Synopses & Reviews
"Bravo to Edel on his excellent presentation of the subject!... highly recommended... " --ARBA 96
"... filled with information for pianists with injured hands and for players and teachers seeking unusual repertoire or ways of developing left-hand technique." --Clavier
"Thanks to Edel for cataloging this largely unknown area of piano repertoire and to Indiana University Press for publishing this most welcomed book." --American Music Teacher
A descriptive catalog of solos, chamber works, and concertos with piano parts written for one hand, including nearly 1,000 solo compositions for the left hand. Publication data, length, level of difficulty, style, and often brief biographical information about the composer are provided for each piece.
The repertoire of piano music for one hand ranges from basic children's pieces to virtuosic displays, from Romantic salon music, to the avant-garde. Theodore Edel lists neary 1,000 solo compositions for the left hand as well as solos for the right hand alone, and concertos and chamber pieces with piano parts for one, three, and five hands.
About the Author
THEODORE EDEL is Associate Professor and Artist-in-Residence in the Department of Performing Arts at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He gives frequent lecture-recitals on piano music for one hand as well as on other musical subjects.