First Book for Pianists

First Book for Pianists

Haydn was primarily responsible for shaping the Classical style of performance. During the 18th century, when composers focused mainly on the sonata, quartet and symphony, Haydn's slow-maturing genius assimilated and consolidated the trends into an individual style that was both inspired and disciplined. These eight pieces are among Haydn's easiest works and are presented in their unsimplified, original form. Based on careful study, the editorial markings are clearly distinguished from the composer's.

A First Book of Haydn

A First Book of Haydn

Focusing on the composer's melodies and style, and offering simplified keys and suggested fingerings, this collection features 35 selections from the symphonies, sonatas, and more. Includes link to MP3 downloads for each piece.

Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, third edition

Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, third edition

"The Hinson" has been indispensable for performers, teachers, and students. Now updated and expanded, it's better than ever, with 120 more composers, expertly guiding pianists to solo literature and answering the vital questions: What's available? How difficult is it? What are its special features? How does one reach the publisher? The "new Hinson" includes solo compositions of nearly 2,000 composers, with biographical sketches of major composers. Every entry offers description, publisher, number of pages, performance time, style and characteristics, and level of difficulty. Extensively revised, this new edition is destined to become a trusted guide for years to come.

Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, Fourth Edition

Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, Fourth Edition

Guide to the Pianist’s Repertoire continues to be the go-to source for piano performers, teachers, and students. Newly updated and expanded with over 250 new composers, this incomparable resource expertly guides readers to solo piano literature. 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? It’s all here. Featuring information for more than 2,000 composers, the fourth edition includes enhanced indexes. The new "Hinson" will be an indispensable guide for many years to come.

Pianists Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature

Pianists Guide to Standard Teaching and Performance Literature

This reference book is an invaluable resource for teachers, students and performers for evaluating and selecting piano solo literature. Concise and thoroughly researched, thousands of works, from the Baroque through the Contemporary periods, have been graded and evaluated in detail. Includes an alphabetical list of composers, explanations of works and much more.

A First Book of Classical Music for the Beginning Pianist

With Downloadable MP3s

A First Book of Classical Music for the Beginning Pianist

Twenty-nine piano arrangements include Ode to Joy, Sheep May Safely Graze, and works by Chopin, Grieg, Handel, Vivaldi, Liszt, Haydn, and many others, plus a free MP3 download for every piece.

Joseph Haydn's Keyboard Music

Sources and Style

Joseph Haydn's Keyboard Music

"Few musical repertoires have attracted such a convenient and thorough compendium of knowledge." --Early Music News "A. Peter Brown has performed an excellent service for devotees of early keyboard music, and for all students of eighteenth-century music . . . " --Early Keyboard Journal "A. Peter Brown has created a unique compendium, discussing all of Haydn's works with keyboard, comparing them and placing them in a variety of contexts, historical, social and scholarly." --Journal of the American Musicological Society " . . . stimulating . . . a book for which pianists . . . must be thankful." --Journal of the American Liszt Society Haydn scholar A. Peter Brown offers the first detailed and comprehensive study of the composer's keyboard works, encompassing the solo sonatas, keyboard trios, accompanied divertimentos, concertos, concertinos, and Klavierstücke.

A First Book of Classical Music

A First Book of Classical Music

Presents arranged music for twenty-nine songs made popular by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Handel, and Rachmaninoff.

A First Book of Great Composers

for the Beginning Pianist with Downloadable MP3s

A First Book of Great Composers

Ever-popular themes from the symphonies, concertos, and operas of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Mozart, Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, and many others. This collection includes a free MP3 download for every piece.

A First Book of Brahms

26 Arrangements for the Beginning Pianist

A First Book of Brahms

Suitable for beginning pianists of all ages, this volume includes the famous "Lullaby," the theme from "Academic Festival Overture," "Hungarian Dance No. 5," excerpts from "A Study for the Left Hand," more.