Nineteenth-Century Piano Music clarifies some theoretical concepts, debunks some longstanding myths, and above all, stimulates the reader's intellectual curiosity about the piano repertoire of the 19th century. While our emotions tell us that this repertoire is thrilling to hear and exciting to play, our intellect demands explanations, some of which are provided in the essays in this collection.
"Almost every chapter causes the reader to reexamine long-held assumptions regarding both familiar and unfamiliar repertory-one of the best possible results of reading such a varied collection of perspectives." -- Notes
"[T]his textbook presents an aerobic workout for the mind that is sure to tone up flabby thinking…well worth the time and investment. You will find it a good read." -- The Piano Education Page