Piano Society is a reference library of recordings of the piano music of 175 composers. The composers range from Albeniz to Webern. The list of pianists performing these works is even more extensive. For works in the standard repertoire there are several recordings of each work. Most works are classical composers with a few jazz composers.
Type of Material:
Reference library of recordings.
This could be used for a student pianist looking to learn and audition a wide variety of piano repertoire. The site also could be used in a piano literature course with the possibility of listening to several interpretations of a single work, or as a complement to any music class for easy access to many piano music recordings. As a showcase for young artists.
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The learning goals of this site is to offer students an extensive library of recordings of piano repertoire.
Target Student Population:
High school and college level piano students.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
This recording collection is extensive and growing and this is its principal strength.
Overall the quality of the recordings are good but the quality of some recordings are better than others.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
This site is effective in easily offering a wide range of recordings of piano literature. Students could use this site as a reference in their piano literature courses and in listening to multiple interpretations of a work they may be learning in their piano lessons. Provides over 5,000 recordings of nearly 300 composers and almost 200 artist. An excellent resource of free online piano music recordings.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
This site is easy to use.
The layout and navigation of the site is simple but somewhat unattractive. The font size is too small.
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