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.
The Real Repertoire series introduces players to a wealth of original works by the great composers. The volumes are carefully selected and edited by leading piano teacher and pedagogue Christine Brown, and contain timeless masterworks and unmissable modern pieces to encourage and inspire. Helpful background notes on the composers are also included. Titles: Andante From Sonata in D K. 381 (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) * Allegro Molto from Sonata in D Op. 6 (Ludwig Van Beethoven) * Sonatina Op. 3 No. 1 (Carl Maria Von Weber) * Polonaise Op. 149, No. 23 (Anton Diabelli) * Allegro in E Minor Op. 149, No. 28 (Anton Diabelli) * Waltz in A Op. 39, No. 15 (Johannes Brahms) and more.
Felix Mendelssohn's Allegro brillant, Op. 92, for one piano, four hands, was written in 1841 and dedicated to Clara Schumann. The expressive Andante theme alternates between the Secondo and Primo, segueing into the virtuosic Allegro assai vivace movement with a rush of scales. All fingering, metronome marks, and notational omissions have been supplemented by the editors. Allegro brillant is considered one of the most challenging pieces in the entire piano duet repertoire.
Duet playing should form an integral part of the development of all young pianists. Personal development, reduction of performance anxiety and skills such as listening, rhythmic stability and sight-reading are but a few components that can be improved through duet playing. Piano playing is mostly a lonely activity and one of the best ways to counteract this isolation is to become involved in collaborative musicianship through duet playing. The piano duet has an extended history, beginning in the Pre-Baroque and reaching its pinnacle during the Romantic period. After dwindling interest in the early twentieth century, renewed attention has recently been given internationally to duet playing and composition, resulting in large numbers of new duet publications. It is a matter of concern that duet playing is sadly neglected in the tuition of many beginners. This may be due to factors such as lack of knowledge of duet repertoire, difficulty in obtaining such repertoire and problems with incorporating still another aspect in the piano lesson. To provide some guidelines for the teacher, practical considerations such as partner compatibility, leadership, repertoire and publication choice, memorising, page turning and the preparation process have been investigated. Technical aspects are dealt with because adjustments are needed during duet playing compared to solo playing. These include seating, the position of the arms and hands, fingering, dynamic variety, balance, timing and the use of pedal. A factor contributing to the neglect of incorporating duet playing in teaching seems to be the difficulty in sourcing appropriate repertoire. Duet publications generally offer only limited guidelines concerning grading whereas duet repertoire lists include mostly advanced compositions using undefined grading over a broad spectrum. Beginner repertoire is seldom referred to in duet repertoire lists, which complicates the process of finding appropriate beginner repertoire. The fact that sheet music suppliers only have a limited variety of duet publications available exacerbates the problem. The researcher has endeavoured to find a solution for this problem by devising a selective syllabus of beginner duets. Because no relevant grading system is available, such a system had to be devised. The publications of six well-known piano beginner methods were analysed to establish the basic sequence in which musical concepts are introduced to the beginner pianist. Following these guidelines a grading system of eight levels has been developed. A search for duet repertoire has been undertaken by scrutinising a piano curriculum, various piano duet examination syllabi as well as the researcher's duet collection, and by investigating the availability of repertoire in libraries, sheet music suppliers and on the Internet. Subsequently suitable duets were played and graded. The outcome of this dissertation is a suggested graded duet syllabus for the beginner pianist. A compact disc of selected piano duets performed by the author and a partner is included.
Eight intermediate duets for violin from the 18th Century selected by Mary Cohen and published as part of the Real Repertoire Series. The series introduces players to a wealth of original works by great composers, and this duets book complements Real Repertoire for Violin (0-571-52155-X). Titles: Ignace Joseph Pleyel: Op. 8, No. 5 * George Philipp Telemann: TWV 40:119 * Ignace Joseph Pleyel: Op. 48, No. 1 * Michael Joseph Gebauer: Op. 10, No. 11 * Joseph Haydn (attrib.): Allegretto Scherzando * Jean-Marie Leclair: Allegro * Ignace Joseph Pleyel: Op. 48, No. 5 * Joseph Haydn (attrib.): Allegretto Spiritoso.
These easy-to-intermediate piano duets include Schubert's Variations on a French Song; Dvořák's Slavonic Dances, Op. 72; Mendelssohn's Allegro brillante, Op. 92; many other popular selections. Includes downloadable MP3 files for each piece.
This collection features a selection of classical pieces by the world's most renowned composers: Johann Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Johannes Pachelbel, Antonio Vivaldi, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Richard Wagner, Johannes Brahms, Johann Strauss, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Giuseppe Verdi, Edvard Grieg and Edward Elgar.For the beginnner Violin & Piano player.Includes:1812 OvertureA Little Night MusicThe Blue DanubeBridal ChorusCanon in DDance of the FlowersGreensleevesIn the Hall of the Mountain KingJesu, Joy Of Man DesiringLa Donna é MobileLand of Hope and GloryLullabyOde to JoySpring - Four Seasons Water Music
for piano duet Piano Duets: Romantic Composers presents varied and accessible repertoire for every duet player. The collection includes attractive new arrangements of orchestral and chamber gems, alongside new editions of original works written specifically for piano duet. You'll find duet favourites by Brahms and Dvorak, and new arrangements of well-known orchestral pieces by Berlioz and Tchaikovsky. To complete its survey of the Romantic period, the collection includes an intricate piano study by Liszt, a movement from a piano quartet by Mendelssohn, and a nocturnal Lied by Fanny Mendelssohn. Ranging from the intimate to the virtuosic, these pieces are ideal for duettists looking for new recital material as well as those beginning to explore the medium.
Piano duets, whether for one or two, are among the most enjoyable forms of music-making in which pianists, professional or amateur, can take part. Moreover, they provide invaluable practice in ensemble-playing.It is often thought that the duet repertoire consists entirely of arrangements of classical symphonies, overtures, and chamber music, but this is not the case. A great many works, often of the finest quality, were originally written for one medium or the other.This book is divided into three main sections. Part I describes the chronology of piano duets and music for two pianos, from their earliest beginnings in the 16th century to the present day; Part II discusses some of the special technical problems that arise when playing them; Part III provides aselective list of original duets that have genuine musical or historical interest.
This collection of 40 piano duets (for one piano, four hands) is appropriate for pianists at the late elementary through intermediate levels. Duet repertoire from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries are included by such composers as Brahms, Bruckner, Cui, Diabelli, Foote, Godowsky, Haydn, Moscheles, Mozart, Ravel, Schubert, Spindler, Stravinsky, Türk and more. To facilitate reading, the primo and secondo parts are on separate pages. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance. Essential ornamentation is realized in footnotes, both parts contain measure numbers for convenient reference and brief composer biographies are included.
(Piano Solo Songbook). Gershwin's Three Preludes are arranged for piano duet (1 piano, 4 hands) by the master arranger Eugenie Rocherolle, making them fully accessible for intermediate-level pianists. The distinct combination of classical and jazz elements makes the preludes an essential part of any pianist's repertoire, and now students of all ages can enjoy the full flavor of the pieces without the virtuoso technique usually required. This book-only collection is destined to become a staple of the piano duet repertoire for years to come! Allegro ben ritmato e deciso * Andante con moto e poco rubato * Agitato.
"The Mozart Anthology" is a celebration of Mozart's music, offering five arrangements, fantasies, and showpieces as performed by the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo. Each work translates the spirit of Mozart's original vision to the keyboard in a highly pianistic manner, making attractive additions to any piano duo's recital repertoire. The volume begins with the somber Chorale Prelude ("Der, welcher wandert diese Strasse voll Beschwerden") from Die Zauberflöte, arranged for two pianos in homage to the chorale preludes of Bach-Busoni. By contrast, the "Papageno!" fantasy is essentially a game of musical twister for piano duet featuring a mash-up of Papageno's felicitous arias (also from Die Zauberflöte). Two works in this anthology originate from Mozart's opera Così fan tutte. A pair of women bid a heartfelt farewell to their lovers departing by sea in the two-piano arrangement of "Soave sia il vento," while the Grand Scherzo recasts the swirling, flirtatious events that close Act I as a four-movement sonata for piano, four-hands. Rounding out the anthology is Anderson's irreverently off-the-wall and dizzyingly virtuosic "Ragtime alla turca" for two pianos, based on Mozart's Rondo "Alla turca," K. 331. All five works have been newly formatted and edited. Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791). Arranged and adapted for two pianos and piano, four hands by Greg Anderson (b. 1981). Advanced. 74 pages. Two copies required for performance of two piano works. Published by Awkward Fermata Press.
The nineteenth century brought tremendous growth to the piano duet repertoire. The keyboard was further developed and transformed to the modern piano, which allowed composers to exploit the capabilities of the instrument through piano duet compositions. As a response to the vast development of the modern piano, French composers of late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries began producing today's masterworks of the piano duet repertoire. During 1886-1910, the growth of piano duets in France is evident with the three composers and works discussed in further detail: Gabriel Fauré's (1845-1924) Dolly Suite, Op. 56, Claude Debussy's (1862-1918) Petite Suite, and Maurice Ravel's (1875-1937) Ma mère l'Oye. A biographical description of each composer and a harmonic analysis of each composition are provided in this paper. All the three piano duets reflected different writing styles and interpretations of each composer. Fauré composed the Dolly Suite based on children themes of Hélène Bardac, or more commonly known as Dolly, the dedicatee of the suite. A light-hearted work, the Dolly Suite successfully portrays the composer's sensitivity in composition. An early work of Debussy, the Petite Suite does not reflect his later Impressionistic style. He wrote these pieces based on ideas of the Baroque dance suites. Similar to Fauré, Ravel's Ma mère l'Oye is a set of enchanting pieces based on children's tales. The Mother Goose Suite reflects one of Ravel's finest compositions of his innovative, imaginative, and intricate compositional style. These three piano duet masterworks by the three important French composers: Fauré, Debussy, and Ravel are notable works to be studied in the piano duet repertoire.
The Fantasie in F Minor, Op. 103, is Franz Schubert's most-often performed piano duet and is considered one of the great masterpieces of ensemble piano repertoire. Schubert completed the Fantasie in 1828, just a short time before his death later that year. The work demonstrates his mature style and is filled with some of his best writing. Its four connected movements contain lovely and enticing melodies, dramatic gestures in French overture style, a brilliant scherzo and trio, and a virtuosic fugue.