Exploring Piano Classics Repertoire, Level 3
A Masterwork Method for the Developing Pianist
By Nancy Bachus
Item: 00-31361
UPC: 038081334981
ISBN 10: 0739055607
ISBN 13: 9780739055601
PRICE: $10.99
Series: Exploring Piano Classics
Category: Piano Collection
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Piano
Level: Early Intermediate
The Exploring Piano Classics: A Masterworks Method for Developing Pianists series pairs motivating performance repertoire with thoughtful technical studies. Each level contains a Repertoire book with CD and a Technique book, both with convenient page-by-page correlation. When used together, the books give students a deep understanding of the art of music, performance practices, and the necessary skills to play the piano with technical ease. The Repertoire books include pieces from the major style periods, selected and graded based on festival, competition, and examination lists from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Background information on each style period, its instruments, composers, and the music itself is included.

The CD recordings of the repertoire, performed by internationally known clinician and teacher Nancy Bachus, provide an indispensable tool for appropriate musical interpretation. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music with an M.M. in Piano Performance and Literature, Nancy Bachus has performed solo recitals across the U. S., Canada, and Italy, and appeared in the original "Monster Concerts" in venues such as Lincoln Center and the White House. Titles: Air en Gavotte (Graupner) * Allegro in B-flat Major, K. 3 (W. A. Mozart) * Avalanche, Op. 45, No. 2 (Heller) * Bourrée (Krieger) * Children's Song (Bartók) * The Clown (Rebikov) * Écossaise, Op. 18; D. 145 (Schubert) * Gavotte en Rondeau (Dandrieu) * German Dance, WoO 42, No. 4 (Beethoven) * Gigue à l'Angloise (Telemann) * Gypsy Dance (Haydn) * A Little Song (Rhené-Baton) * Minuet in G Major (Böhm) * Night Piece, Op. 39, No. 2 (Reinhold) * Old Tale (Tcherepnin) * Russian Dance (Glinka) * Sonatina, Op. 36, No. 1 (Allegro; Andante; Vivace) (Clementi) * Tambourin (Gossec) * Timid Little Heart, Op. 47, No. 5 (Fuchs) * Under the Tree (Bartók) * Waltz, Op. 101, No. 11 (Gurlitt).
The Baroque Era (1685-1750)
Muzio Clementi
German Dance, WoO 42, No. 4 (Classical) Beethoven
Rounded Binary Form
Bourrée (Baroque) Krieger
Minuet in G Major (Baroque) Böhm
The Gigue
Gigue à l'Angloise (Baroque) Telemann
Character Piece
Timid Little Heart, Op. 47, No. 5 (Romantic) Fuchs
Avalanche, Op. 45, No. 2 (Romantic) Heller
Air en Gavotte (Baroque) Graupner
Franz Schubert
Écossaise, Op. 18; D. 145 (Romantic) Schubert
The Gavotte
The Classical Era (1750-1820)
The Romantic Era (1790-1910)
The Modern Era (1880-forward)
Gypsy Influence
Gypsy Dance (Classical) Haydn
Béla Bartók's Travels
Under the Tree (Modern) Bartók
Vladimir Rebikov
The Clown (Modern) Rebikov
Stephen Heller
A Little Song (Modern) Rhené-Baton
Night Piece, Op. 39, No. 20 (Romantic) Reinhold
François-Joseph Gossec
Tambourin (Classical) Gossec
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Allegro in B-flat Major, K. 3 (Classical) W. A. Mozart
The Waltz
Waltz, Op. 101, No. 11 (Romantic) Gurlitt
Hungarian Folk Song
Children's Song (Modern) Bartók
French Song
Rondeau Form
Gavotte en Rondeau (Baroque) Dandrieu
Russian Nationalism
Russian Dance (Romantic) Glinka
Binary Form
Sonata and Sonata-Allegro (First Movement) Form
First Movement: Sonata-Allegro Form Characteristics
Sonatina, Op. 36, No. 1 (Classical) Clementi
J. S. Bach's Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach
Second Movement: Ternary Form Characteristics
Third Movement: Rondo Form Characteristics
Alexander Tcherepnin
Old Tale (Modern) Tcherepnin
Night Piece