Play the world's most beautiful classical music quickly and easily with this high-quality selection of short, favorite, accessible compositions by the world's greatest composers — Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Haydn, Liszt, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, and others. Includes Beethoven's Für Elise, Three Norwegian Dances by Grieg, Liszt's Consolation, Macdowell's To a Wild Rose, Schumann's Träumerei, and many more.
Chosen from the four stylistic periods of piano repertoire and presented in their original form, the 100 pieces in this collection have been favorites of pianists throughout the years. To help in performance, the editors have realized ornaments and added editorial markings such as phrasing, expression marks, and dynamics where appropriate. Titles: Little Prelude in C Major, BVW 939 (J. S. Bach) * Teasing Song, from For Children (Bart?k) * Ecossaise in G Major (Beethoven) * Sonatina in C Major, Op. 36, No. 1 (Clementi) * Waltz in C Major (Diabelli) * Spinning Song, Op. 14, No. 4 (Ellmenreich) * The Chase, Op. 117, No. 5 (Gurlitt) * Minuet in G Major (Haydn) * Prelude in G Major (Kuhnau) * Minuet in F Major, K. 2 (Mozart) * Minuet in A Minor (Purcell) * Minuet in C Major, K. 73b; L. 217 (D. Scarlatti) * The Happy Farmer, from Album for the Young, Op. 68 (Schumann) * Italian Song, No. 15 (Tchaikovsky) * and more.
100 Classics adapted for the intermediate pianist, with music ranging from Mozart to Albeniz. Titles: Handel: Air From Water Music * J. S. Bach: Air on the G String * Strauss: Artists Life * J. S. Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria * Schubert: Ave Maria * Schubert: Ballet Music from Rosamunde * Offenbach: Barcarolle * Black Eyes (Russian Gypsy Song) * Wagner: Bridal March * Tchaikovsky: Chanson Triste * Tchaikovsky: Chant Sans Paroles * Schubert: Cradle Song * Ponchielli: Dance of the Hours * Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy * Strauss: Die Fledermaus * Chabrier: Espana * Faust: Flower Song * Beethoven: Fur Elise * Offenbach: Can-Can and Galop from Orpheus in the Underworld * Bizet: Habanera from Carmen * Schubert: Hark! Hark! The Lark * Schubert: Hedge Roses * Dvorák: Humoresque * Brahms: Hungarian Dance * Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody * Weber: Invitation to the Waltz * Serradell: La Golondrina (The Swallow) * Dvorák: Largo from the New World Symphony * Handel: Largo * Liszt: Liebestraum * Wagner: March from Tannhäuser * and more.
Selected for pupils in their first years of piano lessons, this volume contains 50 of the most beautiful original compositions for piano from the days of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) to the days of Alexander Grechaninov, providing playing material from the baroque period to the early 20th century. Apart from numerous individual pieces, it also contains easy sonatas and sonatinas by Haydn, Clementi, Mozart, and Beethoven. Complete with fingerings, tempo suggestions and notes on the execution of ornaments, this collection with its modern and reader-friendly layout is ideal for lessons and for playing at home.
Beginning pianists of all ages will cherish this excellent compilation of piano classics. Many of the greatest composers — J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt — are represented by several pieces each, some newly adapted for the piano. Popular works include the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Claire de Lune, and Pictures at an Exhibition.