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G. Schirmer The 20th Century - Intermediate Level Schirmer Performance Editions Softcover

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The 20th Century series presents music by some of the greatest composers of the modern era, composers who wrote a full range of music for orchestra, ...Click To Read More About This Product

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The 20th Century series presents music by some of the greatest composers of the modern era, composers who wrote a full range of music for orchestra, voices, piano and chamber ensembles, in the great and large forms. But they also valued music education, and composed interesting music to foster a stdent pianist's progress. The pieces by these composers lead a student not only to technical proficiency, but also to become a more fully formed, imaginative musician. When a great talent turns attention to writing a short piece of limited difficulty level for students, it is approached with the same aesthetics, temperament, tastes and creative invention applied when composing a symphony, opera or concerto. These exquisite miniatures are complete works of timeless art. Through them a master musician of the past indirectly teaches a progressing musician of the present and the future. Contents: Antheil: Little Shimmy · Barber: Petite Berceuse · To My Steinway · Bartók: Bagatelle No. 6 from 14 Bagatelles · selections from For Children: Jeering Song, Round Dance · Creston: selections from Five Little Dances, Op. 24: Festive Dance, Rustic Dance · Hovhaness: Mountain Lullaby from Mountain Idylls, Op. 119 · Kabalevsky: selections from 30 Pieces for Children, Op. 27: Clowning, A Little Prank, Lyric Piece, The Chase, Novelette · Slow Waltz from 24 Pieces for Children, Op. 39 · Rondo-Toccata from Four Rondos, Op. 60; Prelude and Fugue in G Major from Six Preludes and Fugues, Op. 61 · Khachaturian: Ivan Sings from Adventures of Ivan · Muczynski: Fable No. 9 from Fables, Op. 21 · Pinto: Playing Marbles from Children's Festival · Prokofiev: selections from Music for Children, Op. 65: Morning, Promenade, Regrets · Ravel: Prélude · Shostakovich: Birthday from Children's Notebook for Piano, Op. 69. Schirmer Performance Editions feature composer biographies, historical notes, and practice and performance tips.

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