$9.95
First Book for Pianists
By Frédéric Chopin / ed. Willard A. Palmer / perf. Valery Lloyd-Watts
Item: 00-20848
UPC: 038081194622
ISBN 10: 0739021745
ISBN 13: 9780739021743
PRICE: $9.95
Series: Alfred Masterwork CD Edition
Category: Piano Collection
Format: Book & CD
Instrument: Piano
Level: Intermediate
The 10 pieces in this book are arranged in approximate order of difficulty and include "Album Leaf," the easiest mazurkas, preludes and more. Each are in their original form and retain the sensitive, expressive character that earned Chopin the title "Poet of the Piano." Derived from "Chopin-An Introduction to His Piano Works," this edition is intended for students in the early grades. Willard Palmer has provided notes on ornamentation, pedaling and fingering. Valery Lloyd-Watts has beautifully recorded all the pieces in the book, included on Compact Disc.

Valery Lloyd-Watts studied at the Conservatory of Music in Toronto and the Royal College of Music in London. She earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she studied with Paul Badura-Skoda.