Piano repertoire

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Piano repertoire is the collection of music any person or group of persons is able and ready to perform on a piano. A repertoire for a piano may commonly be translated into a trio and played with a cello, a violin, and a piano.


Piano repertoire has been around since the invention and mastering of pianos, yet it is nearly impossible for any one musician to absolutely master the entire piano repertoire, for the piano has the largest (and growing) repertoire dedicated to it, save for that of the human voice.[1] Recorded repertoires for the piano have been written by hundreds of pianists worldwide, from the 18th century, when the piano was invented up until today, where pianists are still working hard to complete their repertoires. Pianists and composers come from all across the world when it comes to creating their repertoires.


Piano repertoires play a major role in nearly all music and a lead role in Western music collections: classical music, jazz, and many other forms of Western music styles. Having knowledge of piano skills and being able to incorporate them with other types of music is an essential literacy of music.[2]

Most popular composers[3][edit]


  1. ^ Hinson, Maurice. Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire. Bloomington, London: Indiana University Press (1973), preface. ISBN 0-253-32700-8
  2. ^ Chin, Huei Li. "Repertoire and Technical Exercises." The American Music Teacher. 58.3 (December 2008/January 2009): 19.
  3. ^ "Most Popular Composers"

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