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Musical Jokes

28 Easy Piano Pieces for Children

By Various

Piano - easy to intermediate
28 Easy Piano Pieces for Children. Composed by Various. Edited by Monika Twelsiek. This edition: Saddle stitching. Sheet music. Piano Collection. Der dritte Band in der Reihe Bilderklavier widmet sich ganz der Frage, ob es Witze und Spasse eigentlich auch in der Musik gibt und wenn ja, was es eigentlich ist, woruber wir lachen. Classical. Softcover. 48 pages. Schott Music #ED 20323. Published by Schott Music (HL.49017660).

Item Number: HL.49017660

ISBN 9783795758752. 9x12 inches. Leope.

The third volume in the 'Piano Pictures' series is entirely dedicated to the question of whether there really are jokes and fun in music and if so, what it actually is that we laugh about? Sometimes it is the title of the piece that makes us laugh, as in 'Two Funny Aunties Quarrelling' (Khatchaturian). Or the fun is hidden in the movements of the music: the sudden alternations between 'funny' and 'sad' of 'Clowns' (Heller and Kabalevski), acrobatic jumps in 'Musette' or interesting movements like the glissando being likened to the buttering of a piece of bread (Mozart). And even music-making itself can be fun, e.g. the jump-like crossing of the hands in 'Flohwalzer' or playing at breakneck speed.

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  • June 11, 2012 Not what we expected

    We bought this book based on the description, assuming it was a collection of original pieces using music to make clever, funny, musical "jokes". When we received it, we discovered it to be simply a book of classical pieces with garish illustrations apparently intended to illustrate the funny titles of...

    some of the pieces. The description "28 easy piano pieces for children" is also misleading. I would definitely say these pieces are more intermediate than beginner. Many other excellent collections of early intermediate-intermediate classical pieces are available for less money.

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