Dr. Archie Chen Pianist Banner Alt

Piano Literature

Purpose of the Course

Through lectures, reading and listening assignments, analysis and performance projects, this course is an in-depth study of solo keyboard literature.

Part one of the course will explore repertoire from Baroque to Late Classical, while part two will explore literature from the Romantic period to the present time. Special emphasis is placed on exploring period instruments, musical styles, repertoire, and performance practice.

Required Materials

Stewart Gordon. A History of Keyboard Literature: Music for the Piano and Its Forerunners. New York: Schirmer Books, 1996.

Hinson, Maurice. Guide to the Pianist’s Repertoire, third edition. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.

Todd, R. Larry. Nineteenth-Century Piano Music, second edition. Taylor & Francis Group: Routledge, 2004.

Burge, David. Twentieth-Century Piano Music. Scarecrow Press, 2004. Course Description

Program Learning Outcome

  • To examine the style of representative works by the composers studied in class.
  • To broaden knowledge of keyboard music from the romantic era to the twenty-first century.
  • To recognize representative works and/or composers of each period of music by examining
    scores and listening to recordings.
  • To become familiar with works suitable for performance or teaching.

Course Schedule

Part One: 14 week course
Part Two: 14 week course
Stacks Image p2_n2
Follow me on Spotify
Dr. Archie Chen is a Sony Classical Recording Artist

Archie Chen records for Sony Classical

Supported by:
Stacks Image p2_n32
Stacks Image p2_n30
Stacks Image p2_n28