Burgmüller, Czerny & Hanon: Piano Studies Selected for Technique and Musicality, Volume 1
By Johann Friedrich Burgmüller, Carl Czerny, and Charles-Louis Hanon / ed. Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield
An outstanding compilation of piano etudes and exercises from the ever-popular Bürgmuller's 25 Progressive Pieces, Opus 100, Czerny's Practical Method for Beginners on the Piano, Opus 599, and Hanon's The Virtuoso Pianist. Etudes are organized into four units according to difficulty and emphasize different aspects of technique and musicianship. Hanon exercises are included within each unit to reinforce the need for finger strength, independence and agility. Information about each composer's life, music and books is also provided.