Originally published in 1997, The Pianist's Bookshelf, was, according to the Library Journal,"a unique and valuable tool." Now rewritten for a modern audience, this second edition expands into the 21st century.
A completely revised update, The Pianist's Bookshelf, Second Edition, comes to the rescue of pianists overwhelmed by the abundance of books, videos, and other works about the piano. In this clear, easy-to-use reference book, Maurice Hinson and Wesley Roberts survey hundreds of sources and provide concise, practical annotations for each item, thus saving the reader hours of precious research time. In addition to the main listings of entries, such as "Chamber Music" and "Piano Duet," the book has indexes of authors, composers, and performers.
A handy reference from the masters of piano bibliography, The Pianist's Bookshelf, Second Edition, will be an invaluable resource to students, teachers, and musicians.
Maurice Hinson, the most prolific writer on piano literature in the history of the instrument, taught for 58 years at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He was founding editor of the Journal of the American Liszt Society and the recipient of the Commemorative Medal by the Hungarian government for his contribution to research on Franz Liszt. Hinson is known for his many books on piano repertoire and journal articles, and for more than 300 editions of piano works. His students have served in significant positions in universities and churches throughout the world.Wesley Roberts has taught courses in piano, organ, and musicology at Campbellsville University for over four decades. He has also been a visiting professor at the French Piano Institute (Paris) and Shanghai Normal University (China). Roberts has performed in concerts as pianist and organist throughout the United States, in Europe, and in China and has presented at conferences of the Music Teachers National Association and the European Piano Teachers Association. Hinson and Roberts are co-authors of The Pianist's Dictionary, Second Edition; Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, Fourth Edition; and The Piano in Chamber Ensemble, Second and Third Editions.
"This is an absolutely splendid resource for every pianist. Its breadth is staggering, and it offers insightful comments on each entry. Belongs on everyone's bookshelf!"—Catherine Kautsky, author of Debussy's Paris: Piano Portraits of the Belle Époque
"Having been involved in all Maurice Hinson's publications from the 1980s and having the original Pianist's Bookshelf of 1998 in my library, I am delighted to welcome this latest publication which will, no doubt, have many interesting extra nuggets of information to even better educate music students and pianists."—Nadia Lasserson, Royal College of Music
"This useful volume should be on every pianist's bookshelf."—Piano & Keyboard, reviewing a previous edition or volume
"A unique and valuable tool for teachers, students, performers."—Library Journal, reviewing a previous edition or volume