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James Friskin/Irwin Freundlich: Music For The Piano


Seven years in the making, this classic survey of music for the piano is the most comprehensive manual of its kind in English. It achieves a well-rounded treatment of the entire spectrum of the pianistic repertoire, from the pavanes and galliards of Byrd and Gibbons to the bewildering diversity of forms composed today. In a format making for quick and easy reference, it comprises direct and carefully researched brief characterizations of every major work, as well as an enormous number of minor works, composed for the piano by more than 500 composers between 1580 and 1952. The annotations to each piece touch on form, type of fingerwork, degree of difficulty, technical requirements and interpretative treatment, and always include the publisher's name. Critical essays on periods and styles appear where necessary.


  • - Author: James Friskin; Irwin Freundlich
  • - Publisher: Dover Publications
  • - 448 Pages
  • - Year of publication: 03-17-2011
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SKU 486229181
Publisher Dover Publications
ISBN 9780486229188
Contributors Friskin, James (Author); Freundlich, Irwin (Author)
Genre Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Post-1900, Renaissance
Pages 448
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