An excellent selection of graded studies from prominent composers such as Czerny, Bartok, and Kodaly which have been lovingly collected and edited by Fanny Waterman. This series of books represents a distillation of the thoroughness, inspiration and sense of adventure that characterise Waterman's own teaching methods. The excellence of the musical material and the attractive presentation have won universal acclaim.
Graded, well-tested and diverse repertoire by master composers ranging from Bach to Bart�k. The Studies book features simple graded studies designed to consolidate technique and to complement the piano repertoire of Piano Progress.
The interest in piano and the desire to play, has increased tremendously in the past few years. Especially is this noticeable among adults who have either had some elementary piano instruction in their youth or have been denied this study for various reasons. This increased interest is partly due to the widespread influence of radio. Hearing music almost daily has become an integral part of our lives and it is this constant influence which has awakened a keen and natural desire to become an active participant. it is to the furtherance and stimulation of this natural desire that this course was planned. The adult approach has been kept constantly in mind, however not to the exclusion of certain basic principles which are necessary in order to make rapid and satisfactory progress. The logical and stepwise manner of progression in this course should prove of inestimable aid to both the student and teacher.
This music reference contains biographical details of over 8000 composers, musicians, singers, arrangers, writers, conductors, soloists and managers. The revised appendices section includes listings of orchestras, opera companies, music libraries, music orgnizations and societies worldwide.
The literature found in the Classics for Students series provides a sequenced course of progression for the pianist who wants to play music of substantial quality. The wide variety of moods, technical features, and colors included in this collection will aid in the development of technique and musicianship and provide hours of personal enjoyment. Titles: * At the Brook, Op. 47, No. 8 (Heller) * Ave Maria, Op. 100, No. 19 (Burgmüller) * Cradle Song, Op. 124, No. 6 (Schumann) * Dusk, Op. 138, No. 3 (Heller) * Étude in B-flat Major, Op. 125, No. 13 (Heller) * Fantasy Dance, Op. 124, No. 5 (Schumann) * The Hunter, Op. 138, No. 4 (Heller) * Little Romance, Op. 68, No. 19 (Schumann) * Norse Song, Op. 68, No. 41 (Schumann) * Restlessness, Op. 100, No. 18 (Burgmüller) * The Storm, Op. 109, No. 13 (Burgmüller) * Tarantella, Op. 100, No. 20 (Burgmüller) * Tolling Bell, Op. 125, No. 8 (Heller) * Waltz, Op. 124, No. 4 (Schumann)
Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century explores, with textual specificity and historical alertness, the question of how the cultures of the nineteenth century--the cultures that shaped Willa Cather's childhood, animated her education, supplied her artistic models, generated her inordinate ambitions, and gave embodiment to many of her deeply held values--are addressed in her fiction. In two related sets of essays, seven contributors track within Cather's life or writing the particular cultural formations, emotions, and conflicts of value she absorbed from the atmosphere of her distinct historical moment; their ten colleagues offer a compelling set of case studies that articulate the manifold ways that Cather learned from, built upon, or resisted models provided by particular nineteenth-century writers, works, or artistic genres. Taken together with its Cather Studies predecessor, Willa Cather and Modern Cultures, this volume reveals Cather as explorer and interpreter, sufferer and master of the transition from a Victorian to a Modernist America.