A wonderful collection of miniature pieces reminiscent of childhood, similar to Schumann's Album For The Young. Each selection is delightful and entertaining for students and audiences of all ages.
Album for the Young Op. 39
Author: Piotr Ilytch Tchaïkovski, Howard Ferguson
Tchaikovsky sub-titled this collection, first published in 1878, '24 easy pieces (a la Schumann)'. Like his predecessor, Tchaikovsky had the innate ability of writing for young people without writing down to them, as illustrated here with this set of charming and characteristic miniatures.
The Anthology of Romantic Piano Music is paired with the Performance Practices in Romantic Piano Music DVD for a comprehensive look at the literature, performing conventions and musical style of the Romantic era. On the DVD, Dr. Hinson performs music from the Anthology, and shares interesting historical anecdotes about the composers represented therein and the writers and artists who influenced them.
Author: Dmitri Kabalevsky
Publisher: G Schirmer, Incorporated
(Piano Collection). Contents: Clowns * Folk Dance, Op. 39, No. 17 * Galop * A Happy Outing, Op. 39, No. 24 * Improvisation * Prelude * A Short Story, Op. 39, No. 22 * Slow Waltz * and more!
Op. 139 begins with an easy level of pieces and gradually increases to a moderately difficult level. Some of the technical devices in these pieces include: right-hand melody with left-hand accompaniment; diatonic and chromatic scalar and arpeggio figurations; syncopated melodies and trills. Many of the studies can be transposed into other keys and practiced at varied tempos.
A cumulative list of works represented by Library of Congress printed cards.
Eighteen Little Preludes
Author: Johann Sebastian Bach, Hans Bischoff
Publisher: Alfred Music
This collection, edited by Dr. Hans Bischoff, consists of the "Six Little Preludes," BWV 933-938, along with twelve preludes taken from "The Little Piano Book" (Clavierbuchlein) of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach. Titles: * Prelude No. 1 in C Major (BWV 933) * Prelude No. 2 in C Minor (BWV 934) * Prelude No. 3 in D Minor (BWV 935) * Prelude No.4 in D Major (BWV 936) * Prelude No. 5 in E Major (BWV 937) * Prelude No. 6 in E Minor (BWV 938) * Prelude No. 7 in C Major * Prelude No. 8 in C Major * Prelude No. 9 in C Minor * Prelude No. 10 in D Major * Prelude No. 11 in D Minor * Prelude No. 12 in D Minor * Prelude No. 13 in E Minor * Prelude No. 14 in F Major * Prelude No. 15 in F Major * Prelude No. 16 in G Minor * Prelude No. 17 in G Minor * Prelude No. 18 in A Minor
Author: Becky Barnhart
First Lessons in Bach
Author: Johann Sebastian Bach, Walter Carroll, Willard A. Palmer
Publisher: Alfred Music
Willard A. Palmer updates this popular volume by turn-of-the-century British educator, Walter Carroll. The easiest keyboard works of J.S. Bach and others are presented primarily as Carroll edited them, with complete fingering, tempo, dynamic, and articulation markings. Improvements over Carroll's edition include wider line spacing and the restoration of Bach's ornaments that were previously omitted.
My Musical Life
Author: Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov
Publisher: Faber & Faber
The Russian composer describes his experiences in the musical life of the late nineteenth century, his role in the development of Russian nationalism in music, and his relations with his contemporaries