Exploring Piano Classics Repertoire, Level 1

Exploring Piano Classics Repertoire, Level 1
A Masterwork Method for the Developing Pianist

By Nancy Bachus Piano Book & CD Level: Late Elementary Item: 00-31355
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The Exploring Piano Classics 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: The Magic Fountain (Bátor) * Gigue in C Major, Op. 12, No. 2 (Arnold) * The Chase, Op. 117, No. 15 (Gurlitt) * Menuet in F Major (d’Anglebert) * Tambourin (Anonymous) * What the Little Tulip Princess Says (Satie) * Rococo Dance (Anonymous) * Allegretto in C Major, Op. 81, No. 4 (Hook) * Bourrée in D Minor (Graupner) * German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX:22/3 (Haydn) * Come Home, Lidi (Bartók) * Waltz in G Major, Op. 46, No. 25 (Breslaur) * Pastorale (Le Couppey) * Hungarian Folk Song (Bartalus) * Romance for Children (Türk) * Minuet in F Major, K. 2 (W. A. Mozart) * A Deserted Garden, Op. 82, No. 35 (Gurlitt) * Minuet in G Major, BWV 822 (J. S. Bach) * Gypsy Legend (Chován) * German Dance in E Major, Hob. IX:22/9 (Haydn).


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Contents

Title Composer
Timeline
The Baroque Era (1600-1750)
Rococo Style (1720-1770)
The Classical Era (1750-1820)
The Romantic Era (1790-1910)
The Modern Era (1880-forward)
Romantic Fantasy
The Magic Fountain (Romantic) Szidor Bátor
The Gigue
Gigue in C Major, Op. 12, No. 2 (Classical) Samuel Arnold
Imitating Nature
The Chase, Op. 117, No. 15 (Romantic) Cornelius Gurlitt
Music at the Court of Louis XIV
Menuet in F Major (Baroque) Jean-Henri d'Anglebert
The Tambourin
Tambourin (Baroque) Anonymous
Eric Satie
What the Little Tulip Princess Says (Modern) Erik Satie
Rococo Style
Rococo Dance (Rococo) Anonymous
James Hook
Allegretto in C Major, Op. 81, No. 4 (Classical) James Hook
The Bourrée
Bourrée in D Minor (Baroque) Christoph Graupner
Franz Joseph Haydn
Choirboys
The German Dance
German Dance in D Major, Hob IX:22/3 (Classical) Franz Joseph Haydn
Béla Bartók and Hungarian Folk Music
Come Home, Lidi (Modern) Béla Bartók
The Waltz
Waltz in G Major, Op. 46, No. 25 (Romantic) Emil Breslaur
Country Scenes
Pastorale (Romantic) Félix Le Couppey
Nationalism
Hungarian Folk Song (Modern) István Bartalus
Johann Gottlob Türk
Romance for Children (Classical) Johann Gottlob Türk
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Minuet in F Major, K. 2 (Classical) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Inspired by Nature
A Deserted Garden, Op. 82, No. 35 (Romantic) Cornelius Gurlitt
Johann Sebastian Bach
Minuet in G Major, BWV 822 (Baroque) Johann Sebastian Bach
Gypsy Music
Gypsy Legend (Modern) Kálmán Chován
Esterháza Palace
German Dance in E Major, Hob IX: 22/9 (Classical) Franz Joseph Haydn

Additional Information

Series: Exploring Piano Classics
Author: Nancy Bachus
Instrument: Piano
Format: Book & CD
Page Count: 32
Item Number: 00-31355
ISBN 10: 0-7390-5558-5
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-5558-8
UPC: 038081334967

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