Romantic Period

$16.50

One of the most important national dances of Poland, the polonaise's majestic and ceremonial character allowed Chopin to express his own patriotism. This volume contains the 16 polonaises Chopin is known to have written, including six youthful works that were published posthumously. All are clearly engraved with footnoted commentary as needed. Pianists familiar with the famous "Military Polonaise" will want to explore the additional masterpieces in this collection.

Composer:Frédéric Chopin
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-2480C
Format:Book
$13.95

The 17 waltzes comprising this volume are among Chopin's most popular compositions. Composed over a period of 20 years (from 1827-1847), only eight waltzes were published during Chopin's lifetime. Many of the others were written as gifts for women with whom he was acquainted. This practical performing edition is clearly spaced for ease in reading and contains a thematic index.

Composer:Frédéric Chopin
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-2483
Format:Book
$13.95

Because it deals effectively and practically with technical problems found in virtuoso keyboard music, Op. 849 has remained one of the most widely used of Czerny's collections. Each of the 30 exercises for advanced level pianists is preceded by instructions on how it should be played and the specific goal of that exercise. This book is a necessary tool for practicing pianists. 64 pages.

Composer:Carl Czerny
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-591
Format:Book
$21.60

These 50 excellent and systematic exercises Czerny devised for developing finger dexterity are as useful today as when they were first written. Each exercise is preceded by a statement of specific goals. Exercises range from achieving even finger action with a quiet hand to virtuoso studies that emphasize affectations such as the bravura touch. This volume has 208 pages.

Composer:Carl Czerny
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-595C
Format:Book
$13.95

This popular volume offers practical training in well-articulated pianistic passage work, particularly in playing the virtuoso music of the romantic period. In addition to this, each study is a complete music composition, demanding attention to dynamics and phrasing. Students who master Opus 299 have indeed progressed a long way in the "school of velocity." Available in a 112-page complete volume or in two separate books.

Composer:Carl Czerny
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-612
Format:Book
$13.95

As there are several hundred piano studies by Czerny, it might become confusing to attempt to pick out the most effective exercises. To overcome this problem, Heinrich Germer, the original editor, chose those he thought were best. Willard A. Palmer has made several changes to metronome markings, fingerings and pedal indications where he felt certain passages needed clarification.

Composer:Carl Czerny
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-597
Format:Book
$12.95

The most widely used piano technique book ever written, The Virtuoso Pianist was designed to develop agility and strength in all the fingers as well as flexibility of the wrists. Exercises are sequenced so that in each successive exercise, the fingers are rested from the fatigue caused by the previous one. Translated from the original French, this Masterwork edition includes the complete Exercises 1-60 and is clearly engraved for easy reading. Hanon's original introduction is included. He recommends that a student have at least one year of experience before starting this book.

Composer:Charles-Louis Hanon
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-616
Format:Book
$9.55

This concise edition contains four expressive and lively impromptus that will challenge advanced pianists. To clarify the composer's original notations on tempo, dynamics, fingering, pedalling and ornamentation, Dr. Baylor has included notes on performing each piece and provided footnotes for difficult passages. These editorial suggestions make preparing for a performance both enjoyable and educational.

Composer:Franz Schubert
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-544
Format:Book
$11.40

In addition to the composer's original musical notations, the editor has made tempo, metronome, fingering and pedalling indications as well as providing footnotes for playing turns and trills. Dr. Baylor has included a brief biography on Schubert, and each of the four pieces has an informative discussion on proper performance techniques.

Composer:Franz Schubert
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-546
Format:Book
$12.70

Numerous selections from Schumann's Album for the Young have long been favourites of intermediate students, and few collections fail to include the "Soldier's March," the "Happy Farmer" or the "Wild Horseman." This historically informed edition of the entire collection clearly differentiates the markings of the first edition from Clara Schumann's later-edited version. Discussions of ornamentation and the collection's origin are also included.

Composer:Robert Schumann
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-620
Format:Book
$8.90

Book two of three wonderful collections of sonatinas grouped in progressive order of difficulty. Beautifully engraved and accurately edited, this series is a favourite of piano teachers and students.

TITLE COMPOSER
Sonatina Aram Khachaturian (composer)
Sonatina in A Giuseppe Antonio Paganelli (composer)
Sonatina in B-Flat Domenico Cimarosa (composer)
Sonatina in C Tobias Haslinger (composer)
Sonatina in C [Op. 163] Carl Czerny (composer)
Sonatina in E [WQ. 63, Nr. 8] Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (composer)
Sonatina in F [Anh. 5, No. 2] Ludwig van Beethoven (composer)
Sonatina in G Jiri Antonin Benda (composer)
Sonatina in G Matthew Camidge (composer)

Editor:Maurice Hinson
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-2207
Format:Book
$16.50

Originally compiled and edited by Louis Köhler, this edition contains some of the most popular keyboard sonatinas, rondos and other works (including symphonic transcriptions) of Beethoven, Clementi, Haydn, Kuhlau and Mozart, among others. In clarifying this edition, editor Allan Small has removed impractical fingerings and unnecessary accidentals found in other editions.

Arranger:Louis Köhler
Publisher or Producer:Alfred Music Publishing
Product#:00-1710C
Format:Book