Guidelines To Piano Interpretations is for everyone who plays the piano and aspires to perform better from advanced students seeking better grades to young professionals. Also, piano teachers who wish to become more effective in their careers will find the book invaluable.
If you feel deeply about a composer's intentions but are unsure how to communicate this to your listener, then you are probably ignoring the special language of performance. Stylistic expression of mood, colour, depth and structure can be learned just as easily as the technical skills that are essential to the freedom of expression. The text provides a clear study of all aspects of performance on the piano. Dynamic and agogic shading, articulation, touch and ornamentation are considered in great detail, and there are many practical exercises and examples of how to tackle specific problems in the standard repertoire. The final chapter offers expert suggestions on how to practice effectively so as to acquire the degree of technical excellence and interpretative depth to which all good performers aspire.