Piano Duets: Classical Composers

Piano Duets: Classical Composers

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Piano Duets: Classical Composers presents varied and accessible repertoire for every duet player. The collection includes attractive new arrangements of orchestral and chamber gems, alongside new editions of original works written specifically for piano duet. You'll find sonata movements by less well-known composers of the period, Clementi and J.C.F. Bach, as well as Beethoven's complete Sonata in D major, one of the few original duet sonatas written by the composer. The volume is concluded with a light and attractive Minuet and Trio by Haydn, a colourful Theme and Variations by Mozart, and a graceful and flowing arrangement of Schubert's Entr'acte Music from Rosamunde. Ranging from the intimate to the virtuosic, these pieces are ideal for duettists looking for new recital material as well as those beginning to explore the medium.
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Product details

  • Sheet music | 72 pages
  • 226.06 x 304.8 x 7.62mm | 113.4g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193359197
  • 9780193359192
  • 1,057,519

Table of contents

Allegro con spirito from Sonata in A major ; Sonata in D major, Op. 6 ; Allegro maestoso from Sonata in E flat major, Op. 3 No. 2 ; Minuet and Trio from Symphony No. 100 'Military' ; Allegro from Serenade K388 ; Entr'acte No. 3 from Rosamunde
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Review quote

For the more advanced pianist and experienced duo, this is ideal music to sightread, because Michael Aston has deliberately avoided selecting the standard classics. His choice of repertoire is typically enterprising, and all these pieces are pleasing on the ear. His own arrangements are eminently playabgle and, to top it off, the music is laid out on the page as clearly as you could ask for; all in all, a recommended supplement to anyone's duet collection. * Michael McMillan, Pianist Magazine *
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About Michael Aston

Michael Aston held an Exhibition for music at Cambridge University. After a short career in the Civil Service, he moved to Leeds, in 1979, and began a career as a freelance musician. A pianist specializing in accompaniment and piano duos, he taught piano and became involved in continuing education, presenting courses for the universities of Manchester, Nottingham, and Cambridge. He is a lifelong enthusiast for the music of William Walton, and has lectured widely on
the subject and visited the Walton estate in Italy. He has written about Walton for Classical Music magazine and edited a volume of the William Walton Edition, published by Oxford University Press. He is the compiler of four volumes of piano duets published by OUP.
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