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15 Improvisations Pour Le Piano

Piano Solo

By Francis Poulenc

Piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Francis Poulenc (1899-1963). Piano Method. 20th Century. Collection. With standard notation, fingerings and introductory text (does not include words to the songs). 61 pages. Editions Salabert #SLB2639. Published by Editions Salabert (HL.50481455).

Item Number: HL.50481455

ISBN 1476899967. 9x12 inches.

A new anthology of Poulenc's piano improvisations, each individually released by Salabert between the early 1930s and the 1960s.

This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 9-10.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

  • Improvisation En Si Mineur 
  • Improvisation En La b Majeur 
  • Improvisation En La Mineur 
  • Improvisation En Si b Majeur 
  • Improvisation En Ut Majeur  'Hommage a Edith Piaf'
  • Improvisation En Fa Majeur  'Eloge Des Gammes'
  • Improvisation En Re Majeur 
  • Improvisation En Sol Majeur 
  • Improvisation En Mi b Majeur  'Hommage a Schubert'
  • Improvisation En Re b Majeur 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    New York
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  • 2012-05-20 00:00:00.0 Interesting pieces

    This is a beautifully printed edition of a very nice group of modern pieces. If you haven't tried Poulenc this is a great way to start. Don't let their difficulty rating deter you from trying them - I'm not even close to being a virtuouso and with practice...

    I managed to do okay.

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  • 5

    Vancouver BC
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  • 2011-11-09 00:00:00.0 charming, quirky, and fun

    If you love the music of Poulenc, dip into these short improvisations in a variety of keys, tempi, and styles. All have his wry French wit and interesting harmonies. They're difficult to play--write in fingering before you start to put them together. For me, the winner is the...

    last piece, the "Homage à Edith Piaf"--arching, heart-breaking melody and a real retro feel.

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