Big Book of Beginner's Piano Classics
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Beginning pianists of all ages will cherish this excellent compilation of beloved piano classics. Each piece has been carefully selected and simplified to help students develop their skills. The special arrangements also offer novices the pleasure and satisfaction of playing music that's usually beyond their grasp and free MP3 downloads of each tune make mastering the music even easier. Some of the master composers are represented by several pieces each: nine works by Bach include "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"; Mozart's "Rondo alla Turca" appears along with eight other selections from his oeuvre; seven by Chopin include "Funeral March"; the "Emperor" Concerto, "Ode to Joy, " and "Fur Elise" are among the eight Beethoven features; and eight by Tchaikovsky include "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from The Nutcracker. Other well-known pieces include Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Liszt, Brahms' "Lullaby," "Morning Mood" by Grieg, Haydn's "Surprise" Symphony, plus compositions by Schubert, Verdi, Debussy, Handel, Mendelssohn, and others."

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  • Paperback | 133 pages
  • 208.28 x 281.94 x 10.16mm | 385.55g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0486466159
  • 9780486466156
  • 27,694

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Beginning pianists of all ages will cherish this excellent compilation of beloved piano classics. Each piece has been carefully selected and simplified to help students develop their skills. The special arrangements also offer novices the pleasure and satisfaction of playing music that's usually beyond their grasp. Some of the master composers are represented by several pieces each: nine works by Bach include "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"; Mozart's "Rondo alla Turca" appears along witheight other selections from his oeuvre;seven by Chopin include "Funeral March"; the "Emperor" Concerto, "Ode to Joy, " and "Fur Elise" are among theeight Beethoven features; andeight by Tchaikovsky include "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from The Nutcracker. Other well-known pieces include Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Liszt, Brahms' "Lullaby," "Morning Mood" by Grieg, Haydn's "Surprise" Symphony, plus compositions by Schubert, Verdi, Debussy, Handel, Mendelssohn, and others. Dover (2008) original republication from authoritative editions. 144pp. 81/4. x 11. Paperbound. ALSO AVAILABLE Easy Piano Classics, Ronald Herder (ed.). 176pp. 83/8 x 11. 0-486-40407-2 Easy Dances for Solo Piano, Harold Wolf. 128pp. 9 x 12. 0-486-43800-7 For current price information write to Dover Publications, or log on to www.doverpublications.com and see every Dover book in print."

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Table of contents

BachMinuetSheep May Safely GrazeSarabandeAir on a G StringAria from Goldberg VariationsTocatta and Fugue in D Minor (opening)Prelude in C MajorInvention in F MajorJesu, Joy of Man’s DesiringBartókRumania SketchBeethovenFür EliseOde to JoySonatina in G (opening)Moonlight Sonata (opening)Minuet in G"Emperor" ConcertoSymphony No. 5 (opening)Turkish MarchBrahmsHungarian Dance No. 5LullabyChopinMazurkaNocturneEtude No. 3Prelude No. 7Funeral March“Raindrop” PreludeFantaisie-impromptuClementiAir SuisseRondo in CDebussyThe Maiden with the Flaxen HairDvorákFrom the New WorldHumoresqueFosterBeautiful DreamerGluckBallet AirGriegPiano ConcertoMorning MoodHandelSarabandeThe Harmonious BlacksmithHaydnSonata in CRondo“Surprise” SymphonyLisztConsolationHungarian Rhapsody No. 2MacDowellTo A Wild RoseMendelssohnVenetian Gondola SongMozartMinuet from Don GiovanniPapgeno’s SongRomanzeSonata in AAllegro from Eine Kleine NachtmusikAria from Don GiovanniOverture to Marriage of FigaroRondo Alla TurcaSymphony No. 40 (opening)MussorskyHopakPaderewskiKrakowiakMinuet in Olden StyleRameauTambourinRachmaninoffPreludeRubinsteinMelody in FSaint-SaënsThe SwanSatieLullabyScarlatti, D.Sonata in A Minor (Aria)SchubertThe TroutImpromptuSchumannTräumereiThe Happy FarmerThe Poet SpeaksScriabinPreludeSibeliusFinlandiaStraussPizzicato PolkaTchaikovskySymphony No. 6 (theme)Marche SlaveFifth SymphonyRomeo and Juliet (theme)1812 Overture (Allegro)Swan Lake (theme)Eugene Onegin WaltzDance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from The NutcrackerVerdiGrand MarchVivaldiThe Autumn HuntWagnerBridal ProcessionSong to the Evening Star

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