Of Franz Schubert's many compositions for solo piano, the dances — waltzes, ländler, écossaises, German dances, and minuets — hold a special place in the affections of performers and audiences. This finely made edition brings together in one inexpensive volume a near-complete selection of over 350 of these engaging works, among them the popular dances in "Homage to the fair ladies of Vienna." Many are less than half a page long, but all of them radiate the melody and charm that have endeared Schubert to the musical world.
Most of the dances are of only moderate difficulty and are excellent teaching pieces, offering an ideal balance of challenge and reward to piano students at intermediate levels. This edition has been exactingly reprinted from the authoritative Breitkopf & Härtel edition, and sturdily produced to offer music lovers a lifetime of study and enjoyment of these buoyant gems for piano.
|Series:||Dover Music for Piano Series|
|Edition description:||Reprint of Breitkopf & Hartel Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.39(w) x 12.18(h) x 0.44(d)|
About the Author
Austrian composer Franz Schubert (1797–1828) was extremely prolific in the course of his brief life. In addition to 600 Lieder, he wrote nine symphonies, liturgical music, operas and incidental music, along with a large body of chamber music and solo piano music.