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Kabalevsky – 24 Pieces for Children, Opus 39
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By Dmitri Kabalevsky

Book/Online Audio Piano, Piano/Keyboard (Piano Solo) - SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary)
Composed by Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987). Edited by Margaret Otwell. Schirmer Performance Editions. Classical. Softcover Audio Online. 40 pages. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.296691).

Item Number: HL.296691

ISBN 9781423424666. 9.0x12.0x0.116 inches. Edited and recorded by Margaret Otwell.

Schirmer Performance Editions are designed for piano students and their teachers as well as professional pianists. Pedagogical in nature, these editions offer insightful interpretive suggestions, pertinent fingering, and historical and stylistic commentary. Prepared by renowned artists/teachers, these publicatons provide an accurate, well-informed score resource for pianists. The charming inventiveness of Kabalevsky's 24 Pieces for Children, Opus 39 has made this collection a favorite source of piano teaching repertoire since its first publication in the 1930s. Kabalevsky began composing in his teens, and many of his earlier piano solos were written for his own students. The wide range of expression and exploration of varied dynamics, tempos, and articulations provide valuable opportunities for the late-elementary and early-intermediate student to hone their musical abilities.

This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 1-2.

About SMP Level 2 (Late Elementary)

5-finger patterns still used but position changes are more frequent including one octave scale passages. Some 3 note chords.

  • 01. Melody 
  • 02. Polka 
  • 03. Rambling 
  • 04. Cradle Song 
  • 05. Playing 
  • 06. A Little Joke 
  • 07. Funny Event 
  • 08. Song 
  • 09. A Little Dance 
  • 10. March 
  • 11. Song of Autumn 
  • 12. Scherzo 
  • 13. Waltz 
  • 14. A Fable 
  • 15. Jumping 
  • 16. A Sad Story 
  • 17. Folk Dance 
  • 18. Galop 
  • 19. Prelude 
  • 20. Clowns 
  • 21. Improvisation 
  • 22. A Short Story 
  • 23. Slow Waltz 
  • 24. A Happy Outing 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

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  • February 11, 2020 Kabalevsky - 24 Pieces for Children, Opus 39

    I've only played the first two so far but they are great for Prep B level like me. My teacher recommends the whole book.

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  • 3

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  • September 14, 2018 Kabalevsky

    Good edition, but the performances on the CD is so rushed that I can't play or share them with my students.

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  • 4

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • August 25, 2008 Kabalewsky

    The book looks nice, the off-white paper is easy on the eyes, the lengthy foreword is wonderful. The performances on the CD in general are too fast. The fast pieces sound rushed, rather than excited.

    35 of 55 people found this review helpful.
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