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The Pianist's Bookshelf: A Practical Guide to Books, Videos, and Other Resources Paperback – May 22, 1998


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press (May 22, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 025321145X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0253211453
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,094,246 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Surveying nearly 700 books and videos (including some of his own materials in both formats) published since 1987, Hinson (piano, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) has created a unique and valuable tool for teachers, students, performers, and library materials selectors interested in current developments in piano literature. Though some of the works described (with critical annotations) are widely available in libraries, many that probably should be are not. All titles included are currently in print; a handy list of sources will aid in acquiring some of the more obscure materials. Good indexes sort the materials by subject (lists of piano music, biographies, aesthetics, pedagogy, etc.). Recommended for most academic music collections.?James E. Ross, WLN, Seattle, WA
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"This useful volume should be on every pianist's bookshelf." Piano & Keyboard " ... a unique and valuable tool for teachers, students, performers ..." Library Journal

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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Claus Hetting on April 29, 2001
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Even though this book sounded promising, it was in the end very disappointing. There are a few problems. Firstly, the references are organized poorly, I would like to have seen listings under for example 'piano technique', 'interpretation', 'biographies','piano history', etc. Instead it is just one very long alphabetical list with some limited cross-references at the end that are not practical to use. Secondly, a lot of references are to quite obscure. Finally, there is no advice at all, it is purely a listing, and thus no value is added by the author. I think the idea of the book is excellent, but it needs revamping!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Ray Kasprzak on March 30, 2003
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This book may contain some useful information but it is so poorly structured it's extremely tedious if not nearly impossible to dig it out. It is organized alphabetically by author rather than topic. There are cross indexes at the back of the book but they fail to give page numbers. Definitely recommend against purchasing.
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