Provides information about works by American composers, including biographical sketches, occasional comments by the composers, and in particular, information that might lead to a further exploration of his or her work and possible performance.
An excellent resource on a specialized genre...This book definitely belongs in music libraries and on the shelves of pianists who are trio members and chamber musicians. It is, further, a boon to composers because, in this format, it is likely to reach just that very group who are searching for new music to program. Drucker's guide is worth every penny. Piano and Keyboard ...this book is very useful and deserves a place in any music library. CHOICE There is a great deal of information in this volume that will be useful to those who want to explore the repertory of piano trios by Americans. Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association The book is a very impressive piece of work...The book offeres so many interesting details to the reader that the book is an absolute must to own for every music library and serious musician. -- David Tomatz, Director, Moores School of Music, University of Houston American Piano Trios, by Arno Drucker, belongs in the library of every music school in the country and on the bookshelf ... of every educator and serious music lover. This is a book of astonishing thoroughness and scholarship. -- Earl Carlyss, Director of the Quartet Program, Peabody Conservatory ...a welcome reference...as a model of exhaustive research, this is highly recommended for all music reference collections. Library Journal ...a welcome reference for those seeking information on the American piano trio repertoire...As a model of exhaustive research, this is highly recommended for all music reference collections. -- Charles Krusentjerna, Eastman School of Music