300 Years at Keyboard Summary

Three Hundred Years at the Keyboard
by Patricia Fallows-Hammond

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ISBN:
9780894960543 (Paper)
9780894960888 (Hard)
9780894960895 (eBook)


TITLE:
300 Years at the Keyboard

AUTHOR: Patricia Fallows-Hammond

PRICE:
$19.95 (Paper)
$24.95 (hard)
$9.99 (eBook)

SIZE: 21cm x 28 cm (8.5"x11")

BINDING:
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PAGES: 312

COVER ILLUSTRATION: New York Metropolitan Museum of Art

BOOK DESIGN: Merill Peterson

OTHER: Sheet Music, Photos, tables, charts

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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 - From the Beginning
Evolution of the Piano
Changing Styles in Piano Technique

CHAPTER 2 - The Baroque Era
Johann Sebastian Bach
* Historical Sketch
* Style
* Compositions (with commentary)
* Editions
* Selected Works for Keyboard
* Sample Sheet Music
George Frideric Handel
* Historical Sketch
* Style
* Compositions (with commentary)
* Editions
* Selected Works for Keyboard
* Sample Sheet Music

CHAPTER 3 - The Classical Age of Sonata Form
Franz Joseph Haydn
* Historical Sketch
* Style
* Compositions (with commentary)
* Editions
* Selected Works for Keyboard
* Sample Sheet Music
Wolfgang Amadeo Mozart
* Historical Sketch
* Style
* Compositions (with commentary)
* Editions
* Selected Works for Keyboard
* Sample Sheet Music
Ludwig van Beethoven
* Historical Sketch
* Style
* Compositions (with commentary)
* Editions
* Selected Works for Keyboard
* Sample Sheet Music

CHAPTER 4 - Romanticism
Franz Peter Schubert
* Historical Sketch
* Style
* Compositions (with commentary)
* Editions
* Selected Works for Keyboard
* Sample Sheet Music
Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
* Historical Sketch
* Style
* Compositions (with commentary)
* Editions
* Selected Works for Keyboard
* Sample Sheet Music
Robert Schumann
* Historical Sketch
* Style
* Compositions (with commentary)
* Editions
* Selected Works for Keyboard
* Sample Sheet Music
Frederic Francois Chopin
* Historical Sketch
* Style
* Compositions (with commentary)
* Editions
* Selected Works for Keyboard
* Sample Sheet Music
Franz Lizt
* Historical Sketch
* Style
* Compositions (with commentary)
* Editions
* Selected Works for Keyboard
* Sample Sheet Music
Johannes Brahms
* Historical Sketch
* Style
* Compositions (with commentary)
* Editions
* Selected Works for Keyboard
* Sample Sheet Music

CHAPTER 5 - Unique Contributions
Cesar Franck
* Historical Sketch
* Style
* Compositions (with commentary)
* Editions
* Selected Works for Keyboard
* Sample Sheet Music
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
* Historical Sketch
* Style
* Compositions (with commentary)
* Editions
* Selected Works for Keyboard
* Sample Sheet Music
Edvard Hagerup Grieg
* Historical Sketch
* Style
* Compositions (with commentary)
* Editions
* Selected Works for Keyboard
* Sample Sheet Music
Edward Alexander MacDowell
* Historical Sketch
* Style
* Compositions (with commentary)
* Editions
* Selected Works for Keyboard
* Sample Sheet Music

CHAPTER 6 - Impressionism
Achille-Claude Debussy
* Historical Sketch
* Style
* Compositions (with commentary)
* Editions
* Selected Works for Keyboard
* Sample Sheet Music

CHAPTER 7 - Modernism and Contemporary Trends
Bela Bartok
* Historical Sketch
* Style
* Compositions (with commentary)
* Editions
* Selected Works for Keyboard
* Sample Sheet Music

CHAPTER 8 - Schools
Austro-German School
French School
Italian School
English School
American School
Russian School
Spanish School
Japanese School
Other Schools

CHAPTER 9 - Encore
Composers, Teachers, Virtuosos: A Brief Encounter
Modern International Exchange

Appendices
Suggested 20th Century Piano Repertoire
A Partial List of 20th Century Harpsichord Music
Suggested Editions
Bibliography

Index

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Author CommentsT
This is the first reference book to include the historical background on all major piano composers, their individual styles, analysis of their compositions, and listings of their major keyboard works. Essential reading for all piano lovers, Three Hundred Years at the Keyboard will provide readers with a continuing source of pleasure, convenience, and motivation.

Teachers invest a great deal of time and money in encouraging and training a student. There is a very critical moment in a student’s life that comes just after they learn how to read and play music. At that point, in order to keep the student enthusiastic about keyboard music, the student needs to be introduced to the great works that are available to them. If their interest is not developed, they will wander off to another hobby and the time and money invested in them will be lost.

In short, the student needs to be presented with an overview of the great composers and the beauty of their legacy. I have found by trial and error that a book that tries to be all-inclusive does not work. A huge work of all the composers that have ever lived simply overwhelms the student. They don’t know where to begin, it looks like too much work, and they quickly lose interest in what you have presented.

After many years of study and experimentation, I have found the right mixture and it is Three Hundred Years at the Keyboard. This title presents sketches of seventeen of the greatest composers spanning the three centuries that the keyboard has been around. For each composer my title gives a brief historical sketch, discussion of some of his greatest works, sample sheet music, and then a list of the major works so the student can instantly find more material if they like the composer. For a new to intermediate student, this is the perfect work for getting to know the great composers and for the seasoned professional, this is a very delightful and enjoyable review of what is available.

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Author Biography
Patricia Fallows-Hammond was born in New York City. After moving to California, she attended Mills College from which she holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music. She also studied with the late Albert Elkus of the music department of the University of California, Berkeley. Upon graduation from Mills College, she was awarded the Certificate of Proficiency in Piano and first prize in composition. During this time she began teaching and tutoring students in classical piano.

She later studied in France with Ennemond Trillat of the Lyons Conservatory and with Alfred Cortot in his Master Class at Ecole Normale in Paris. Further study included private lessons with Marguerite Long and Yvonne Lefebure. While residing in Honolulu, she was a teacher and founder of the well known Chamber of Music Series and performed extensively as the pianist of the Honolulu Chamber Trio.

Ms. Fallows-Hammond lives, performs and teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area and continues to coach with Adolph Baller, Professor of Piano at Stanford and pianist of the Alma Trio.

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Publisher Comments
Pat Hammond has spent over 20 years teaching students in piano. Because the type of work she needed was not available, she had to create what she needed. This book wrote itself through the trial and error of working with hundreds of students.

After Three Hundred Years at the Keyboard had been out a while, we reviewed our orders and found that music teachers throughout North America agree with Ms. Hammond. Over 130 schools have adopted the title for their classes. A partial list of schools that have used the book are at the end of this page.

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School Adoptions
A Partial List Of Schools That Adopted 300 Years At The Keyboard

(Over 130 Schools)

Academia Music, Tokyo, Japan

Adrian College, Adrian, MI

Alberta College Of Idaho, Caldwell, ID

American Embassy School, Washington, D.C.

Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI

Antelope Valley College, Lancaster, CA.

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Baylor University, Waco; TX

Belmont College, Nashville, TN.

Brigham Young University, Laie, HI

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

California State Univ. At Chico, Chico, CA

California Polytech State Univ., San Luis Obispo, CA

Carleton College, Northfield, MN

Centennial College, Scarborough; Ontario Canada

Cite Universitaire; Ste-Foy, Canada G1K 7R4

Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH

College Of The Siskiyous, Weed, CA

College Town, Monroe, LA

Colorado Christian College, Lakewood, CO

Concord College, Athens, WV

Concordia College Campus, St Paul MN

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Dallas Baptist University, Dallas , TX

Dallas County Community Colleges, Mesquite, TX

Eastern Montana College, Billings, MT

Eastern Wyoming College, Torrington, WY

El Monte Union High School, El Monte, CA

Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Florida Atlantic University, Baco Raton, FL

Follet College, Lafayette, CA

Georgetown University, Washington D.C.

Georgia State Univ. , Atlanta GA

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Hiram College, Hiram, OH

Hobart/William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY

Holy Redeemer College, Waterford, WI

Indiana University, Bloomington IN

Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN

Interamerican Univ. Of P.R., San German, PR

James E. Sperry High School, Henrietta, NY

Johns Hopkins University Bookstore, Baltimore, MD

Julia Morgan, Dept. Of Music, Auburn, AL

Kennesaw State College, Kennesaw GA

Kent State University, Kent, OH

Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

Loretto Heights College, Denver, CO

Louisiana Tech, Ruston, LA

Malone College, Canton, OH

Mercer Univ. Atlanta , Atlanta, GA

Miami University, Oxford, OH

Moorhead University , Moorhead, MN

Mount Union College, Alliance OH

Niagara County Community College, Sanborn, NY

North Central Sr. High School, Spokane, WA

North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

Northern State College, Aberdeen, SD

Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA

O.S.U., Corvallis, OR

Oakwood College, Huntsville AL

Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Oklahoma University, School Of Music, Norman, OK

Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

Pacific Union College , Angwin, CA

Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

Pennsbury High School, Fairless Hills, PA

Point Loma Nazarene College, San Diego, CA

Polyteknick, Lyngby, Denmark

Potsdam College of Arts and Sciences, Potsdam, NY

Princeton University Store, Princeton; NJ

Pt Loma Nazarene College Bookstore, San Diego, CA

Rockmont College, Denver, CO

Rocky Mountain College , Billings MT

Salem College, Winston-Salem, NC

San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Santa Barbara Community College, Santa Barbara, CA

Seattle Pacific Univ. , Seattle, WA

Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA

Shenandoah, Winchester, VA

Sonoma State Univ., Rohnert Park; CA

Spelman College, Atlanta, GA

Spring Arbor College, Spring Arbor, MI

St Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN

ST. Joseph's College, Mountain View, CA

St. Mary's College, Moraga, CA

St. Xavier College, Chicago, IL

Stanford , Stanford, CA

State University College, Potsdam, NY

Student Union Building, College Park, MD

Syracuse Univ. Bkstr. Receiving, Syracuse, NY

Tarrant County Jr. College, Hurst, TX

Texas A & M , College Station, TX

The Brown University , Providence, RI

Troy State University, Troy, AL

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA

U.C.L.A., Los Angeles CA

UC Davis, West Sacramento, CA

University Texas A&M, College Station, TX

University Center , Binghamton, NY

University Illinois/Chicago, Chicago IL

University Of  Washington, Bellevue, WA

University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

University Of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

University Of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

University Of California At Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

University Of Delaware, Newark, DE

University of Denmark, Copenhagen, Denmark

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

University Of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

University Of Idaho , Twin Falls, ID

University Of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

University Of Kansas, Lawrence KS

University Of Maine At Orono, Orono, ME

University of Maine, Orono, ME

University of Missouri, Kansas City, MO

University Of Montana, Missoula, MT

University Of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND

University Of Oregon , Eugene, OR

University Of Oregon, Eugene, OR

University Of Penn. , Philadelphia, PA

University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

University of Southwest Louisiana, Lafayette, LA

University Of Southwestern LA, Lafayette, LA

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Utah State University , Logan, UT

Virginia Wesleyan College, Norfolk VA

Washington Univ., St. Louis MO

Western Oregon State College, Monmouth, OR

Western Reserve Academy, Hudson, OH

Wichita State University, Wichita, KS

Wilfred Laurier Univ., Waterloo, Ontario Canada

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