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Find recordings, printed music, books, and articles on playing and researching the piano.


Find circulating CDs in the SearchWorks catalog.

  • Narrow your search results to the music recordings format and the Music Library location.

Stream piano music from one of the streaming audio databases.

Research historical performances in the Archive of Recorded Sound.

See also the Piano Society website: stream over 5000 standard and lesser-known works recorded by society members.

Notable large recording sets:

[Netherlands?] : Philips Classics, p1999.
Music Library » Recordings » MCD 6672
200 CDs.
[S.l] : RCA Red Seal ; New York, N.Y. : Distributed by BMG Classics, p1999.
Archive of Recorded Sound » Recordings
94 CDs.

New CD arrivals:

  1. Pēteris Vasks. 2020

  2. Jean-Guihen Queyras, Alexandre Tharaud. 2020

  3. Víkingur Ólafsson. 2020

New DVD arrivals:

  1. a Four/Ten Media production ; composed by Steven Kazuo Takasugi ; text by Karl Kraus ; director, Steven Kazuo Takasugi. 2018

  2. music, Erich Korngold ; producer, Colin Wilson ; directed by Rodney Greenberg ; a Reiner Moritz Associates Limited, RD Studio Productions, Théâtre musical de Paris--Châtelet, Mezzo, SFB co-production in association with La Cinquieme with the support of Centre National de la Cinématographie. 2000

  3. produced by Peter Rosen Productions, Inc. for Philips Classics Productions. 1994

Printed music

View printable online score collections here.

Find circulating piano music in the SearchWorks catalog.

For adult beginners, try the Adult All-In-One course.

Browse in the stacks:

M 20 Miscellaneous collections
M 21 Collections of original compositions, multiple composers
M 22 Collections of original compositions, single composers
M 23 Sonatas
M 24 Suites
M 25 Other pieces
M 26 Piano, 1 hand
M 27-30 Variations; marches; dances
M 32-39 Arrangements; transcriptions
M 200-204 Piano, 4 hands
M 214 2 pianos, 2 performers
M 1010 Piano concerto scores
M 1011 Piano concertos, with orchestra arranged for 2nd piano
M 1380 Easy pieces; works for children

Reference works

2nd ed. New York : Routledge, 2003.
SAL3 (off-campus storage) » Stacks » ML102 .P5 E53 2003
Focuses on the piano as an instrument, including construction, individual makers, and companies.

Lists of published music:

Fourth edition.
Music Library » Reference » ML128 .P3 H5 2014
Enl. ed., 1st Midland ed. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1993.
Music Library » Reference » ML128 .P3 H66 M9 1993
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1990.
Music Library » Reference » ML128.P3H66 P57 1990
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1999.
Music Library » Reference » ML128 .P3 P38 1999
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1981.
Music Library » Reference » ML128.P3 M14
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1983.
Music Library » Reference » ML128.P3 H66 M98 1983

Books and articles

Browse in the stacks:

ML 417 Biographies of pianists
ML 649-747 Books about pianos, piano makers, piano music, and playing
MT 220-258 Teaching systems, methods, exercises


Find articles on piano playing, pianists, instrument makers and more, using the online music indexes here.

See a list of keyboard periodicals here.

Web resources