Author: Jack Guerry

Works Published by UNT Press

Essays on Artistic Piano Playing

Published: May, 1998  Pages: 140 

Silvio Scionti (1882–1973), the distinguished Italian-American pianist and teacher, was a prolific writer. This book, about artistry in piano playing, contains heretofore unpublished essays that Scionti wrote over a period of many years. The topics range from “Basic Points in Fine Piano Playing” and “The Art of Pedaling” (both richly illustrated with musical examples) to “Memorizing Piano Music,” “Silence—Its Use and Misuse,” and “The Metronome—Its Beneficial or Harmful Side.” more... about Essays on Artistic Piano Playing

Silvio Scionti: Remembering a Master Pianist and Teacher

Published: October, 1991  Pages: 240  Features: 80 b&w photos. Index.

“Scionti’s arrival at the School of Music, University of North Texas in the early ’40s… ushered in… a golden age… in the musical life in the area… By the late ’40s his students were beginning to rival those of the Juillard School’s Rosina Lhevinne in the number of prizes taken on a national level, and by the early 1950s they were competing successfully in the international arena… A handsomely produced biography covering the life and career of the teacher.” —Dallas Morning News more... about Silvio Scionti: Remembering a Master Pianist and Teacher