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Piano Sonatas, Volume 1 (Nos. 1-8)

Author: Ludwig van Beethoven

Publisher: Alfred Music

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Category: Music

Page: 244

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Beethoven wrote 32 sonatas for piano. Volume 1, edited by Stewart Gordon, includes the first 8 sonatas (Op. 2, Nos. 1-3; Op. 7; Op. 10, Nos. 1-3; and Op. 13 ["Pathétique"]), written between 1795 and 1799. Since these autographs no longer exist, this edition is based on the first editions, published by various Viennese engravers. Dr. Gordon discusses a variety of topics including Beethoven's life; the pianos of his time and their limitations; Beethoven's use of articulation, ornamentation, tempo; and the age-old challenge of attempting to determine the definitive interpretation of Beethoven's music. Valuable performance recommendations, helpful fingering suggestions and ornament realizations are offered in this comprehensive critical body of Beethoven's sonatas. Where performance options are open to interpretation, other editors' conclusions are noted, enabling students and teachers to make informed performance decisions.
Music

Piano Sonatas, Volume I (Nos. 1-7)

Author: Muzio Clementi

Publisher: Alfred Music

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Category: Music

Page: 112

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Muzio Clementi (1752–1832) was a famed composer, pianist, pedagogue, conductor, music publisher, editor, and piano manufacturer. Although born in Italy, he spent most of his life in England. In his time, he was known as "the father of the pianoforte," "father of modern piano technique", and "father of Romantic pianistic virtuosity." This is Volume 1 of Clementi's Sonatas. Titles: * Opus 2, No. 1 in C major * Opus 12, No. 1 in B-flat major * Opus 26, No. 2 in F-sharp minor * Opus 26, No. 3 in D major * Opus 34, No. 1 in C major * Opus 36, No. 1 in A major * Opus 36, No. 2 in F major
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Mikrokosmos

Author: Bela Bartok

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

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Category: Music

Page: 80

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This edition of the Hungarian composer's six-volume cycle of piano studies presents volumes one and two of the series, offering first- and second-year students more than 100 pieces of study material.
Biography & Autobiography

Wondrous Strange

Author: Kevin Bazzana

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 536

View: 196

The first major biography of Glenn Gould to stress the critical influence of the Canadian context on his life and art Glenn Gould was not, as has previously been suggested, an isolated and self-taught eccentric who burst out of nowhere onto the international musical scene in the mid-1950s. He was, says Kevin Bazzana in this fascinating new full-scale biography, very much a product of his time and place – and his entire life and diverse work reflect his Canadian heritage. Bazzana, editor of the international Glenn Gould magazine, throws fresh light on this and many other aspects of Gould’s celebrated life as a pianist, writer, broadcaster, and composer. He portrays Gould’s upbringing in Toronto’s neighbourhood of The Beach in the 1930s, revealing the area’s influence as a distinct social, religious, and cultural milieu. He looks at the impact of Canadian radio on the young musician, his relations with the “new music” crowd in Toronto, and the ways in which his career was furthered by the extraordinary growth of Canada’s cultural institutions in the 1950s. He examines Gould’s place within the CBC “culture” of the 1960s and ‘70s, and his distinctly Canadian sense of humour. Bazanna also reveals new information on Gould’s famous eccentricities, his sometimes bizarre stage manner, his highly selective repertoire, his control mania, his private and sexual life, his hypochondria, his romanticism, and his abrupt retirement from concert performance to communicate solely through electronic and print media. And finally, he takes a detailed look at the extraordinary phenomenon of the posthumous “life” that Gould and his work have enjoyed.
Music

Nine Nocturnes

Author: John Field

Publisher: Alfred Music

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Category: Music

Page: 40

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A collection of piano solos composed by John Field.
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Complete sonatas, Invitation to the dance, and other piano works

Author: Carl Maria von Weber

Publisher: Courier Corporation

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Category: Music

Page: 242

View: 471

Virtually all of the composer's works for piano solo: 4 piano sonatas, "Invitation to the Dance," 8 sets of variations, "Grande Polonaise," others. Authoritative C. F. Peters edition.
Music

Piano lessons in the grand style

Author: Jeffrey Johnson

Publisher: Courier Corporation

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Category: Music

Page: 122

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Series of "Master-Lessons" features Paderewski's "Minuet in G, " Chopin's "Military Polonaise, " Grieg's "Norwegian Bridal Procession, " Mendelssohn's "Scherzo, " and Beethoven's "Pathetique Sonata, " as taught by Wilhelm Bachaus, Percy Grainger, Edwin Hughes, and Mark Hambourg. "

Mother Jones Magazine

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Page: 64

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Mother Jones is an award-winning national magazine widely respected for its groundbreaking investigative reporting and coverage of sustainability and environmental issues.

Billboard

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Page: 92

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In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.
Cantatas, Secular

Amore traditore

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach

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Category: Cantatas, Secular

Page: 66

View: 474

Music

The Masterwork in Music: Volume II, 1926

Author: Heinrich Schenker

Publisher: Courier Corporation

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Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 732

Volume II of three-volume set features an essay on Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, studies of Bach keyboard and solo cello works, and theoretical writings on sonata form and fugue and Schenkerian theory.
Music

The Masterwork in Music: Volume I, 1925

Author: Heinrich Schenker

Publisher: Courier Corporation

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Category: Music

Page: 160

View: 490

Three-volume set features complete translation of major writings by a distinguished Austrian music theorist. Volume I includes analyses of keyboard pieces by Bach, Scarlatti, Chopin, and Beethoven; Bach's music for solo violin, and more.
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Guide to the Pianist's Repertoire, third edition

Author: Maurice Hinson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

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Category: Music

Page: 976

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"The Hinson" has been indispensable for performers, teachers, and students. Now updated and expanded, it's better than ever, with 120 more composers, expertly guiding pianists to solo literature and answering the vital questions: What's available? How difficult is it? What are its special features? How does one reach the publisher? The "new Hinson" includes solo compositions of nearly 2,000 composers, with biographical sketches of major composers. Every entry offers description, publisher, number of pages, performance time, style and characteristics, and level of difficulty. Extensively revised, this new edition is destined to become a trusted guide for years to come.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance

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Page: 56

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The most trustworthy source of information available today on savings and investments, taxes, money management, home ownership and many other personal finance topics.
Music

Piano concertos nos. 2 and 4

Author: Camille Saint-Saëns

Publisher: Courier Corporation

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Category: Music

Page: 275

View: 539

Throughout much of his long, highly productive career, Camille Saint-Saens (1835 1921) occupied a dominant position in French music. Admired for his masterly command of orchestration and high standards of form, style, and workmanship, Saint-Saens wrote for the piano in an elegant, virtuoso style. In this volume, pianists and music lovers will find authoritative full-score editions of two of the composer's most popular piano concertos, works frequently performed since their premieres, and often recorded to this day: "Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22, "and" Piano Concerto No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 44. "In the tradition of the great composer/pianists of his time, Saint-Saens was the soloist for the premieres of both works in Paris: of No. 2 in 1868, and of No. 4 in 1875. The scores of these concert favorites have been reprinted from the authoritative editions published by Durand et Cie, Paris. "