Features 81 compositions in a large, easy-to-read playing edition. Variations on a theme by Robert Schumann, Op. 23; Waltzes, Op. 39; Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 52a; Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes, Op. 65; Hungarian Dances, Nos. 1-21. Preface. Definitive Vienna Gesellschaft der Musikfrende edition.
Franz Schubert's piano pieces for four hands are among the most varied and significant works in the entire repertoire. Schubert wrote more of these works than any other major composer, and generations of teachers, students, and concert musicians have enjoyed their enduring beauty and vitality. Included in this volume are 15 of Schubert's best and most popular titles, taken from the definitive Breitkopf and Hartel "Schubert-Gesammtausgabe." Composed between 1818 and 1828, they include the tremendously popular Military Marches, Op. 51 (of which the D Major is a striking and familiar melody); the famed "Grand Duo" Sonata in C Major, Op. 140; the Fantasia in F Minor, Op. 103 (written only a few months before Schubert's death, it is one of the most famous and elegantly expressive works in the genre); Variations in A-flat Major on an Original Theme, Op. 35; Andantino Varie in B Minor on French Motifs, Op. 84, No. 1; Fugue in E Minor, Op. 152; and a delightful array of landler, polonaises, and variations. The 23 separate pieces have been selected so that pianists of virtually any level can find works to match their needs. They range in difficulty from beautifully sculpted marches that beginners can play, to works requiring maturity and great technical skill. This volume has been specially designed as a playing edition. The noteheads are large and easily readable at the piano, and wide margins allow plenty of room for written notes, fingerings, analysis, etc. Of special importance is the addition of measure numbers, placed on alternate staves, which allow the pianists to find their place quickly while rehearsing. For playing, study, or simply listening along with records, this volume will be an admirable addition to your music library."
Five sonatas and Theme and Variations in G Major (K.501) for piano four hands. Also, Sonata in D Major (K.448/375a) and Fugue in C Minor (K.426) for 2 pianos. Authoritative Breitkopf & Hartel edition."
Intermediate and advanced pianists will savor these 42 carefully chosen works. Features include Beethoven's 8 Variations on a Theme by Count Waldstein, and the Sonata in D, Op. 6; Debussy's Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun; Rachmaninoff's Barcarolle, Op. 11; Tchaikovsky's Waltz from "The Sleeping Beauty," Op. 66; Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole; and many others.
Suites composed specifically for piano four hands include "Petite Suite" and "Six Epigraphes Antiques, " plus composer's transcriptions of "Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune" (two pianos) and "Printemps "(piano four hands). Authoritative editions.
Piano Music for Four Hands is a novel about music and love set against three generations of French history. At its center is a charming but melancholy pianist named Michel Mailhoc. Having survived a series of bungled love affairs and professional disappointments, he retreats to his family house in the Pyrenees. The bright spot in his life is his grandniece Emma, who becomes his prizewinning student. Struggling with his fervent desire for her success and the fear of losing her, Michel sends Emma into the world of international musical stardom that he has renounced for himself. The Mailhoc family saga, stretching from World War I to the turbulent 1960s, is full of sorrow, but the underlying melody remains tender and humorous. From the first sentence we feel curiously at home in Roger Grenier's intimate, precise, and musical writing.
Since the 1981 publication of the first edition, Cameron McGraw’s Piano Duet Repertoire has been a trusted guide for duet performers. This second edition, edited and substantially expanded by Christopher and Katherine Fisher, brings the volume into the 21st century, adding over 500 new or updated composer entries and nearly 1,000 new work entries to the volume, a testament to the renewed interest in piano duet playing. Entries are arranged alphabetically by composer and include both pedagogical and concert repertoire. The annotations and the grade-level indications provide piano teachers a wealth of instructional guidance. The book also contains updated appendices listing collections and duet works with voice and other instruments. This new edition features a title index and a list of composers by nationality, making it a convenient and indispensable resource.
Mozart's four sonatas for one piano, four hands, are the first important works in the piano duet literature. This carefully researched edition contains historical information, in-depth notes on performing Mozart's piano music, editorial fingering and metronome marks, as well as realizations of many ornaments. Titles: * Sonata in D Major, K. 381 (123a) * Sonata in B-flat Major, K. 358 (186c) * Sonata in F Major, K. 497 * Sonata in C Major, K. 521
Two series of piano duets that are among Dvorák's most famous compositions, and among the most performed works in the piano four hands repertoire. The composer intended them as artistic stylizations of typical Slavonic dances such as the furiant, the dumka, the polka, the skocna, the odzemek and the kolo. Reprinted from authoritative Czech editions.
Definitive Vienna Gesellschaft der Musikfrende edition contains 81 works, including Variations on a Theme by Schumann, Waltzes, Liebeslieder and Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes, and Hungarian Dances, Nos. 1-21.
Contents: Come, Thou Almighty King * Cross of Christ Medley * The Love of God * Medley of German Hymns * Praise Him, Praise Him * Shall We Gather at the River? * There Is a Happy Land * This Is My Father's World.