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Focus on Rhythm, Volume 1

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Piano - Early Intermediate/Late Intermediate
Edited by Suzanne W. Guy and Joanne A. Smith. Classical. Great Piano Literature. Classical Period. Book. The FJH Music Company Inc #FJH1652. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.FJH1652).

Item Number: FJ.FJH1652

ISBN 9781569396131.

As part of the Great Piano Literature series, Focus on Rhythm, Volume 1 is a collection of 32 carefully selected and edited pieces from the four major style periods. This selected repertoire explores the many different rhythmic patterns and combinations inherent to the music, with special exercises for rhythmic preparation and descriptive summaries highlighting the rhythmic content in each piece. This approach provides the right amount of attention needed to attain a thorough understanding of rhythm and precise performance interpretation.

  • Foreword from the Authors 
  • Baroque 
  • Baroque Keyboard Performance Guidelines 
  • Carnival Scene from Pieces de Clavecin  Performed by Francois Couperin
  • Trumpet Tune  Performed by Jeremiah Clarke
  • Sonata in G Major, K. 391 (L. 79)  Performed by Domenico Scarlatti
  • Prelude in G Major from Neue Clavier-Ubung, Part I  Performed by Johann Kuhnau
  • Tocatta in C Minor  Performed by Alessandro Scarlatti
  • Gigue from Partita No. 1 in Bb, BWV 825  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Prelude in E Major, BWV 937 frpm Little Preludes and Fugues  Performed by Johann Sebastian Bach

  • Classical 
  • Classical Piano Performance Guidelines 
  • Bagatelle, Op. 119, No. 9  Performed by Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Sonatina No. 17 in D Major  Performed by Georg Anton Benda
  • Bagatelle in A minor  Performed by Johann Christian Bach/Francesco Pasquale Ricci
  • Solfeggietto  Performed by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
  • Sonatina, Op. 36, No. 2  Performed by Muzio Clementi
  • Allegretto 
  • Allegro 
  • Capriccietto  Performed by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
  • Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI:8  Performed by Franz Joseph Haydn
  • Minuet 
  • Andante 
  • Minuet In F Major, K. 5  Performed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • Romantic 
  • Romantic Period Interpretation Guidelines 
  • Arabesque, Op. 100, No. 2  Performed by Johann Friedrich Burgmuller
  • New Scenes of Childhood, Op. 55, No. 5  Performed by Theodor F. Kirchner
  • New Scenes of Childhood, Op. 55, No. 6  Performed by Theodor F. Kirchner
  • Allegretto Scherzando from Sonatina, Op. 76, No. 5  Performed by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Etude in C Major, Op. 47, No. 19  Performed by Stephen Heller
  • Etude in A Minor, Op,. 47, No. 3  Performed by Stephen Heller
  • Cradle Song, Op. 124, No. 6 from Album Leaves  Performed by Robert Schumann
  • Waltz in B Minor, Op. 18, No. 6 (D. 145)  Performed by Franz Schubert
  • Waltz in D Major, Op. 127, No. 1 (D. 146)  Performed by Franz Schubert
  • Mazurka in Bb Major, Op. Posth. (KK Ivb, No. 1)  Performed by Frederic Chopin
  • Petit Etude, Op. 91, No. 10  Performed by Moritz Moskowski

  • Twentieth Century 
  • Twentieth Century Interpretation Guide 
  • Slovakian Boys' Dance from Ten Easy Pieces, Sz. 39  Performed by Bela Bartok
  • Gypsy Melody from Nine Piano Pieces, Op. 3, No. 1  Performed by Zoltan Kodaly
  • A Joyous Moment from Pictures for Children, Op. 37  Performed by Vladimir Rebikov
  • Larghetto from Les Cinq Doigts  Performed by Igor Stravinksy
  • Pesante from Les Cinq Doigts  Performed by Igor Stravinksy
  • First Arabesque  Performed by Claude Debussy

  • Biographical Information for Composers 
  • Index by Title 

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