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Title Piano Duet Repertoire
Music Originally Written for One Piano, Four Hands
Author Cameron McGraw
Publisher Indiana University Press
ISBN 0-253-14766-2

This guidebook is the most famous and important literature about piano duet (one piano, four hands).
The outline of this guidebook by the publisher is given in the following.

Originating in the eighteenth century as a kind of musical curio, the piano duet reached its zenith during the nineteenth century when playing one piano, four hands came to be the favorite social and musical pastime in every affluent parlor. Its current revival attests to the medium's intrinsic appeal as a unique compositional device; the only musical encounter in which two people using the full resources of a single instrument effectively perform music specifically written or arranged for that combination.

As a purely pedagogical tool the piano duet is of unparalleled value in providing training in musicianship and ensemble playing, in sight reading, and in rhythmic control. For both serious study and diversion it offers a distinctive literature of first-rate music at every level of technical proficiency. Yet the varied literature it has inspired has been largely neglected and, even to some musicians, remains unknown.

In Piano Duet Repertoire Cameron McGraw goes a long way toward remedying that situation. He has included some 1,700 composers in his descriptive listing of works from 1760 to the present, arranged alphabetically by composer. Full bibliographical information is provided for nearly 3,200 compositions, with indications showing which works are currently in print and from which libraries and archives reproductions of outof-print works may be obtained.

One appendix lists anthologies and collections of four-hand music, with their contents; a second one is an index to the piano duets with voice(s) or other instruments described in the main listing. Piano teachers will appreciate the annotations, the gradelevel indications, and the wealth of attractive instructional materials included.

Providing easy access to essential information, Piano Duet Repertoire is an invaluable reference for both amateur and professional pianists. (Indiana University Press)

Title Music for More than One Piano
An Annotated Guide
Author Maurice Hinson
Publisher Indiana University Press
ISBN 0-253-33952-9

This guidebook can be given as the most important materials about music for more than one piano.
The outline of this guidebook by the publisher is given in the following.

Music for more than one keyboard instrument dates back at least to the piece "For Two Virginals" by Giles Farnaby (ca. 1560-ca. 1620), found in the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book. The iiii, of development continued through the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras; and the two-piano medium is still strong today, with many twentiethcentury composers, in their desire for new timbres, writing for previously untried groupings.

In an alphabetic listing by composer, Music for More than One Piano describes works for two or more keyboard instruments, composed mainly since 1700. Maurice Hinson covers all the standard composers and introduces contemporary composers of merit. He also includes what he considers outstanding transcriptions of works originally written for the piano and other media.

The range of combinations can be seen from the indexes, which contain such categories as works for two, three, four, or more pianos; for two or more pianos with other instruments, voice, or tape; for piano and harpsichord; for two player pianos; and for two pianos tuned a quarter-tone apart. There are compositions to be performed on two pianos by one, two, three, and four players, as well as one work for two players, two left hands.

Hinson answers the key questions: What is there? What is it like? Where can I get it? For each entry he provides the date of composition or publication, the publishers, the editions available, the number of pages, the performance time, and the level of difficulty.
His remarks about the style, the performance problems, or the history of the piece are, as ever, both insightful and delightful.
Music for More than One Piano is a practical guide to a stimulating genre. Teachers, students, and performers eager to expand their repertoires will find much rewarding literature here. (Indiana University Press)

Title The Pianost's Guide to Transcriptions, Arrangements, and Paraphrases
Author Maurice Hinson
Publisher Indiana University Press
ISBN 0-253-32745-8

It is the first rank as the materials for transcription, arrangement and paraphrase for piano.
The author of this guidebook is the same as the author of "Music for more than one piano".

Title Keybord Duets from the 16th to the 20th century for One and Two pianos
Author Howard Ferguson
Publisher Oxford University Press
IDBN 0-19-816548-X

This book provids many informations that the way of playing and history about piano duet.

This commentary is very exactly to understand. Because,each units are exactly put into shape simply and explained. The outline of this guidebook by the publisher is given in the following.

Piano duets, whether on one piano or two, are among the most enjoyable forms of music-making in which pianists can take part. Their technical demands range from the very simple to the extremely difficult; every pianist, whether amateur or professional, will always find in the vast repertoire something to suit his or her capabilities.

It is often thought that the duet repertoire consists entirely of arrangements of classical symphonies, overtures, and chamber music, but this is not the case. A great many works, often of the finest quality, were originally written for one medium or the other.

Keyboard Duets describes the chronology of the piano duet and music for two pianos, from their earliest beginnings in the 16th century to the present day, investigates various technical problems, and also provides a selective list of original duets that have genuine musical or historical interest.

Howard Ferguson studied composition with R.O.Morris at the Royal College of Music, and piano privately with Harold Samuel. Himself a composer, Ferguson taught composition at the Royal Academy of Music for fifteen years (1947-1962). He was also involved in a piano-duet partnership with the late Denis Matthews, but now concentrates mainly on musicology and editing music.

His publications include: Keyboard Interpretation from the 14th to the 19th century; Styles & Interpretation Volumes 1-6; Early Keyboard Music Volumes 1-8; the Harpsichord Works of Purcell; the complete Piano works of Schubert; and also (with R.O.Morris) Preparatory Exercises in Score Reading. (Oxford University Press)

Title Dictionary of Piano Works for Duet
Author Harunori Matsunaga
Publisher Shunju-sha (Tokyo, Japan)
ISBN 4-393-93008-8

This publication is the only guidebook in Japan about piano duet.

About 500 works are taken away and explained.

A commentary is easy to understand, and polite, and then detailed.
Description is only Japanese.

Title The New Grove Dictionary of Music & Musicians
Publisher Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
ISBN 1-56159-174-2

This dictionary is the most famous and the most trustworthy music encyclopedia.

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