By Idil Biret
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Chopin -- 14 of His Easiest Piano Selections. (A Practical Performing Edition). By Idil Biret and Valery Lloyd-Watts. By Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). For Piano. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterwork CD Edition. Masterwork; Romantic. Intermediate; Late Intermediate. Book & CD. 32 pages. Published by Alfred Music Publishing (AP.28050).
ISBN 0739047531. Masterwork; Romantic.
This Practical Performing Edition is a well-rounded introduction to Chopin's easiest piano pieces. It contains the familiar "Prelude in A Major," "Prelude in B minor" and "Prelude in E minor," three waltzes (published posthumously), six mazurkas and additional works. Ornaments are realized and fingering and pedal suggestions are provided. Biographical information and a brief discussion of each work further assist students with Chopin's style. Included is an outstanding CD recording from the Naxos label by internationally renowned artist Idil Biret. Canadian recording artist and piano professor Valery Lloyd-Watts also performs some of the selections.
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April 25, 2008
Chopin Waltzes for the aspiring.
I love this book. At first glance there doesn't seem to be anything 'intermediate' about this and to be honest I wondered if I'd gotten something that was too 'easy' for me. But I had a go at one of the pieces and then listened to the CD. Well! The...
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