PFMJ Piano Performance

Search Tips: Finding Scores & Recordings

QUICK TIP: use a keyword search:
 
  1. If the piece is a form of music (etude, concerto, sonata, etc.), include the stem of the word with a ? in it (concert?, etud?, sonat?)
  2. If the title is descriptive (Twilight Music, etc.), put in as many of the words that you are sure of
  3. Include known instruments, key, opus nos., and the composer's name (see example for finding a piano concerto -- note: search is not case sensitive)
  4. Filter your results with the options of scores or audio
     

 
ADVANCED SEARCHING: u
se the Author/Composer (Search by title) option
 
  1. This will give you an alphabetical list of all works by that composer we have
  2. More instruction here: Finding Scores and Recordings in the Catalog


STILL CAN'T FIND IT?
 

Come to the Music Center desk. 
Or, look outside the library catalog with our suggestions for Online Scores & Digital Audio

Dates, Bios, & Definitions

  • Oxford Music Online
    Major music resource with 3 different resources to search:
     
    • search The Oxford Companion to Music
      short biographical entries on musicians, as well as musical term definitions
       
    • search The Oxford Dictionary of Music
      Need a quick definition? Look here!
       
    • search Grove Music Online
      The major music encyclopedia: authoritative (but long) entries; good starting point for research
       
  • Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary
    Definitions, audio pronounciation, and occasional music/video examples

Piano Performance DVDs

Performance Practices Series (by Maurice Hinson)
Baroque through early 20th century

Andras Schiff Masterclasses
Bach, Beethoven & Schubert

Assorted Masterclasses 
Emanuel Ax, Boris Berman, Stephen Hough, Stephen Kovacevich, & Joanna MacGregor

Contact Us

Picture: Kristina Shanton
Music Librarian
(607) 274-3887

Browse the Stacks

Come on over and see what we've got!
​[Stack nos. in square brackets]

 

M21 
[M4 East]
Collections of
keyboard music
   
M22
[M4 East]
 
Collections of piano music --1 composer
   
M23
[M4 East]
Piano sonatas
 
   
M24
[M5 West]
Suites
 
   
M25-39
[M5 West]
 
Pieces (walzes, dances, marches, etc.)
   
M201-208
[M5 West]
Piano duets
(piano 4 hands)
   
M211-215
[M5 West]
Music for 2 pianos
 
   
M1010 
[M5 East]
Piano concertos,
full score
   
M1011
[M5 East]
Piano concertos, solo w/piano red.
   
ML650
[M10 West]
Books about the piano
   
ML700
[M10 West]
Books about piano and keyboard music
   
MT242-252
​[M12 West]
Etudes, teaching pieces, treatises

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