Author: Theodore Presser
When pupils are assigned good-quality etudes their technique improves dramatically. Book 2 in this series features late elementary piano etudes by such noted composers as Czerny, Gurlitt, Köhler, Löschnorn, Rebikov and Schytte. The compilation concentrates on level-appropriate essentials such as shaping phrases with two and three voices, playing a left hand melody with right hand chords, extended hand positions, melodic octaves, Alberti bass, descending scales and more. Each etude is prefaced with concise composer facts and helpful practice advice.
Author: Claude Debussy
Publisher: Alfred Music
Claude Debussy's 12 Études were composed in 1915, in memory of Frederic Chopin. He admits that these are extremely difficult to play, and describes them as "a warning to pianists not to take up the musical profession unless they have remarkable hands." Includes: * Étude 1 (5 fingers, "after Monsieur Czerny") * Étude 2 (thirds) * Étude 3 (fourths) * Étude 4 (sixths) * Étude 5 (octaves) * Étude 6 (eight fingers) * Étude 7 (chromatic degrees) * Étude 8 (ornaments) * Étude 9 (repeated notes) * Étude 10 (opposing sonorities) * Étude 11 (composite arpeggios) * Étude 12 (chords)
Author: Victoria McArthur
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
When pupils are assigned good-quality etudes their technique improves dramatically. Book 2 in this series features late elementary piano etudes by such noted composers as Czerny, Gurlitt, K?hler, L?schnorn, Rebikov and Schytte. The compilation concentrates on level-appropriate essentials such as shaping phrases with two and three voices, playing a left hand melody with right hand chords, extended hand positions, melodic octaves, Alberti bass, descending scales and more. Each etude is prefaced with concise composer facts and helpful practice advice.
A monthly journal for the musician, the music student, and all music lovers.
Also includes Etude in 12 Exercises, 12 Grand Etudes and "Mazeppa." Breitkopf and Härtel edition.
Book 4 is filled with tuneful and challenging etudes that are sure to please while focusing on specific concepts such as melody voicing in chords, tone production, phrase shaping with disjunct melody, chord leaps, arpeggios, trills, melody shared between the hands, chromatic scales, parallel motion scales, shaping melody in a complex texture, octave tremelos and so on. Composers featured are J. C. Bach, Burgmüller, Gurlitt, Reinhold, Gasparini, Rebikov, Czerny, Streabbog, Schumann, Duvernoy and more.
This collection of classic guitar studies is intended for the intermediate guitarist. As a whole, these etudes emulate the content of Carcassi's famed 25 Etudes, yet in a more contemporary harmonic and rhythmic idiom. These pieces are also distinguished in that they are not only valuable as left and right-hand technical exercises- but also as valid, pleasurable concert repertoire. the first ten etudes 11-20 focus on the use of the a finger in combination with i and m. Etudes 4,7,11,13,15, and 17 also concentrate on left-hand slurs. the final five etudes were composed as - and intended to be performed- as a set with each piece dedicated to a particular Latin American composer.
Liszt's reputation as perhaps the greatest pianist of all time is powerfully supported by his dazzling body of work for solo piano. The undiminished popularity of his etudes with pianists and audiences alike have made them among the most performed and recorded works for solo piano in the romantic repertoire. This superbly produced yet inexpensive two-volume edition presents all of Liszt's etudes as edited by the great pianist, composer, and musical scholar Ferruccio Busoni for the Franz Liszt Society and published by Breitkopf and H�rtel in Leipzig in 1910–11. This first volume, Series I, includes many of Liszt's most inspired piano works. The Etude en 12 Exercises and the 12 Grandes Etudes can both be regarded as early versions of the Etudes d' Ex�cution Transcendante (Transcendental Etudes). Each set is a highly successful work in its own terms, and both generally surpass the famous final version in difficulty. The separate "Mazeppa" is yet another working of one of the etudes from these sets. The individual etudes range dramatically in style from the delicate refinement of "Feux Follets" to the startling bravura of "Wilde Jagd" (both from the Transcendental Etudes). Each will bring to pianists and their listeners a moving encounter with the genius of this towering musical personality.
A collection of exercises, for Piano, composed by Stephen Heller.