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Piano: Performance Literature

Performance Literature

Scores of performance literature for piano 


Selected books from the library's collection
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Pictures at an Exhibition: For the Piano by Mussorgsky
M24.M87 P5 1952  Check Availability
Image:Piano_literature_picturesatanexhibitionscore.jpg From the staff:
A virtuosic set of pieces later orchestrated by Ravel and much later arranged and performed by Emerson Lake and Palmer, the piano version is still the most definitive.
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Complete Ballades, Impromptus and Sonatas by F. Chopin
M22.C46 B3 M55 1998  Check Availability
Image:Piano_literature_chopinballadesimpromtussonatas-resizeto90.jpg From the score:
"Frédéric Chopin's four ballades, four impromptus and three sonatas are among the composer's most mature works, [rivaled] only by his scherzos and polonaises for extended thematic development and formal structure. In their broader scope and more dramatic impact, these important compositions show us Chopin's other face, balancing those brief, wonderfully melodious pieces--the waltzes, preludes and mazurkas--that make up his most popular repertoire."
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Zweite Sonate für Klavier by Paul Hindemith
M23.H55 no.2  Check Availability
Image:Piano_literature_hindemithsonata.jpg From the staff :
One of Hindemith's most popular piano sonatas.
Deux Arabesques by Claude Debussy
M25.D25 D4  Check Availability
Image:Piano_performanceliterature_deuxarabesques.jpg From the staff:
One of Berklee's most favored composers, the deux arabesques are a standard piece of repertoire.
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Complete Preludes for Piano: Op. 3, 23, 32 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
M22.R24 P74 1994  Check Availability
Image:Piano_performanceliterature_preludesrachmaninoff.jpg From
"Complete Preludes For Piano (Op. 3, Op. 23, Op. 32). (Centennial Edition). By Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943). For solo piano. Piano Collection. Classical Period. SMP Level 10 (Advanced). Collection. Standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 108 pages."
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Sonata No. 2 for Piano: Concord, Mass., 1840-1860 by Charles E. Ives
M23.I94 no.2  Check Availability
Image:Piano_literature_charlesivessonata.jpg From the catalog:
"The reading taken from the composer's Essays before a sonata, written primarily as a preface for this sonata." Emerson.--Hawthorne.--The Alcotts.--Thoreau.
The Walrus In Memoriam by Terry Riley
M25.R55 W35 1991  Check Availability
Image:Piano_literature_thewalrusinmemoriam.jpg From the catalog:
Based on John Lennon's Beatles song, "I Am the Walrus."
Seriously Brubeck: Original Music by Dave Brubeck
MP22.B78 S47 2003  Check Availability
Image:Piano_performanceliterature_seriouslybrubeck.jpg‎ From
"This comprehensive anthology of Dave Brubeck's serious piano works is a must for every Brubeck fan. These dynamic works for the early advanced to advanced player are enveloped within boundaries of romanticism yet remain cutting-edge. [This score contains] dramatic concert works that effectively showcase Brubeck's compositional genius." This folio includes numerous photos.
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Das Wohltemperierte Klavier = The Well Tempered Clavier: 48 Preludes and Fugues by Johann Sebastian Bach
M22.B23 W6 1960z v.2  Check Availability
Image:Das_Wohltemperierte_Klavier.jpg‎ From Google Books:
"A newly engraved edition of the 48 preludes and fugues, Volume II for piano was edited by the noted Bach expert Dr. Hans Bischoff. It includes a table of embellishments and a preface from Dr. Bischoff. KALMUS EDITIONS are primarily reprints of Urtext Editions, reasonably priced and readily available. They are a 'must' for students, teachers, and performers."
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43 Piano Sonatas: Complete in 4 Volumes by Joseph Haydn
M23 .H39 K35  Check Availability
Image:No_cover_image_available-SCORES.jpg From the catalog:
Contents includes: "v. 1. Sonata no. 52 in E flat major, 1798; No. 34 in E minor, 1778; No. 45 in E flat major, 1789; No. 44 in G minor, 1786; No. 35 in C major, 1780; No. 36 in C♯ minor, 1780; No. 37 in D major, 1780; No. 43 in A flat major, 1786; No. 19 in D major, 1767; No. 40 in G major, 1784; No. 11 in G major, 1767 -- v. 2. Sonata No. 27 in G major, 1776; No. 28 in E flat major, 1776; No. 29 in F major, 1776; No. 14 in D major, 1767; No. 21 in C major, 1773; No. 39 in G major, 1780; No. 13 in E major, 1767; No. 18 in B flat major, 1770; No. 33 in D major, 1778; No. 23 in F major, 1773; No. 2 in B flat major, 1778, bef. 1765; No. 5 in A major, 1763."
Sonaten von W.A. Mozart by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
M23 .M69 K64 v.2  Check Availability
Image:No_cover_image_available-SCORES.jpg From the catalog:
"score (2 v.)"
Sonatas for Piano: Original Version, Unedited by Ludwig van Beethoven
M23 .B4 K3 v.1  Check Availability
Image:No_cover_image_available-SCORES.jpg From the catalog:
Contents: "v.1. Sonatas 1-15.--v.2. Sonatas 16-32."
Piano Works by Johannes Brahms
M22.B73 K35  Check Availability
Image:Piano_Works_Johannes_Brahms.jpg‎ From Google Books:
"The music of Brahms shows great respect for the form and structure of eighteenth-century classicism, yet it also incorporates the romantic style that was typical of the nineteenth century. Brahms is considered a giant among nineteenth-century composers of chamber music and symphonies."
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Piano Music (1888-1905) by Claude Debussy
M22.D43 P5 1973  Check Availability
Image:Piano_Music_1888-1905_Claude_Debussy.jpg‎ From the score's copyright page:
"Piano Music is a new collection of piano music by Claude Debussy composed and published between 1888 and 1905."
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Piano Masterpieces of Maurice Ravel by Maurice Ravel
M22 .R38 D6 1986  Check Availability
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"Handsome, affordable treasury of outstanding works by French master: Pavane pour une infante défunte, Jeux d'eau, Sonatine, Miroirs, Menuet antique, Gaspard de la nuit, more. Influential works belong in the repertoire of every serious pianist."
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Twentieth-Century Piano Classics by Igor Stravinsky, Arnold Schoenberg, and Paul Hindemith
M21 .T95 1999  Check Availability
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"Pianists at intermediate and advanced levels will applaud this fine compilation of works by a trio of the century’s most significant composers. Contents include Stravinsky’s Three Movements from Petrushka, Rag Time, Piano-Rag-Music, and The Five Fingers: 8 Very Easy Melodies on 5 Notes; Schoenberg’s Symphony, Op. 9, Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11, and Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19; and Hindemith’s 1922: Suite for Piano, Op. 26. Reprinted from authoritative editions."
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George Gershwin's Preludes for Piano by George Gershwin
M25.G469 P7 1980  Check Availability
Image:George_Gershwins_Preludes_for_Piano.jpg‎ From the catalog:
Contents: "1. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso -- 2. Andante con moto e poco rubato -- 3. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso."
Klavierstück: Op. Posth. by Anton Webern
M25.W43 K5  Check Availability
Image:No_cover_image_available-SCORES.jpg From
"There is precious little Webern piano music. Aside from appearances in ensembles and, more plentifully, as an accompaniment in songs, the pianoforte figures into Webern's mature catalog only three times: first, a tiny solo piano Kinderstück [Children's Piece] composed in 1924, and last, the Piano Variations, Op.27 of 1936. In between these two is a two-page Klavierstück written in 1925 as one of Webern's very earliest experiments into the workings of Arnold Schoenberg's brand-new twelve-tone method." - Blair Johnston
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Works for Piano, Prepared Piano and Toy Piano. Volume 4, (1933-1952) by John Cage
M22.C24 T36 2004  Check Availability
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"The pieces in this volume are newly engraved and each is edited by acclaimed Cage pianist Margaret Leng Tan. 'This volume offers a treasure of lesser-known works by Cage. . . . The editorial suggestions will help pianists to better understand the composer's attention to details in the score as well as his variety of musical styles during this time period.'" - Clavier, July/August 2005.