Mertz, Volume 1: Character Pieces

Mertz, Volume 1: Character Pieces

The music of Johann Kaspar Mertz / fingerings by Julian Gray Guitar Book Level: Intermediate Item: 00-43993
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Classical guitarists---both students and professional performers---require the same high-quality editions that their pianist colleagues have come to expect from Alfred Music. Our Classical Guitar Masterworks Editions continue the Alfred Music tradition of providing carefully edited, beautifully presented music for practice and performance.

This edition of Mertz's character pieces includes 28 pieces from Bardenklänge, Op. 13, as well as Trois Nocturnes, Op. 4. Mertz's most important body of work was Bardenklänge, which features many small but delightful pieces. Included here are often-performed works like "Liebeslied," "Tarantelle," "An Malvina," and "Romanze," which clearly affirm Mertz's places as the guitar's principal German Romantic composer. The attractive Three Nocturnes, Op. 4 are popular recital pieces and will be a great addition to your repertoire. This masterwork edition features thoughtful, expert fingerings by respected performer and pedagogue Julian Gray. It is a must-have for any serious classical guitarist.

Titles: Bardenklänge, Op. 13 * An Malvina (To Malvina) * Romanze * Abendlied (Evening Song) * Unruhe (Restlessness) * Elfenreigen (Dance of the Elves) * An die Entfernte (To the Distant One) * Etude * Capriccio * Gondoliera * Liebeslied (Love Song) * Fingals-Höhle (Fingal's Cave) * Gebeth (Prayer) * Tarantelle * Variations mignonnes * Kindermärchen (Children's Fairy Tale) * Rondino * Romanze * Scherzo * Sehnsucht (Longing) * Lied ohne Worte (Song without Words) * Mazurka * Polonaises Favorites 1, 2, 3 & 4 * Polonaises Favorites 4, 5 & 6 * Trois Nocturnes, Op. 4.

Sample Pages


The Man and the Music
A Note on This Edition
On Fingering and Gesture
The Left Hand
The Right Hand
The 10 Principles of Work and Motion
A Note from the Publisher
Bardenklänge, Op. 13
Book I
An Malvina (To Malvina)
Book II
Abendlied (Evening Song)
Unruhe (Restlessness)
Elfenreigen (Dance of the Elves)
Book III
An die Entfernte (To the Distant One)
Book IV
Liebeslied (Love Song)
Book V
Fingals-Höhle (Fingal's Cave)
Gebeth (Prayer)
Book VI
Book VII
Variations mignonnes
1st Variation
2nd Variation
3rd Variation
Kindermärchen (Children's Fairy Tale)
Book IX
Book X
Sehnsucht (Longing)
Book XI
Lied ohne Worte (Song Without Words)
Book XII
Polonaises Favorites 1, 2, 3 & 4
Polonaise No. 1
Polonaise No. 2
Polonaise No. 3
Polonaise No. 4
Polonaises Favorites 4, 5 & 6
Polonaise No. 5
Polonaise No. 6
Polonaise No. 7
Trois Nocturnes, Op. 4
Nocturne No. 1
Nocturne No. 2
Nocturne No. 3

Additional Information

Series: Alfred Classical Guitar Masterworks
Composed by: Johann Kaspar Mertz
Instrument: Guitar
Format: Book
Page Count: 88
Item Number: 00-43993
ISBN 10: 1-4706-1882-6
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-1882-7
UPC: 038081493510

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