These three volumes, in practical urtext-pedagogical editions, are designed with the idea that these precious works will be performed on the modern piano. With respect to the original text, Dr. Hinson offers many valuable, stylistically faithful suggestions for interpretation. Volume I is appropriate for progressing intermediate students, and provides a most effective introduction to the great Viennese Classical style. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.
Author: Lars Edlund
Publisher: Beekman Books Incorporated
Author: Giuseppe Verdi
Publisher: Oneworld Classics
Each Opera Guide contains the complete text of an opera in the original, with a parallel English translation, introductory essays, numerous musical examples and illustrations. 'The subject cannot fail!' exulted Verdi, when recommending Victor Hugo's play, Le Roi s'amuse, to his librettist. But the censors made every effort to stop it... and the baritone was not easily convinced that a hunchback role would suit him. Jonathan Keates gives a vivid insight into the composition of a masterpiece. Verdi long afterwards thought it was his best work, and Roger Parker explains why. Peter Nichols, author of several best-selling books in Italy, picks out some of the peculiarly Italian attitudes and characters in the opera which make it timeless—and unnervingly modern.
The Harp Handbook
Author: Steve Baker
Publisher: Omnibus Press
The Rotting Land
Author: Joe Dever, John Grant
"The glockenspiel simply is one of the best instruments for the first contact with music. With this book your child will play the first songs after a very short time. Everything you need to know about the basics of music is explained especially for little ones. Therefore, this full-colored book is the perfect way to start a musical education. Also all the songs are recorded on the enclosed CD to listen and play along to."
The Piano Handbook
Author: Carl Humphries, Robin Meloy Goldsby
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Enhanced by an audio CD of selected examples and pieces, a course in playing all major styles of piano covers a history of the instrument and offers progressive instruction in all areas of technique, including posture, fingering, pedalling, scales, and exercises.
Author: Benjamin Suchoff
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Now available in paperback! Béla Bartók's Mikrokosmos is a collection of 153 pieces for piano designed by the composer as a series graded according to difficulty. The pieces were written between 1926 and 1939, and have become by far the best-known series of teaching pieces by a major composer in the twentieth century. This in-depth study investigates Bartók's Mikrokosmos from three main viewpoints: the genesis of the pieces, their pedagogical value, and their stylistic qualities. The book is intended for piano teachers, students, and performers as well as anyone interested in Bartók's life and work as pianist, educator, and composer. Cloth originally published in 2002 under ISBN 0-8108-4427-3.
Jazz, Rags & Blues, Book 3 contains original solos for intermediate to late intermediate-level pianists that reflect the various styles of the jazz idiom. An excellent way to introduce your students to this distinctive American contribution to 20th century music.
Author: Christie Harris
Publisher: New York : Atheneum
Fictionalized retelling of the near destruction of the Haida Nation.
Verkörperungen der Musik
Author: Jörn Peter Hiekel, Wolfgang Lessing
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Innerhalb der Wissenschaften, die sich der Erforschung der Musik widmen, stellt die Dimension des Körpers eine, wenn nicht gar die zentrale Schnittstelle dar. Sie umgreift die Musikwissenschaft und Musikpädagogik ebenso wie die Musikphysiologie. In den Beiträgen des Bandes formulieren namhafte Fachvertreter der genannten Disziplinen wichtige Überlegungen zu diesem interdisziplinären Themenfeld.
The Exploring Piano Classics: A Masterworks Method for Developing Pianists series pairs motivating performance repertoire with thoughtful technical studies. The Technique books are designed to give students a highly structured program of technical development. They include basic keyboard patterns (five-finger patterns, scales, chords, cadences, and arpeggios in the major and minor keys found in the Repertoire books), exercises and etudes, and other necessary technical drills for mastering each piece in the Repertoire books. Suggestions for efficient practice are also included.
Dennis Agay. A method and repertory for the beginner. Optional duet part for some pieces. All in large notes, very clear and easy to read.