This book contains 100 favorite classic themes arranged for easy to intermediate piano, with special emphasis on familiar melodies. Selections from opera, symphony, ballet, and chamber music, as well as vocal and piano music are included. As a special feature, there are biographies of 46 composers that relate their music to their lives and times, and portraits of some of the most famous are also included. This is an ideal reference book for classroom, home, or studio. 240 pages. Level III.