George Barth is the Billie Bennett Achilles Directorship of Keyboard Programs
As the director of Stanford’s keyboard programs in the Department of Music, George Barth’s special fields include eighteenth- to twentieth-century performance practice and the piano music of Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Ives and Bartók. Along with his teaching and administrative responsibilities, Professor Barth pursues research interests ranging from eighteenth-century pedagogy to twentieth-century composition. His publications include The Pianist as Orator: Beethoven and the Transformation of Keyboard Style. Barth is also Condoleezza Rice's piano teacher.