Exploring Piano Classics Repertoire, Level 2
A Masterwork Method for the Developing Pianist
By Nancy Bachus
Item: 00-31358
UPC: 038081334974
ISBN 10: 0739055593
ISBN 13: 9780739055595
PRICE: $10.95
Series: Exploring Piano Classics
Category: Piano Collection
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Piano
Level: Late Elementary / Early Intermediate
The Exploring Piano Classics: A Masterworks Method for Developing Pianists series pairs motivating performance repertoire with thoughtful technical studies. Each level contains a Repertoire book with CD and a Technique book, both with convenient page-by-page correlation. When used together, the books give students a deep understanding of the art of music, performance practices, and the necessary skills to play the piano with technical ease. The Repertoire books include pieces from the major style periods, selected and graded based on festival, competition, and examination lists from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Background information on each style period, its instruments, composers, and the music itself is included.

The CD recordings of the repertoire, performed by internationally known clinician and teacher Nancy Bachus, provide an indispensable tool for appropriate musical interpretation. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music with an M.M. in Piano Performance and Literature, Nancy Bachus has performed solo recitals across the U. S., Canada, and Italy, and appeared in the original "Monster Concerts" in venues such as Lincoln Center and the White House. Titles: Tarantella in C Major (Clark) * Melody in C (Le Couppey) * Old English Air (Anonymous) * Rustic Dance (J. C. Bach) * Minuet in C Minor (de Seixas) * Arioso (Türk) * The Chinese Doll (Rebikov) * Night Journey, Op. 82, No. 65 (Gurlitt) * Distant Bells, Op. 63, No. 6 (Streabog) * Quadrille (Haydn) * Swineherd’s Dance (Bartók) * Minuet in C Major (Kress) * Sarabande (Corelli) * Minuet in G Minor, BWV 822 (J. S. Bach) * Lento (Stravinsky) * Russian Folk Song, Op. 107, No. 7 (Beethoven) * Tarantella in D Minor (Goedicke) * Elegy, Op. 183, No. 2 (Reinecke) * Spanish Dance, Op. 61, No. 10 (Oesten) * King William’s March (Clarke) * Chimes (Tcherepnin) * Peasant Dance (Bolck).
Swineherd's Dance (Modern) Béla Bartók
The Minuet
Minuet in C Major (Classical) George Adam Kress
Chimes (Modern) Alexander Tcherepnin
Program Music
During the Romantic and Modern Eras
During the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical Eras
Virginal or Virginals
Early Piano Pedals
Tarantella in C Major (Romantic) Frederick Scotson Clark
Old English Air (Renaissance) Anonymous
Romantic Melody
Melody in C (Romantic) Félix Le Couppey
Elizabethan England
Spanish Dance, Op. 61, No. 10 (Romantic) Theodor Oesten
Jeremiah Clarke and King William III
King William's March (Baroque) Jeremiah Clarke
The Arioso
The Country Dance
Rustic Dance (Classical) Johann Christian Bach
Carlos de Seixas
Minuet in C Minor (Baroque) Carlos de Seixas
Early 19th-Century Piano Pedals
Sostenuto Pedal
The Tarantella
Night Journey, Op. 82, No. 65 (Romantic) Cornelius Gurlitt
Arioso (Classical) Johann Gottlob Türk
Vladimir Rebikov
The Chinese Doll (Modern) Vladimir Rebikov
Cornelius Gurlitt
The Tarantella Legend
Tarantella in D Minor (Modern) Alexander Goedicke
Carl Reinecke
Elegy, Op. 183, No. 2 (Romantic) Carl Reinecke
Lento (Modern) Igor Stravinsky
Ludwig van Beethoven
Russian Folk Song, Op. 107, No. 7 (Classical) Ludwig van Beethoven
Sarabande (Baroque) Arcangelo Corelli
Johann Sebastian Bach
Minuet in G Minor, BWV 822 (Baroque) Johann Sebastian Bach
Igor Stravinsky
Alexander Tcherepnin
Arcangelo Corelli
Keyboard Instruments
Béla Bartók
Jean Louis Streabbog
Distant Bells, Op. 63, No. 6 (Romantic) Jean Louis Streabbog
Dances in the 18th Century
Quadrille (Classical) Franz Joseph Haydn