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The 20th Century - Upper Intermediate Level

23 Piano Pieces

By Various

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23 Piano Pieces. Composed by Various. Edited by Richard Walters. Schirmer Performance Editions. Softcover. 80 pages. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.297098).

Item Number: HL.297098

ISBN 1495010252. 9x12 inches.

The 20th Century series presents music by some of the greatest composers of the modern era, composers who wrote a full range of music for orchestra, voices, piano and chamber ensembles, in the great and large forms. But they also valued music education, and composed interesting music to foster a stdent pianist's progress. The pieces by these composers lead a student not only to technical proficiency, but also to become a more fully formed, imaginative musician. When a great talent turns attention to writing a short piece of limited difficulty level for students, it is approached with the same aesthetics, temperament, tastes and creative invention applied when composing a symphony, opera or concerto. These exquisite miniatures are complete works of timeless art. Through them a master musician of the past indirectly teaches a progressing musician of the present and the future.

Contents: Barber: Poison Ivy from Fresh from West Chester (Some Jazzings)Bartók: Bagatelle No. 1 from Fourteen Bagatelles • Bear Dance from Ten Easy Pieces • Joc cu bâta (Stick Dance) from Roumanian Folk DancesBoulanger: D'un vieux jardin (An Old Garden) from Trois morceaux pour pianoBurleigh: On Bended Knees from From the SouthlandDello Joio: Bright from Suite for PianoKabalevsky: selections from 30 Pieces for Children, Op. 27: War Dance, Etude in F Major • Khachaturian: Ivan Is Very Busy from Adventures of Ivan • selections from Ten Pieces for the Young Pianist: The Leopard on the Seesaw, Snare Drum • Muczynski: selections from A Summer Journal, Op. 19: Morning Promenade, Park Scene • Pinto: Run, Run! from Scenas Infantas (Memories of Childhood)Prokofiev: selections from Music for Children, Op. 65: Tarantella, March of the Grasshoppers • Schuman: selections from Three Score Set: Movement I, Movement II, Movement III • Shostakovich: Lyrical Waltz from Dances of the DollsTan: selections from Eight Memories in Watercolor, Op. 1: Staccato Beans, Blue Nun.

Schirmer Performance Editions feature composer biographies, historical notes, and practice and performance tips.

  • Snare Drum 
  • Blue Nun 
  • Poison Ivy 
  • Tarantella 
  • Bagatelle No. 1 
  • Bear Dance 
  • On Bended Knees 
  • Bright 
  • Morning Promenade 
  • Park Scene 
  • Movement I 
  • Movement II 
  • Movement III 
  • Staccato Beans 
  • D'un Vieux Jardin 
  • Lyrical Waltz 
  • Run, Run! 
  • Ivan Is Very Busy 
  • March Of The Grasshoppers, Op. 65, No. 7 
  • War Dance, Op. 27, No. 19 
  • The Leopard On The Seesaw 
  • Etude In F Major 
  • Joc cu bata 
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