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Focus on Melody, Volume 2

Piano - Intermediate/Early Advanced
Edited by Guy/McArthur. Classical. Classical Period. Book. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.FF1226).

Item Number: FJ.FF1226

ISBN 1-56939-146-7. Classical Period.

The second installment of this exceptional piano literature series continues to strengthen a student's ability to find and project melody. The music represents a variety of keys, tempi, meters, and style. Includes technical exercises for melodic expressio.

  • Fantasia in G major Wq. 117:8  Performed by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
  • Concerto in D Minor BWV 974 2nd mvt  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Gavotte from French Suite #5  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Buciumeana from Romanian Dances No. 4  Performed by Bela Bartok
  • Bagatelle in F Major Op. 33 No. 3  Performed by Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Sonata in C# Major Op. 27 No. 2 1st mvt  Performed by Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Dream  Performed by Ernest Bloch
  • Waltz in G# Minor Op. 39 No. 3  Performed by Johannes Brahms
  • Mazurka in G Minor Op. 67 No. 2  Performed by Frederic Chopin
  • Prelude in C Minor Op. 28 No. 20  Performed by Frederic Chopin
  • Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum  Performed by Claude Debussy
  • The Little Shepherd  Performed by Claude Debussy
  • Sonatina in C Major Op. 151 No. 4 1st mvt  Performed by Anton Diabelli
  • Epilago  Performed by Enrique Granados
  • Arietta  Performed by Edvard Grieg
  • Etude in E Major Op. 47 No. 16  Performed by Heller
  • Piano Piece Op. 11 No. 7  Performed by Zoltan Kodaly
  • Sung Outside the Prince's Door Op. 4 No. 1  Performed by Edward MacDowell
  • Venetian Boat Song Op. 30 No. 6  Performed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn
  • Fantasia in D Minor K. 397  Performed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Siciliana  Performed by George Muffat
  • Sonata No. 6 in C Minor 3rd mvt  Performed by Pescetti
  • Visions Fugitives Op. 22 No. 16  Performed by Sergei Prokofiev
  • A Ground in Gamut Z. 645  Performed by Henry Purcell
  • Concerto No. 2 in C Minor Op. 18 Theme  Performed by Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Romance Op. 15 No. 2  Performed by Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Sonata in E Major K. 380, L. 23  Performed by Alessandro Scarlatti
  • Album Leaf in C Major  Performed by Richard Wagner
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Atlanta, GA
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  • February 07, 2010 The editing's lacking in places

    I've enjoyed the wide variety of pieces this book contains (both in difficulty and in styles). Still, there are some problems I have with the editing -The score given in this book for Purcell's "Ground in Gamut" abruptly stops halfway through the variations, without any indication Purcell wrote...

    more. Furthermore, the editors barely even hinted at the sort of ornamentation typically included in this sort of piece. No wonder it sounded so sparse when I played it as written! -The Rach. Concerto is excerpted from a two-piano arrangement (by the composer) of the work. The editors chose a section where the theme is concentrated in one part at a time, but still had to cut out whatever was being played in the other part at the time. This should have been mentioned. Instead, the editors claim it came from the composer’s arrangement "for solo piano", an outright lie. I'm happy enough with the rest of the book to give it a good rating, but I find both of these inexcusable.

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  • 5

    Baltimore, MD
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  • April 16, 2008 Nice compilation

    I bought this primarily - or, rather, solely - for the Bach Concerto in D Minor. I keep trying to master this piece, using Glenn Gould as my inspiration. So far, I'm making progress but I have a long way to go. I have yet to try the other pieces and...

    I hope they don't prove quite as difficult. This was defined as Intermediate/Early Advanced, but I think it is more difficult than that.

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