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(Music Sales America). Designed to be the cornerstone of your personal music library. Includes over 125 great masterpieces from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Modern eras.
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This 400 page book edited by Amy Appleby includes the best of every book I've ever studied from. It contains over 125 great masterpieces. There are 24 Renaissance and Baroque (e.g. Purcell, Scarlatti, Bach and Handel), 21 classical (e.g. Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart) , 28 Romantic (e.g. Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky), 16 Impressionist and Modern Composers (e.g. Debussy, Dvorak, and Rimsky-Korsakov), 10 Light Classics (e.g.Gounod, Strauss and Waldteufel), 10 opera themes (e.g. Bizet's 'Carmen,' Mozart's 'Marriage of Figaro' and Sullivan's 'H.M.S. Pinafore'), 10 scenes from the ballet (e.g. Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet and the Nutcracker) and 7 duets by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Diabelli, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Tchaikovsky. The book is beautiful bound with a rugged plastic binding that stays open on the piano.The pages are bright with legible notes. I would recommend this book for the serious student who is playing four years or more. This would make an excellent holiday or special occasion gift for piano enthusiasts. It is an excellent value. You may want to throw away all of your old piano books and just keep this one with all of your favorites.
The Piano Bench of Classical Music is most enjoyable. I am having many hours of enjoyment playing through my favorites - Bach, Handel, Haydn, Chopin and Mozart.The book is a giant collection of masterpieces which are written on large white pages making them easily read by an almost retiree. This has already become one of the best books I own. Congratulations to Amy Appleby and Peter Pickow for a wonderful compilation of tunes.
Appleby manages to put together the best of everything. I look forward to many years of enjoyment with the selections she's compiled here.