Author: Lars Edlund
Publisher: Beekman Books Incorporated
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.
This book teaches the ideas behind adding chords to melodies. It begins with basic chords and progressions, and moves to more complex ideas. With an introduction and two appendices. Two CDs of additional material.
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.
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 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 Turkish Cookbook
Author: Musa Dagdeviren
Publisher: Phaidon Press
The definitive cookbook of hearty, healthy Turkish cuisine, from the leading authority on Turkey's unique food traditions Vibrant, bold, and aromatic, Turkish food – from grilled meats, salads, and gloriously sweet pastries to home-cooking family staples such as dips, pilafs, and stews – is beloved around the world. This is the first book to so thoroughly showcase the diversity of Turkish food, with 550 recipes for the home cook that celebrate Turkey's remarkable European and Asian culinary heritage – from little-known regional dishes to those that are globally recognized and stand the test of time, be they lamb kofte, chicken kebabs, tahini halva, or pistachio baklava.
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: Anthony Connolly
Portrait painting is inherently difficult and requires a unique understanding of and sensitivity to the sitter. This practical book considers the historical context of portrait painting and its contemporary practice. Written by a professional portrait painter, it describes the intricacies of making a portrait not just for the technically minded but also for those who are interested in a painter's perspective on the role and importance of portraiture.Step-by-step demonstrations of portraits and self-portraits.Techniques that use colour to introduce subtleties and presence.Advice on catching a likeness and overcoming difficulties.Discussion about the significance of copying and photography.Insights into the artistic process of the portrait painter.Work of contemporary and distinguished painters.'What fascinates me most, much much more than anything else in painting, is the portrait, the modern portrait.' Vincent van Gogh. A practical guide that considers the historical context of portrait painting and its contemporary practice.Aimed at beginners and more experienced; untutored groups and individual artists of portrait painters.Gives step-by-step demonstrations of portraits and self-portraits.Covers use of colour to introduce subtleties and presence.Superbly illustrated with 180 colour illustrations.Anthony Connolly is a professional portrait painter and won the prestigious Prince of Wales Award for Portrait Drawing in 2004.
Author: Bosworth GmbH, John W. Schaum
Bartok Piano Anthology
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes Incorporated
(BH Piano). Includes For Children Complete ; Allegro barbaro ; Romanian Folk Dances ; Romanian Christmas Carols ; Suite, Op. 14 ; Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs ; Improvisations on Hungarian Peasant Songs ; Dance Suite ; Out of Doors ; Nine Little Piano Pieces ; and Three Rondos on Folk Tunes .
Live Beat 1 Students' Book
Author: Jonathan Bygrave, Judy Copage, Ingrid Freebairn, Sarah Curtis, Olivia Johnston
The Live Beat Students’ Book contains 10 units that build and consolidate students’ knowledge of grammar, vocabulary, functional language and systematic development of the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Language Revision helps students monitor their own progress through self-assessment while Skills Revision gives students practice question types from the Trinity, KET and PET exams.
Beginner Piano/Keyboard Instruction