The music of Ludwig Van Beethoven has been required repertoire for every self-respecting pianist for over a century - now here's your chance to get your hands around those timeless melodies at an early stage. These simple arrangements have been carefully devised to be accessible to the early performer, and will help to build confidence and fluency through a variety of melodic and technical challenges. These grand and powerful pieces have delighted and captivated audiences since the early nineteenth century, and represent a wonderfully satisfying addition to your repertoire. Songlist: - Country Waltz (Landler) - Minuet In G Major - Ode To Joy (Symphony No.9) - German Dance In G Major - Bagatelle In G Minor Op.119 No.1 - Bagatelle In C Minor Op.119 No.5 - Bagatelle In A Minor Op.119. No.9 - Adagio Cantabile (Sonata In C Minor 'Pathetique' Op.13) - Adagio Sostenuto (Sonata In C Sharp Minor 'Moonlight' Op.27 No.2) - Ecossaise In E-flat Major - Ecossaise In G Major - First Movement Themes (Piano Concerto No.3 In G Op.37) - Für Elise (Theme) - German Dance in D Major - Sonatina In G Major (First Movement)
The third volume to appear in the magnum opus of A. Peter Brown takes as its topic the European symphony ca. 1800-ca. 1930 and is divided into two parts. Brown's series synthesises an enormous amount of scholarly literature in a wide range of languages.
This study is the first to consider all three of Rachmaninoff's careers in detail. After surveying his place in Russian musical history and his creative activity, the author examines, with musical examples, each working chronological order against the background of the composer's life. Among the the many subjects upon which new light is shed are the operas, the songs, and the religious music. Rachmaninoff's remarkable career as a pianist, his style of playing and repertoire are analysed along with his historically important contribution to the gramophone and his work for the reproducing piano. The book includes a survey of his activity as a conductor. There are extensive references to Russian sources and the first appearance of a complete Rachmaninoff disconography is included. This book is the only comprehensive study in any language of the three aspects of Rachmaninoff's musical career and is a stimulating read for music lovers everywhere.
An invaluable guide for lovers of classical music designed to enhance their enjoyment of the core orchestral repertoire from 1700 to 1950 Robert Philip, scholar, broadcaster, and musician, has compiled an essential handbook for lovers of classical music, designed to enhance their listening experience to the full. Covering four hundred works by sixty-eight composers from Corelli to Shostakovich, this engaging companion explores and unpacks the most frequently performed works, including symphonies, concertos, overtures, suites, and ballet scores. It offers intriguing details about each piece while avoiding technical terminology that might frustrate the non-specialist reader. Philip identifies key features in each work, as well as subtleties and surprises that await the attentive listener, and he includes enough background and biographical information to illuminate the composer's intentions. Organized alphabetically from Bach to Webern, this compendium will be indispensable for classical music enthusiasts, whether in the concert hall or enjoying recordings at home.
The composer's final symphony is a masterwork of lush orchestration and deep melancholy. This miniature score, an unabridged reproduction from an authoritative source, is a handy and inexpensive volume.