Exploring Piano Classics Repertoire, Level 2

Exploring Piano Classics Repertoire, Level 2
A Masterwork Method for the Developing Pianist

By Nancy Bachus Piano Book & CD Level: Late Elementary / Early Intermediate Item: 00-31358
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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: 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).

Sample Pages


Title Composer
Keyboard Instruments
During the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical Eras
Virginal or Virginals
Early Piano Pedals
During the Romantic and Modern Eras
Early 19th-Century Piano Pedals
Sostenuto Pedal
The Tarantella
Tarantella in C Major (Romantic) Frederick Scotson Clark
Romantic Melody
Melody in C (Romantic) Félix Le Couppey
Elizabethan England
Old English Air (Renaissance) Anonymous
The Country Dance
Rustic Dance (Classical) Johann Christian Bach
Carlos de Seixas
Minuet in C Minor (Baroque) Carlos de Seixas
The Arioso
Arioso (Classical) Johann Gottlob Türk
Vladimir Rebikov
The Chinese Doll (Modern) Vladimir Rebikov
Cornelius Gurlitt
Night Journey, Op. 82, No. 65 (Romantic) Cornelius Gurlitt
Jean Louis Streabbog
Distant Bells, Op. 63, No. 6 (Romantic) Jean Louis Streabbog
Dances in the 18th Century
Quadrille (Classical) Franz Joseph Haydn
Béla Bartók
Swineherd's Dance (Modern) Béla Bartók
The Minuet
Minuet in C Major (Classical) George Adam Kress
Arcangelo Corelli
Sarabande (Baroque) Arcangelo Corelli
Johann Sebastian Bach
Minuet in G Minor, BWV 822 (Baroque) Johann Sebastian Bach
Igor Stravinsky
Lento (Modern) Igor Stravinsky
Ludwig van Beethoven
Russian Folk Song, Op. 107, No. 7 (Classical) Ludwig van Beethoven
The Tarantella Legend
Tarantella in D Minor (Modern) Alexander Goedicke
Carl Reinecke
Elegy, Op. 183, No. 2 (Romantic) Carl Reinecke
Spanish Dance, Op. 61, No. 10 (Romantic) Theodor Oesten
Jeremiah Clarke and King William III
King William's March (Baroque) Jeremiah Clarke
Alexander Tcherepnin
Chimes (Modern) Alexander Tcherepnin
Program Music

Additional Information

Series: Exploring Piano Classics
Author: Nancy Bachus
Instrument: Piano
Format: Book & CD
Page Count: 40
Item Number: 00-31358
ISBN 10: 0-7390-5559-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-5559-5
UPC: 038081334974

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