Customer Reviews for Masterpieces of Piano Music
Location: from Plattsmouth NE
July 24, 2012
Maeterpieces of Piano Music
I am 92, trying to recover some treasures . I wanted Crescendo, remembered from a thick book I had in 1935, and never seen elsewhere. Finally recalled the exact title of the book so I could order. New cover, same printing plates, same problem keeping thick book open, but worth the trouble.Has every piece you ever played and a lifetime of untried new treasures. No watered down arrangements. Glasses required.
19 of 33 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Espanola, NM
July 22, 2012
Masterpieces of Piano Music
I am a piano teacher and bought this book as a reference book to determine which pieces might be appropriate for my students. I would rather have had it in the larger 11x14 version with bigger notes, however, and I always prefer the spiral binding. Still a good buy for what it is.
20 of 38 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Cyprus
March 4, 2010
I love the variety of pieces in this book. The only fault I can find is that it has not been very well proof-read. I now keep a pen on the piano, ready to put in missing sharps, flats, naturals, etc., which is very irritating in an otherwise fine selection.
41 of 83 people found this review helpful.
Location: from El Paso, Texas
September 4, 2008
Best Classical Music Book
I purchased the original version of this book 50 years ago when I was 13 years old. Also,about 20 years ago I purchased another copy because my original copy was in bad condition from use. Recently, I purchased two copies for friends in my church who enjoy playing classical music too. They love the books. I am very happy to see it still being published.
45 of 87 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Tampa Florida
July 24, 2008
Masterpieces truly has the masterpieces!
Was extremely happy to find this great collection of piano music in one book. Would definitely have given it ***** had it been produced on a 9" by 12" format as the original music was and not the smaller 8" by 11". It really has a great selection of the classics and you give the prospective buyer a good view of the contents.
45 of 88 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Perkasie, PA
March 20, 2008
I Can't Believe This Book is Still in Print!
My great uncle was a concert pianist. I was happy to inherit some of his piano books. One of them was "Masterpieces of Piano Music," made circa the early 1900s. After more than 100 years, the pages were falling apart. Back in the 1970s, I had the book spiral bound. By the 21st century, the pages were brittle and brown and the book was unusable. Luckily I had previously photo copied some of my favorite pieces. Just on a whim, I googled the name of the book which brought me to your Website. How very happy I was to see the same book! The same music! My criticism of the book is that it cannot stay open to play it. To crack this book open would tear it apart from its binding. I have another book that was bound in a spiral so the pages lay flat. I am thinking of taking the book to the local copy store and have it spiral bound. At your next printing I would suggest a spiral binding for ease of playing. Who knew my great uncle's precious piano book would still bring joy to many.
40 of 68 people found this review helpful.