Virtuoso Piano Etudes
Composers have been challenging pianists with études for a long time. The practice of writing studies for the perfection of a particular pianistic technique developed in the 15th century, but the name study or étude only really came into its own in the 19th century with the rise in popularity of the piano as a domestic instrument. Works of particular importance were Clementis Gradus ad Parnassum, Moscheless Opus 70 Studies, Czernys Art of Finger Dexterity and Liszts Transcendental Studies, the latter even more extensive and complex than Chopins Études Opp. 10 and 25, which transformed the humble piano exercise into concert-worthy material. While each of Liszts and Chopins études examines a particular aspect of technique, these magnificent works never feel like drills. They remain amongst the most popular works written for piano, regularly recorded and performed in concert. In the 20th century, studies gradually evolved into compositions that were music first, only secondarily exploiting a specific technical challenge for the pianist. Notable composers were Claude Debussy, Sergei Rachmaninov, Alexander Scriabin and Leopold Godowsky. Godowskys Chopin Studies push fingers and feet, mind and imagination, physicality and finesse, fitness, to the outer limits of possibility. By mid...
- ASIN: B07KZ4H88D
Virtuoso Piano Music of George Frederick Boyle
Virtuoso Music for Horn & Piano / Various
Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises - Book 1: Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 1071 Piano Technique (Schirmer's Library, Volume 1071)
Virtuoso Piano Music
Liszt: Complete Piano Music, Vol. 49
Liszt: Complete Piano Music, Vol.
This release is the 49th volume in the Naxos series of the complete works of Franz Liszt. Volume 49 features a wide-ranging selection of dance pieces. The Valses oubliées reveal a compound of wistful nostalgia and advanced harmonies while the remarkable Csárdás macabre, a characteristic Hungarian folk-dance, is full of innovative features. The effervescent Mazurka brillante is a very rare example of Liszt making original use of this Polish form, whilst simultaneously transforming it. The Grand Galop cromatique, heard here in two versions, is a bravura encore piece that the young Liszt often played in his virtuoso recitals. The works are presented on this release by Goran Filipec, recent laureate of the Granc Prix du Disque of the Ferenc Liszt Society of Budapest.
- Brand: Naxos
- ASIN: B079ZSVN3G
- UPC: 747313370573
Hanon: The Virtuoso Pianist in Sixty Exercises, Complete (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics, Vol. 925)
Hanon: The Virtuoso Pianist in Sixty Exercises, Complete
(Piano Method). Since the first release of this classic Schirmer edition over 100 years ago, almost anyone who has taken piano lessons for more than two years has played from The Virtuoso Pianist . Millions of copies have been sold of these progressive exercises which guide a player's technique, building finger independence and strength. This was the first American edition released of this music, and remains a classic at a remarkably affordable price.
- Brand: Hal Leonard
- ASIN: 0793525446
- UPC: 073999569704
Big Book of Beginner's Piano Classics: 83 Favorite Pieces in Easy Piano Arrangements (Book & Downloadable MP3) (Dover Music for Piano)
Big Book of Beginner's Piano Classics: 83 Favorite
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 "Für 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.
- Brand: Dover Publications
- ASIN: 0486466159
- UPC: 800759466153
Claudio Arrau - Complete Philips Recordings [80 CD]
Claudio Arrau - Complete Philips Recordings [80
Limited Edition 80-CD set presenting Claudio Arrau’s complete Philips and American Decca recordings plus his live recording of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 with Leonard Bernstein on DG. Arrau was among the most deeply satisfying interpreters of Mozart, Brahms, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin and particularly Beethoven. Includes recordings with Sir Collin Davis, Bernard Haitink, Leonard Bernstein, Henryk Szeryng, János Starker and Arthur Grumiaux.
- Brand: Decca
- ASIN: B077ZH999P
- UPC: 028948329847
The Great Kat - Brindisi Waltz for Violin and Piano
The Great Kat - Brindisi Waltz for Violin
The Great Kat - "Brindisi Waltz for Violin and Piano” - New beautiful Classical Violin Single by The Great Kat! Carnegie Recital Hall Violin Soloist/Winner of the Artists International Competition on Violin/Juilliard graduate Violin virtuoso and "Top 10 Fastest Shredders Of All Time" (Guitar One Mag), The Great Kat performs acoustic Classical Violin with stunning pizzazz and high-speed virtuosity on the gorgeous Classical violin piece "Brindisi Waltz for Violin and Piano" (The Drinking Song) with Piano accompaniment. The Great Kat brings back the GOLDEN AGE of ARTISTRY.
- ASIN: B07TLP9YDJ
- UPC: 191092180470
The Romantic Virtuoso Piano: Music Of Chopin And Rachmaninoff
Virtuoso Piano Music
Virtuoso Piano Music
Preludes for Piano 6: 55 1. Prelude no. 1 - 1:47 2. Prelude no. 2 - 4:45 3. Prelude no. 3 - 1:23 Song-Book: 18 Pieces for Piano 30:29 4. The man I love 2:17 5. Swanee 2:22 6. Nobody but you 0:55 7. I'll build a stairway 0: 55 8. Do it again 1:00 9. Fascinating rhythm 1:46 10. Oh, lady be good 1:12 11. Somebody loves me 1:26 12. Sweet and low down 1:17 13. Clap yo' hands 0: 58 14. Do do do 1: 29 15. My one and only 1: 07 16. 's wonderful 1: 06 17. Srike up the band 1: 24 18. Who cares 1: 18 19. That certain feelin' 2:31 20. Liza 1:55 21. I go rhythm 5: 21 From the Opera Porgy and Bess 5 : 22 22. Overture 1 :30 23. It ain't necessarily so 3:52 24. Rhapsody in blue 18 : 21
- ASIN: B000009KPQ
- UPC: 071083314841
Hanon -- The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises: Complete, Comb-Bound Book (Alfred Masterwork Edition)
Hanon -- The Virtuoso Pianist in 60 Exercises:
The most widely used piano technique book ever written, The Virtuoso Pianist was designed to develop agility and strength in all the fingers as well as flexibility of the wrists. Exercises are sequenced so that in each successive exercise, the fingers are rested from the fatigue caused by the previous one. Translated from the original French, this Masterwork edition includes the complete Exercises 1-60 and is clearly engraved for easy reading. The comb binding creates a lay-flat experience that is perfect for students and performers. Hanon's original introduction is included. He recommends that a student have at least one year of experience before starting this book. A General MIDI disk is available separately (Item #5715). The disk contains varied styles of accompaniments including pop, classical and jazz for Exercises 1-20.
- Brand: Alfred
- ASIN: 0739009400
- UPC: 038081027418
Gershwin: Virtuoso Piano Music
Decca Piano Sound [55 CD Box Set]
Decca Piano Sound [55 CD Box
The latest instalment of Decca’s megabrand is here! Right now, PIANO is right at the center of attention everywhere and this 55-CD box set puts the spotlight on a wealth of recordings from the Decca catalogue spanning eight decades and five continents. The curation of this set is passionate, scholarly, and features a number of unpublished and new to CD material. Includes fantastic booklet notes by Cyrus Meher-Homji and Mike Gray. Original Jackets of course.• Eight decades of Pianism on Decca from the 1940s – 2010s, sequenced alphabetically by artist• From Bach and Scarlatti to the 20th century, including a brush with Jazz, solo repertoire, piano concertos and concertante works• Six important ‘schools’ of piano playing represented – German, French and Russian, Spanish, English, American• From the great sovereigns of the piano to the younger generation of artists of today• A truly international release with artists from five continents• Includes previously unpublished recordings and many of the featured recordings making their first appearance on CD• Extensive booklet with notes by Cyrus Meher-Homji on the artists and recordings, and Mike Gray on the evolution of the recording technologyHIGHLIGHTS• Decca’s first FFRR concerto recording available for the ...
- Brand: Decca
- ASIN: B07532NFPB
- UPC: 028948322435
The Chopin Collection
A classic collection of 11 CDs that compiles every recording that the late Arthur Rubinstein released on the RCA label from 1946-1967! Many aficionados consider these definitive performances of Chopin repertoire, produced by the legendary Grammy award winner Max Wilcox and presented in both monaural and stereo recordings.
- ASIN: B000026OW3
- UPC: 035626082222
Virtuoso Arrangements for Piano by Earl Wild
The Menuhin Century-Luxury Edition (91CD)
The Menuhin Century-Luxury Edition
As a musician, as a man of ideals, and as a true world citizen, Yehudi Menuhin made an extraordinary mark on his era. The Menuhin Century commemorates the 100th anniversary of his birth on 22 April 1916. Comprising a total of 80 CDs, divided into five themed boxes, 11 DVDs and a hardback book, The Menuhin Century draws on the unequalled 70-year relationship between the violinist and the record company HMV/EMI. That collaboration produced a total of some 300 discs, which are now part of Warner Classics’ unrivalled catalogue. While The Menuhin Century is impressively extensive, spanning the 53 years from 1929 to 1998, it does not aim for completeness; rather, its particular focus is on the violinist’s landmark interpretations and on recordings never before released, or appearing for the first time on CD. About a third of the CDs in The Menuhin Century comprise rare or unreleased recordings, so the set offers a thrilling voyage of discovery both to Menuhin aficionados and to music-lovers who might be experiencing his art for the first time. The Menuhin Century has been compiled in close collaboration with Bruno Monsaingeon, a film-maker who has also been a professional violinist; he knew Menuhin well for many years, and directed several of the documentaries that appear on the DV...
- Brand: Warner Bros.
- ASIN: B019JGOOEI
- UPC: 825646782741
Gershwin: Virtuoso Piano Music (1992-08-02)
The Virtuoso Piano: Music from the Golden Age of the Keyboard (Earl Wild, piano)
Paraphrases Brillantes, Virtuose Operatic Music for Flute and Piano
Master School of Virtuoso Piano Playing: Volume II Scales (Dover Music for Piano)
Master School of Virtuoso Piano Playing: Volume II
The second volume of the treatise acclaimed by Busoni as "the most monumental work ever written on piano playing," this long-unavailable book presents the best techniques for practicing scales. The author compiled these exercises from contributions by the most famous piano virtuosos of the early twentieth century. The experts also provide advice on diatonic, glissando, and chromatic scales; legato, staccato, and portamento; touch; tone and quality; the singing tone and accuracy; and how to play without striking wrong notes. Introductory material is presented in English, German, Italian, and French. This new edition from a long out-of-print series includes a new Introduction and Foreword, plus rare photos by the author's last living student.
- Brand: Brand: Dover Publications
- ASIN: 0486483347
- UPC: 800759483341
Piano Reveries Virtuoso Piano Music
Piano Reveries Virtuoso Piano
Songs include: Side 1 Band 1: Clair de lune(Moonlight), (No. 3, Suite Bergamasque) (Debussy) Band 2: Lieberstrtraum No. 3 (A Dream of Love) (Liszt), Band 3: Reverie (Debusy), Band 4: Fur Elise (Bugatelle in A Minor, Grove'w No. 173) (Beethovan), Band 5: Arabesque, C Major, Op. 18 (Schumann), Bands 6 & 7: Arabesque No. 1 , in E (Debussy), Arabesque No. 2 in G (Debussu), Side 2 Band 1: Dance of Terror (from the ballet, El Amor Brujo)(Manuel deFalla, Band 2: Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2 (Rachmaninoff), Band 3: Les Jeuz d'Eaux a la Villa d"Este (from "Annees de Peterinage") (Lisst), Band 4 Ritual Fire Dance(from El Amor Brujo.) Band 5 Allegro Appassionato, Op. 70(Saint Waens) Band 6: Maleguena (Albenis)
- ASIN: B003NA9SAM
Virtuoso Piano Music: Cecile Chaminade and Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel
Tiny toys piano instrument for beginner
Bowen: Piano Music
Master School of Virtuoso Piano Playing: Volume I Finger Exercises (Dover Music for Piano)
Master School of Virtuoso Piano Playing: Volume I
Volume I of this multi-part treatise features precise but creative exercises for serious pianists looking to build flexibility and skill. All of these original exercises were written specifically for this book by world-famous masters — including Leopold Godowsky, Joseph Lhevinne, Ignaz Friedman, Ernst von Dohnányi, and Emil von Sauer — who also share their ideas about technique, pedaling, fingering, and other methods. These creative finger exercises include some with a fixed position of the hand, exercises for flexibility and dexterity of the thumbs, diatonic and chromatic exercises, special exercises with held notes, exercises for the strengthening of individual fingers, and exercises for lateral motion of the fingers. Additional exercises involve diminished sevenths, combined legato and staccato touch for one hand, the crossing of the hands, and development of speed and lightness of fingers. Introductory material is presented in English, German, Italian, and French. This new edition from a long out-of-print series includes a new Introduction and Foreword, plus rare photos by the author's last living student.
- ASIN: 0486483339
- UPC: 800759483334
Beethoven: Complete Piano Sonatas
Beethoven: Complete Piano
Paul Lewis performed all the Beethoven piano sonatas on tour in the USA and Europe between the 2005 and 2007 seasons, in parallel with his complete recording of the cycle for Harmonia Mundi. His interpretation of the Lizst sonata was distinguished by the prestigious Edison Award, while his recording of the complete Beethoven sonatas received two Gramophone Awards in 2008 (Recording of the year and Best Instrumental Recording).
- Brand: Espressione
- ASIN: B0027YUK8Y
- UPC: 467062130425
Bach: Goldberg Variations
For her second Warner Classics release, young Italian pianist Beatrice Rana turns to a pinnacle of the solo keyboard repertoire and a composer she has described as “my first love”: Johann Sebastian Bach. Her interpretation of his epic Goldberg Variations bears out Le Monde’s judgement that “Beatrice Rana certainly has nothing left to prove when it comes to technique, but what makes an impression are her calm maturity and her sense of architecture,” and Gramophone’s that she is “a fully developed artist of a stature that belies her tender years.” Bach was the composer who most obsessed Beatrice Rana as a child, and in a recent interview with Pianist magazine, she confessed that it would be his music, and above all the Goldberg Variations, that she would choose if she had to devote her life to a single composer. As she said: “I’m very happy to be going back to Bach … It’s best to avoid Bach in competitions … you can’t expose yourself to be totally killed by the jury! But Bach is my first love; now I am allowed to play it in public and I’m really looking forward to that.”
- Brand: Rhino Warner Classic
- ASIN: B01MYZWFMK
- UPC: 190295880187