88 Piano Classics for Beginners

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Beginning pianists of all ages will cherish this excellent compilation of classics. Each piece was carefully selected and simplified to help students develop their skills. Many of the greatest composers — J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and others — are represented by several pieces each, some newly adapted for the piano. Composers and works not usually featured in beginner's books include pieces by ...

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Overview

Beginning pianists of all ages will cherish this excellent compilation of classics. Each piece was carefully selected and simplified to help students develop their skills. Many of the greatest composers — J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and others — are represented by several pieces each, some newly adapted for the piano. Composers and works not usually featured in beginner's books include pieces by Borodin, Gluck, Rameau, and Tallis.
Well-known classics include Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Debussy's Claire de Lune, Moussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1, Schumann's Child Falling Asleep, and "Spring" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Several orchestral pieces have been newly adapted for the piano, including "Dance of the Swan" from Swan Lake, "Elephant" from Carnival of the Animals, "Largo" from Xerxes, and "Waltz of the Flowers" from The Nutcracker.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486483887
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 12/14/2011
  • Series: Dover Music for Piano Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 792,706
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Editor's Note

Glossary

C.P.E. Bach

Solfegietto

J.S. Bach

 Arioso in G

Affetuoso from Brandenburg Concerto No. 5

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (opening)

Menuet from Anna Magdalena’s Notebook

Invention in A Minor

Wachet Auf ("Sleepers Awake")

Beethoven

Symphony No. 3 (theme)

Adagio Cantabile from Sonata No. 8

Romanza from Sonatina in G

Piano Concerto No. 4, Mvt. II

Symphony No. 6 (opening)

Symphony No. 8 (opening)

Brahms

Piano Quintet (opening)

Hungarian Dance No. 1

Serenade from Four Songs

Symphony No. 4 (opening)

Variations on a Theme by Haydn

Bizet

Habanera from Carmen

Boccherini

Minuet from String Quintet in E Major

Borodin

 In the Steppes of Central Asia

Polovetsian Dance No. 1

Bruch

Allegro from Violin Concerto No. 1

Chopin

First Ballade

An Early Nocturne

Ballade in F

Grand Waltz in A Minor

Lullaby

Debussy

Claire de Lune

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Delibes

Flower Duet from Lakme

Dukas

Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Dvořák

 Slavonic Dance No. 2

Cello Concerto (theme)

Fučík

Entrance of the Gladiators

Gregorian Chant

 Dies Irae

Grieg

 In the Hall of the Mountain King

Handel

Alleluia Chorus from Messiah

Largo from Xerxes

Haydn

Allegro from Cello Concerto No. 2

Gypsy Rondo

Leoncavallo

Aria from Pagliacci

Liszt

 Liebestraum

MacDowell

Alla Tarantella

Mendelssohn

Symphony No. 4 ("Italian")

Wedding March

Moussorgsky

 Boris Godunov (opening)

Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition

L. Mozart

Bourrée

Toy Symphony (theme)

W. A. Mozart

 Minuet in C

Lento from Clarinet Concerto

Andante from Piano Concerto No. 21

Romanze from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Glockenspiel from The Magic Flute

Symphony No. 25 (opening)

Aria from The Marriage of Figaro

Oginsky

 Polonaise

Pescetti

Sonata

Ponchielli

Dance of the Hours

Rachmaninoff

Vocalise

Rimsky-Korsakoff

Russian Easter Overture (theme)

Scheherazade

Rossini

William Tell Overture

Saint-Saëns

Danse Macabre

Elephant from Carnival of the Animals

Satie

Gymnopédie No. 1

D. Scarlatti

Sonata in C Major ("The Hunt")

Schubert

The Erl King

The Doppelganger

Symphony No. 8 ("Unfinished")

Schumann

Child Falling Asleep from Scenes from Childhood

Piano Concerto (opening)

Der Arme Peter

Horseman from Album for the Young

Eusubius from Carnaval

Smetana

The Moldau

J. Strauss

Blue Danube Waltz

Tallis

Third Mode Melody

Tchaikovsky

Piano Concerto (theme)

Piano Concerto, Mvt. II (theme)

Sleeping Beauty Waltz

Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker

Verdi

Aria from Rigoletto

Vivaldi

 Spring from The Four Seasons

Wagner

March from Tannheuser

Ride of the Valkyrie

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