Piano Technique – Malwine Bree

The Pianist’s Problem – William S Newman

On Piano Playing – Gyorgy Sandor

The Act of Touch in all Its Diversity – An Analysis and Synthesis of Pianoforte Tone- Production  – Tobias Matthay

The First Principle of Pianoforte Playing – Extracted from the Author’s The Act of Touch  – Tobias Matthay

Some Commentaries on the Teaching of Pianoforte Technique A Supplement to The Act of Touch and First Principle  – Tobias Matthay

The Craft of Piano Playing: A New Approach to Piano Technique – Alan Fraser

The Art of Piano Playing : A Scientific Approach – George Kochevitsky

Piano Technique Tone, Touch, Phrasing and Dynamics –  Lille H Phillip

Mozart and The Pianist- A Guide for Performer, Teacher to Mozart’s major works for solo piano – Michael Davidson

Touch and Expression in Piano Playing – Clarence G Hamilton

Piano Professional Series: The Foundations of Technique (Piano Solo) – Murray McLachlan

Piano Technique in Practice (Piano Solo) – Murray McLachlan

Mastering Piano Technique: A Guide for Students, Teachers and Performers – Seymor Fink

Master School of Virtuoso Piano Playing Volume 1: Finger Exercises – Alberto Jonas

Master School of Virtuoso Piano Playing Volume 2: Scales – Alberto Jonas

 

Piano Pedagogy

Musical Interpretation, Its Laws and Principles, and Their Application in Teaching and Performing – Tobias Matthay

The Art of Teaching Piano, The Classic Guide and reference book for all piano teacher – Denes Agay

Pianists Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature – Jane Magrath

Teaching Music Musically – Keith Swanwick

The Teacher – A Simple Guide to a daily life – Kevin Mayhew

England’s Piano Sage: The Life and Teaching of Tobias Matthay – Stephen Siek

Etudes of Piano Teachers: Reflections on the Teacher’s Art – Stewart Gordon

Performance Practice

The Art of Finger – Rami Bar- Niv

Natural Fingering: A Topographical Approach to Pianism – Jon Verbalis

The Art of Pedaling: Two Classic Guides – Anton Rubinstein and Teresa Carreno

The Pianist’s Guide to Pedaling – Joseph Banowetz

The Art of Pedaling: A Manual for the Use of of Piano Pedals – Heinrich Gebharb

Playing Beyond The Notes: A Pianist’s Guide to Musical Interpretation – Deborah Rambo Sinn

Ornamentation Questions and Answer Manual – Valery Lloyd-Palmer, Carole L Bigler

A Performer’s Guide to Music of the Baroque Period – Various Author

A Performer’s Guide to Music of the Classical Period – Various Author

A Performer’s Guide to Music of the Romantic Period – Various Author

Performance Practices in Classic Piano Music: Their Principles and Application – Sandra P Rosenblum

Music Interpretation Its Law and Principles and their Application in Teaching and Performance – Tobias Matthay

After the Golden Age:Romantic Pianism and Modern Performance – Kenneth Hamilton

The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Making music from the Heart – Madeline Bruser, Yehudi Menuhin

The Musician’s Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness – Gerald Klickstein

Interpretation of the Music of the 17th and 18th Centuries – Arnold Dolmetsch

The Interpretation of Early Music – Robert Donington

A Performer’s Guide to Baroque Music – Robert Donington

The Practice Process – Paul Harris

The Practice Revolution – Phillip Johnston

Performance Practice: Music After 1600 – Howard Mayer Brown and Stanley Sadie

Music Education

The Perfect Wrong Note – Learning to Trust Your Musical Self – William Westney

The Teacher – A Simple Guide to a daily life – Nick Fawcett

The Mindful Pianist – Mark Tanner

Music From the Inside out – Charlotte Thomlinson

The Non Musician’s Guide to Parenting a Piano Player – Peter Walsh

The Inner Game of Music –  Barry Green

The Inner Games of Tennis – Timothy Gallway

A Guide to Pianist’s Repertoire, Fourth Edition – Maurice Hinson and Weslie Robert

The Pianist’s Repertoire- Chopin A Graded Practical Guide – Elenor Bailie

A Dictionary for Modern Pianist – Stephen Siek

General

A Pianist’s Dictionary: Reflections on a Life – Alan Hersh

A Pianist’s Dictionary – Maurice Hinson

Performance Practice: Dictionary Guide for Musician – Roland Jackson

The Oxford Companion to Music – Alison Latham

The Lives of the Great Composers – Harold C Shonberg

Great Pianists on Piano Playing: Godowsky, Hofmann, Lhevinne, Paderewski and 24 Other Legendary Performers – James Francis Cooke

Great Pianists of the Golden Age – Marguerite and Terry Broadbent

Sergei Rachmaninoff School of Musicianship and Technique: A Guide for Keyboard Performers – Dr. Andrew Adams

Speaking of Pianists – Abram Chasins

Great Contemporary Pianists Speaks for Themselves – Elyse Mach

Great Pianists Speaks – Adele Marcus

Piano Lesson with Claudio Arrau – Victoria A Von Arx

Piano Notes: The World of the Pianist – Charles Rosen

Playing Beyond The Notes: A Pianist’s Guide to Musical Interpretation – Deborah Rambo Sinn

Anthology of Baroque Keyboard Music Late Intermediate to Early Advance Work by 42 Composers –  Edited by Maurice Hinson

Anthology of Classical Keyboard Music Late Intermediate to Early Advance Work by 27 Composers – Edited by Maurice Hinson

Anthology of Romantic Keyboard Music Late Intermediate to Early Advance Work by 36 Composers – Edited by Maurice Hinson

With Your Own Two Hands : Self-Discovery Through Music – Seymour Bernstein

For Children

Sebastian Bach, The Boy from Thuringia –  Opal Wheeler and Sybil Deucher

What’s So Great About Bach?: A Biography of Johann Sebastian Bach Just for Kids –  Sam Rogers

Johann Sebastian Bach (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers) –  Mike Venezia

George Handel (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers) – Mike Venezia

Why Handel Waggled His Wig – Steven Isserlis

Handel at the Court of King – Opal Wheeler and Sybil Deucher

The 39 Apartments of Ludwig Van Beethoven – Jonah Winter and Barry Blitt

Beethoven for Kids: His life and Music with 21 Activities (For Kids Series) – Helen Bauer

Ludwig Van Beethoven (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers) – Mike Venezia

Beethoven Lives Upstairs –  Barbara Nichol

Ludwig Van Beethoven and the Chiming Tower Bells – Opal Wheeler and Sybil Deucher

Why Beethoven Threw Stew – Steven Isserlis

Beethoven’s Wig – Beethoven’s Wig

Beethoven’s Wig 2 – Beethoven’s Wig

Beethoven’s Wig 3 – Beethoven’s Wig

Beethoven’s Wig 4 – Beethoven’s Wig

Who was Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart –  Yona Zeldis McDonough and Carrie Robbins

Mozart the Wonder Boy –  Opal Wheeler and Sybil Deucher

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers) – Mike Venezia

Federic Chopin (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers) – Mike Venezia

Johannes Brahms (Getting to Know the World’s Greatest Composers) – Mike Venezia

Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue –  Anna Harwell Celenza

Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite – Anna Harwell Celenza

The Heroic Symphony –  Anna Harwell Celenza

The Farewell Symphony –  Anna Harwell Celenza

The Carnival of the Animals –  Camille Saint Sean  – Jack Prelutsky

Saint-Saen’s Danse Macabre – Anna Harwell Celenza

Franz Schubert and his Merry Friend – Opal Wheeler and Sybil Deucher

The Magic Flute – An Opera by Mozart – Adapted by Kyra Teis

Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf: With a Fully – Orchestrated and Narrated CD –  Janet Schulman (Adapter), Sergei Prokofiev

Peter and the Wolf – Sergei Prokofiev (Author), Charles Mikolaycak (Illustrator)

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