Exploring Piano Classics Repertoire, Level 3

Exploring Piano Classics Repertoire, Level 3
A Masterwork Method for the Developing Pianist

By Nancy Bachus Piano Book & CD Level: Early Intermediate Item: 00-31361
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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: Air en Gavotte (Graupner) * Allegro in B-flat Major, K. 3 (W. A. Mozart) * Avalanche, Op. 45, No. 2 (Heller) * Bourrée (Krieger) * Children's Song (Bartók) * The Clown (Rebikov) * Écossaise, Op. 18; D. 145 (Schubert) * Gavotte en Rondeau (Dandrieu) * German Dance, WoO 42, No. 4 (Beethoven) * Gigue à l'Angloise (Telemann) * Gypsy Dance (Haydn) * A Little Song (Rhené-Baton) * Minuet in G Major (Böhm) * Night Piece, Op. 39, No. 2 (Reinhold) * Old Tale (Tcherepnin) * Russian Dance (Glinka) * Sonatina, Op. 36, No. 1 (Allegro; Andante; Vivace) (Clementi) * Tambourin (Gossec) * Timid Little Heart, Op. 47, No. 5 (Fuchs) * Under the Tree (Bartók) * Waltz, Op. 101, No. 11 (Gurlitt).

Sample Pages


Title Composer
The Baroque Era (1685-1750)
The Classical Era (1750-1820)
The Romantic Era (1790-1910)
The Modern Era (1880-forward)
Gypsy Influence
Gypsy Dance (Classical) Haydn
Hungarian Folk Song
Children's Song (Modern) Bartók
French Song
A Little Song (Modern) Rhené-Baton
Béla Bartók's Travels
Under the Tree (Modern) Bartók
Vladimir Rebikov
The Clown (Modern) Rebikov
Franz Schubert
Écossaise, Op. 18; D. 145 (Romantic) Schubert
The Gavotte
Air en Gavotte (Baroque) Graupner
Rondeau Form
Gavotte en Rondeau (Baroque) Dandrieu
Russian Nationalism
Russian Dance (Romantic) Glinka
Binary Form
German Dance, WoO 42, No. 4 (Classical) Beethoven
Rounded Binary Form
Bourrée (Baroque) Krieger
Muzio Clementi
Sonata and Sonata-Allegro (First Movement) Form
First Movement: Sonata-Allegro Form Characteristics
Sonatina, Op. 36, No. 1 (Classical) Clementi
Second Movement: Ternary Form Characteristics
Third Movement: Rondo Form Characteristics
J. S. Bach's Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach
Minuet in G Major (Baroque) Böhm
The Gigue
Gigue à l'Angloise (Baroque) Telemann
Character Piece
Timid Little Heart, Op. 47, No. 5 (Romantic) Fuchs
Alexander Tcherepnin
Old Tale (Modern) Tcherepnin
Night Piece
Night Piece, Op. 39, No. 20 (Romantic) Reinhold
François-Joseph Gossec
Tambourin (Classical) Gossec
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Allegro in B-flat Major, K. 3 (Classical) W. A. Mozart
The Waltz
Waltz, Op. 101, No. 11 (Romantic) Gurlitt
Stephen Heller
Avalanche, Op. 45, No. 2 (Romantic) Heller

Additional Information

Series: Exploring Piano Classics
Author: Nancy Bachus
Instrument: Piano
Format: Book & CD
Page Count: 44
Item Number: 00-31361
ISBN 10: 0-7390-5560-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-5560-1
UPC: 038081334981

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