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Perahia’s now legendary status means that he is often regarded as someone who is somewhat removed from normal life – which corresponds to the title of the documentary “Not of this world”. But it is only Perahia’s playing, with its otherworldly beauty, that seems to be beyond all earthly limitations. As this film shows, the artist engages in all facets of life as well as his work. Read more >>

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shoremusic
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« on: October 04, 2013, 04:15:02 PM »

Can anyone recommend any really useful books about composition for piano?
preferably something more comprehensive than the basics.
 
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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2013, 09:17:44 PM »

No, sorry. I've never read any books on composition. I don't think you can really learn how to compose from a book.

Get really good at music theory and improvising while learning tons of pieces by your favourite composers and things should work out ok!
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2015, 09:55:35 PM »

Can anyone recommend any really useful books about composition for piano?
preferably something more comprehensive than the basics.

Hi shoremusic,

Arnold Schoenberg's Theory of Harmony is excellent, and as well one studies counterpoint, form and orchestration.

I can't think of any books specifically about composing for the piano.  One seems to acquire that insight from direct study of piano compositions.

I hope this helps!


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