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PIANOVERSALRegister lists piano compositions from 1880 to today.

PIANOVERSALRegister is committed to the music of all composers worldwide, without restrictions due to gender, nationality, religion, political attitude, aesthetics or prominence. We place particular value on the listing of works that are currently being composed and therefore collect up-to-date information about active composers.

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Entries in the PIANOVERSALRegister

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Guest authors
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Publishing rules

PIANOVERSAL continues to expand its unique piano music database. We want the PIANOVERSALRegister to be as correct, as complete and as clear as possible.

We would ask you to pay attention to the following publishing rules.

Language
The basic PIANOVERSALRegister languages are German and English.
Entries in French, Italian and Spanish are welcome without further necessity for translation.

Composition titles are added in their original language. German, English, French, Italian or Spanish translation in square brackets [...] is welcome.
Ex.:

Tri valčíky pre klavír [Drei Walzer für Klavier] ✓
Tri valčíky pre klavír [Three Waltzes for piano] ✓
Tri valčíky pre klavír [Trois Valses pour piano] ✓
Tri valčíky pre klavír [Tres Valses para piano] ✓

Please use a German, English, French, Italian or Spanish title if the original title is unknown.

Internationally understandable terms, e.g. "Sonata", "Suite", "Rondo", "Nocturne", „Prelude“, "Concerto", "Duo" etc. do not require translation.

All additional information on the works should be added in German, English, French, Italian, or Spanish.

Composer names appear alphabetically in English and/or German. International Name variations can also be added.

Ex.:
Name: Martinů
Name variations: Мартину, Μαρτίνου, Марціну, Martinu, Мартіну

Name: Strawinsky
Name variations: Stravinsky, Stravinskij, Stravinskis, Stravinski, Stravînskî, Stravinskíj, Стравинский, Стравінський, Стравински, Стравинскай, Στραβίνσκι, Strawinski


Composition Categories

All manifestations of composed piano music are listed in the PIANOVERSALRegister.

Every composition is assigned to one of the following categories:
-Piano concertos
-Piano solo
-Piano duets or music for any number of pianos/pianists
-Piano Trios (Piano, Violin, Violoncello)
-Chamber music with piano (piano & any instruments)
-Voice and piano
-Other keyboard instruments
-Without category

Piano concertos
All compositions for solo piano and orchestra / chamber ensemble are considered as piano concertos. This category also includes concertos for several solo instruments and orchestra / chamber ensembles (for example, Triple concertos, concertos for two pianos and orchestras, etc.). The piano part must be soloist’s part. Symphonic works with orchestral piano parts are not listed.

Instrumental solo concerts with other solo keyboard instruments such as harpsichord, celesta, organ, synthesizer, clavichord, fortepiano, harmonium, toy piano, et al. are listed in the category "Other keyboard instruments".

Piano Solo
This category lists all works that are composed for piano solo or that can be performed by one single pianist. This includes compositions additionally using other instruments (such as percussion, voice, synthesizer, et al.) or other technical devices (tape, video, live electronics, prepared piano, amplifier et al.).

Corresponding solo compositions using other keyboard instruments (harpsichord, celesta, organ, synthesizer, clavichord, hammer wing, harmonium, toy piano, keyboard, et al. ) are listed in the category "Other keyboard instruments".

Piano Duets / compositions for several pianos or several pianists
This category list compositions for two pianos, for piano four hands as well as compositions for any number of pianos or pianists (piano six hands, works for three or more pianos, works for two pianos and 8 hands, etc.).

Piano Trios
This category lists solely piano trio compositions for piano, violin and violoncello.

Corresponding works using other keyboard instruments (for example harpsichord, celesta, organ, synthesizer, clavichord, fortepiano, harmonium, toy piano, accordion, keyboard) are listed in the category "Other keyboard instruments".

Chamber music with piano
This category lists all instrumental chamber music compositions with piano (duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, chamber ensemble, etc.). Piano Trios (piano, violin, violoncello) are listed in their own category (see above).

Corresponding works using not a piano but other keyboard instruments (for example harpsichord, celesta, organ, synthesizer, clavichord, fortepiano, harmonium, toy piano, accordion, keyboard) are listed in the category "Other Keyboard Instruments".

Voice with piano
This category lists all compositions for voice and piano. This includes songs, melodramas, music for choir and piano and vocal chamber music compositions (a piano must be included in the chamber music ensemble).

Corresponding works using other keyboard instruments (for example harpsichord, celesta, organ, synthesizer, clavichord, fortepiano, harmonium, toy piano, keyboard, accordion) are listed in the category "Other keyboard instruments".

Other keyboard instruments
This category lists all compositions for other keyboard instruments like Harpsichord, Celesta, Organ, Synthesizer, Clavichord, Hammerflügel, Harmonium, Toy Piano, Wurlitzer, Electric piano, Keyboard et al. (the list is not exhaustive)

Without category
This category lists works that for some reason cannot be classified under any of the above categories.

Arrangements and transcriptions
PIANOVERSALRegister lists only the composers’ original transcriptions and arrangements of their own compositions. Third-party arrangements are not listed in the PIANOVERSALRegister.

PIANOVERSALRegister is a register of contemporary music and at the same time also a historical data base. The composition’s year of origin is to be specified. The year of completion of a composition is considered to be its year of origin. If the year of completion is not reliably known, the most probable year of completion is to be added. Add facts, details and comments about the entire composition process in the "Information about the composition" section. Uncertainties can be specified as well.

In case of revisions of the composition, these details can also be indicated under "Information about the work".

Ex .:

Doe Nocturne (1895) ✓
1894?; rev. 1907; 2nd rev. 1911; Fassung für Streichorchester: 1907, Fassung für Streichquartett: 1911 ✓

Boehmer Drei Klavierstücke (1984) ✓
1959-1984; Klangstück I (1959-UA: Nicolas Hodges, 21.5.1999, Bristol), Nordisches Liedchen (1975?), Tango Deslavado y moroso (1984; UA: Yvar Mikhashoff; New York, 27.2.1986) ✓

Additional information about the composition
Add additional information about a composition in the section "Information about the composition" such as:

movements or different parts of a composition or composition cycle
duration
exact period of origin, further information on the composing process
first performance (place, date and performers)
Information on subsequent revisions and different versions
dedications
(This list is not exhaustive.)

Ex:
Curran For Cornelius (1983) ✓
14’-18'; revised version 1993 - duration 20'; First performance Ursula Oppens.✓

Rimsky-Korsakov Variation no. 1 in A (1899) ✓
in collaboration with Winkler, Blumenfeld, Solkolov, Vitols, Lyadov, Glazunov ✓

Albéniz Suite española (1886) ✓
Granada, Serenata, Cataluña, Sevilla, Sevillanas, Cádiz, Saeta, Aragón, Fantasía, Castilla, Seguidillas, Cuba, Capricho ✓

Adding a new composer
PIANOVERSALRegister saves the following information about composers:

(*mandatory)

First name*:
Second name*:
Name variations:
Date of birth*:
place of birth*:
Place of death:
Date of death:
Information:
Editions:
Source & date*:

In the section „information“ PIANOVERSALRegister collects data about official websites, foundations, associations, interest groups, collections, location of the posthumous estate, etc.

Editions:
The composer’s music publishers are listed here. Recording companies are not listed.


Publishing criteria

Every entry requires a reference!
The PIANOVERSALRegister strives for an objective traceability of content. Each composer entry requires at least one reference. Each reference needs the date of sighting (web) or the date and place of release (print).

PIANOVERSALRegister lists compositions that meet at least one of the following criteria:

I. Published compositions (music scores, edition catalogues, library collections)
II. Compositions having been listed in public catalogues (print or web)
III. Compositions having been performed in concerts (concert programs)
IV. Compositions having been published as recordings (CDs, LPs, radio, digital media)
V. Compositions having been listed in lexica, on web platforms, on composer’s websites and in academic or journalistic articles (print or web).
VI. Compositions from catalogues made available to PIANOVERSAL by composers, performers or their representatives.


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