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: Bartók: selections from For Children: Children's Song, Happy Thoughts, Sorrow · selections from The First Term at the Piano: Crescendos, Folksong, Hungarian Folksong, Walking · Bolcom: selections from Monsterpieces (and Others): The Bad Mister, Badminton, The Plaid Miss · Dello Joio: selections from Suite for the Young: Little Sister, Mountain Melody · Diamond: selections from Eight Piano Pieces: Jumping Jacks, Pease-Porridge Hot · Gould: The Missing Beat from At the Piano, Book 1 · Loud and Soft from Ten for Deborah · Kabalevsky: selections from 30 Pieces for Children, Op. 27: Waltz, A Little Song · selections from 24 Pieces for Children, Op. 39: Waltz, Jumping, Folk Dance, Clowns · selections from 35 Easy Pieces, Op. 89: The Shrew, Little Goat Limping, The Little Harpist, Stubborn Little Brother · Pinto: Minuet from Children's Festival · Shostakovich: selections from Children's Notebook for Piano, Op. 69: The Bear, Merry Tale, Sad Tale. Schirmer Performance Editions feature composer biographies, historical notes, and practice and performance tips.
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