Two collections of masterworks from all stylistic periods chosen based on their appeal to the showmanship in the students and their accessibility to pianists at the early intermediate through late intermediate levels. Arranged in approximate order of difficulty, the pieces are impressive, fun to play and exploit a broad range of the piano's capabilities. A CD recording by Valery Lloyd-Watts is also available.
Virtuoso pianist Valery Lloyd-Watt studied at the Conservatory of Music in Toronto and the Royal College of Music in London. She earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she studied with Paul Badura-Skoda. She co-authored the text Studying Suzuki Piano: More than Music, which was endorsed by Dr. Suzuki.
|Etude in D Minor [Op. 1, No. 4]||Franz Liszt (composer)|
|Minueto [Op. 5, No. 1]||Enrique Granados (composer)|
|Polonaise in A Major [Op. 40, No. 1]||Frédéric Chopin (composer)|
|Prelude in C-Sharp Minor [Op. 3, No. 2]||Sergei Rachmaninoff (composer)|
|Rondo Alla Turca [K. 331]||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (composer)|
|Sonata in E Major [K. 380; L. 23]||Domenico Scarlatti (composer)|
|Sonata No. 84 in D Major||Antonio Soler (composer)|
|Toccata||Aram Khachaturian (composer)|