Keys to Artistic Performance, Book 1
24 Early Intermediate to Intermediate Pieces to Inspire Imaginative Performance
Ed. Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield and Dennis Alexander
Keys to Artistic Performance
Early Intermediate / Intermediate
This unique series teaches skills used by professional pianists to make their performances more expressive and dramatic. Students will explore five keys for achieving performance artistry: color, pedaling, rubato/rhythmic freedom, characterization and choreography. In-depth information helps students understand the concepts of balance, voicing, pedal techniques, how to move at the piano. Titles: Children’s Song from For Children Vol. 1, Sz. 42, No. 3 (Bartók) * Polka (Glinka) * Ecossaise in G Major, D. 145, No. 4 (Schubert) * Distant Bells from 12 Melodious Pieces, Op. 63, No. 6 (Streabbog) * Children’s Game from For Children, Sz. 48, No. 8 (Bartók) * Old French Song from Album for the Young, Op. 39, No. 16 (Tchaikovsky) * In the Garden from Album for the Young, Op. 140, No. 4 (Gurlitt) * Morning Prayer from Album for the Young, Op. 39, No. 1 (Tchaikovsky) * The Festive Dance from Album for the Young, Op. 140, No. 7 (Gurlitt) * A Sad Story from 12 Melodious Pieces, Op. 63, No. 10 (Streabbog) * Italian Song from Album for the Young, Op. 39, No. 15 (Tchaikovsky) * Peasant Dance, Op. 107, No. 20 (Reineke) * First Loss from Album for the Young, Op. 68, No. 16 (Schumann) * Waltz Op. 36, No. 3 (Amy Beach) * Ländler, D. 679, No. 2 (Schubert) * Waltz in B Minor, Op. 18, D. 145, No. 6 (Schubert) * March Breve (Dennis Alexander) * Siciliana from 11 Children’s Pieces, Op. 35, No. 6 (Alfredo Casella) * Butterflies from 12 Melodious Pieces, Op. 63, No. 11 (Streabbog) * Elizabeth’s Lullaby (Dennis Alexander) * Toccata Robusto (Dennis Alexander) * The Mysterious Nile (Dennis Alexander) * Murmuring Brook from Album for the Young, Op. 140, No. 5 (Gurlitt) * Scherzino (Dennis Alexander).