Re-engraved, corrected editions by Artur Schnabel, with Schnabel's notes and comments in five languages. Volume One contains Sonatas One through Seventeen and Volume Two contains Sonatas Eighteen through Thirty-Two.
Scriabin was the precursor of many trends in 20th-century music-chord clusters, melodic fragmentation, serialism, and the psychedelic combination of sounds and colors now called "mixed media." In this compilation of 30 contrasting pieces, the editor has included notations on fingering, pedaling and phrasing.
Czerny's Op. 718 is a set of 24 studies that emphasize training of the left hand. The work is not a collection of left-hand solo studies as one might guess from the title, though it focuses on the dexterity of the left hand. The studies include the following types of technique: scales, double thirds, full (four-note) chords, arpeggios, skips, melody and accompaniment in the left-hand part, and many others.
The most widely used piano technique book ever written, The Virtuoso Pianist was designed to develop agility and strength in all the fingers as well as flexibility of the wrists. Translated from the original French, this Masterwork edition is designed for intermediate level pianists, includes Exercises 1-20 and is clearly engraved for easy reading. Contains Hanon's original introduction. Book 2 (Alfred edition 682) is also available, and contains Exercises 21-43.
Musicians have long treasured the Mozart sonatas for their symmetry and perfection. This volume presents single movements as well as complete sonatas (K. 282, 283, 545 and 570) for study by the advancing pianist. The sonatas provide ample opportunity for developing control, technical facility, a singing style, and balance and voicing. The preface gives Dr. Hinson's helpful suggestions on pedaling, ornamentation, articulation and dynamics, as well as a suggested order of study. Careful editing allows the teacher and student to make informed choices in interpreting these masterpieces.
This set of six pieces is based on folk song melodies and dance forms from Transylvania which was annexed to Romania in 1920. The contrasting melodies were originally for violin or shepherd's flute, but the unusual harmonies are original with Bartók. The performance time for the complete set of dances is approximately 4 minutes, 15 seconds.
The 24 Preludes, one in each major and minor key, are among Chopin's most masterful works. Ranging from miniatures for intermediate-level students to lengthier works for advanced pianists, the Preludes were written in a monastery during the winter of 1839. The preface to this historically informed edition contains a thorough discussion of pedaling, tempo, ornamentation and rubato in Chopin's piano music in general and the preludes specifically.
This edition will assist piano students in achieving a better, more stylistically correct interpretation of Domenico Scarlatti’s piano music. These 16 intermediate to late intermediate level sonatas include dynamics, fingering, articulation and phrasing, realization of ornaments and metronome indications in parentheses. Historical background, performance problems and performance suggestions, including pedaling, are included in the "About Each Sonata" section.
Bartók wrote these one-to three-page intermediate-level works "to supply piano students with easy contemporary pieces." Each selection, including the familiar Evening in the Country and Bear Dance, explores a different technique such as modal scales, tritones, repeated notes, changing meters, folk melodies and rhythms.
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