The 20th Century series presents music by some of the greatest composers of the modern era, composers who wrote a full range of music for orchestra, voices, piano and chamber ensembles, in the great a... Click To Read More About This Product
The 20th Century series presents music by some of the greatest composers of the modern era, composers who wrote a full range of music for orchestra, voices, piano and chamber ensembles, in the great and large forms. But they also valued music education, and composed interesting music to foster a stdent pianist's progress. The pieces by these composers lead a student not only to technical proficiency, but also to become a more fully formed, imaginative musician. When a great talent turns attention to writing a short piece of limited difficulty level for students, it is approached with the same aesthetics, temperament, tastes and creative invention applied when composing a symphony, opera or concerto. These exquisite miniatures are complete works of timeless art. Through them a master musician of the past indirectly teaches a progressing musician of the present and the future. Contents: Antheil: Sad from La femme 100 têtes · Bartók: selections from Ten Easy Pieces: Painful Scuffle, Slovak Peasant Dance · selections from For Children: Children's Dance, Children's Game, Study for the Left Hand, Forest Nymph · Creston: Toy Dance from Five Little Dances, Op. 24 · Gould: Birthday Bells from At the Piano, Book 1 · Hovhanness: Moon Dance from Mountain Idylls, Op. 119 · Kabalevsky: selections from 30 Pieces for Children, Op. 27: Playing Ball, Toccatina, Sonatina · A Short Story from 24 Pieces for Children, Op. 39 · selections from 35 Easy Pieces, Op. 89: Rabbit Teasing a Bear-Cub, Almost a Waltz · Khachaturian: Ivan Can't Go Out Today from Advenures of Ivan · Bedtime Story from Ten Pieces for the Young Pianist · Muczynski: Diversion No. 1 from Diversions, Op. 23 · selections from Fables, Op. 21: Fable No. 1, Fable No. 2, Fable No. 3, Fable No. 4, Fable No. 5 · Pinto: selections from Children's Festival: Little March, Serenade · Shostakovich: The Mechanical Doll from Children's Notebook for Piano, Op. 69. Schirmer Performance Editions feature composer biographies, historical notes, and practice and performance tips.
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