Piano Literature, Volume 1 & 2 (CD) by Jane Smisor Bastien. For piano (Bastien Supplementary Books). Performance CD. Piano Literature. Book A,1. CD. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.GP9CD).
The entire contents of each book is featured on these corresponding CDs, featuring beautiful and sensitive performances by renowned pianist Diane Hidy. These recordings give valuable insight into correct and historically accurate performance practices, and help to enhance and reinforce phrasing, touch, dynamics, and balance. Volume 1 and 2 CD.
Location: from Chicago, IL
June 10, 2011
Some excellent, some insensitive performances
Pianist Diane Hidy plays book 2 sufficiently for this level of student. She has some beautiful phrasing and interpretation, though she uses light pedal in Classical pieces much more than I would. She plays the lyrical, contemporary pieces in book 1 with beautiful phrasing and expression. In contrast, she plays...
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Location: from Los Angeles