Paul Dessau (1894-1979) - Easy Piano Pieces (7 Pieces for Piano Solo). By Paul Dessau (1894-1979). For Piano (Piano). Schott. Book only. 16 pages. Schott Music #ED9688. Published by Schott Music (HL.49013063).
Increasing numbers of recent studies provide evidence that learning to play an instrument stimulates the intelligence and promotes a general aptitude for learning. Paul Dessau realised this as early as 1948, when he composed the “Five little exercises for the hands and the brain also” in exile in Hollywood. Private piano lessons were one of the composer's few reliable sources of income at that time. But later, too, Dessau devoted himself to teaching music, not least in bringing up his own son Maxim, to whom the “Piano piece with lots of g's” is dedicated. Five little exercises for the hands and the brain also (1948) • Klavierstück (viele g's“) (1963) • Für Helli (1971).