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Selected Piano Works - Character Pieces

Piano Solo

By Stephen Heller

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Piano Piano solo (Piano solo) - SMP Level 9 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Stephen Heller (1813-1888). Edited by Ursula Kersten. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: XIV and 87. Classical. Softcover. 102 pages. G. Henle #HN372. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480372).

Item Number: HL.51480372

9.25x12.25 inches.

In this volume are many small but pleasing piano pieces by the 19th-century composer Stephen Heller. The majority are of only medium difficulty, but their sound always has a particular charm. In 1853, Heller wrote to his publisher that he had not sought to “write many words” here, but wanted to suggest something “substantial and meaningful in just a few strokes.” Our volume provides valuable insights into Heller's artistic development and its entirety devoted to the “character piece”, a form that comprises the major part of his compositional output. Examples include “Die kleine Bettlerin” [the little beggar girl], “Nach erquickender Rast” [after a refreshing rest] and “Weinendes Kind” [crying child] – scenes that conjure up and express a particular mood. As Ursula Kersten writes in her preface, Heller's music already makes one think of impressionism, and repays the effort involved in getting to know the composer of this volume more closely.

About SMP Level 9 (Advanced)

All types of major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords spanning more than an octave. Extensive scale passages.

  • No. 2 Die kleine Bettlerin and No. 3 Eglogue from Miscallanees, op. 40,2-3 (Piano solo)  Performed by Stephen Heller
  • No. 4, 5 and 6 from Traumbildner, op. 79,4-6 (Piano solo)  Performed by Stephen Heller
  • No. 2 Nach erquickender Rast from Wanderstunden, op. 80,2 (Piano solo)  Performed by Stephen Heller
  • Preludes No. 2, 15, 16 and 17 from 24 Preludes, op. 81 (Piano solo)  Performed by Stephen Heller
  • No. 9 from Blumen-, Frucht- und Dornenstucke, op. 82,9 (Piano solo)  Performed by Stephen Heller
  • No. 3 Reverie du gondolier from Trois Morceaux, op. 121,3 (Piano solo)  Performed by Stephen Heller
  • No. 1, 9 and 10 from Scenes of the childhood, op. 124,1 (Piano solo)  Performed by Stephen Heller
  • No. 5 Waldsage and No. 3 Verfolgtes Eichhornchen from Im Walde., op. 128 (Piano solo)  Performed by Stephen Heller
  • The hunting, op. 29 (Piano solo)  Performed by Stephen Heller
  • No. 5 Fragen and No. 6 Antwort from Petit Album, op. 134,5-6 (Piano solo)  Performed by Stephen Heller
  • 7 Pieces from notebook for small and big, op. 138 (Piano solo)  Performed by Stephen Heller
  • Preludes No. 6, 7, 8, 10 and 17 from 20 Preludes, op. 150 (Piano solo)  Performed by Stephen Heller
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