Hopekirk: Five Scottish Folk Songs

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Mendelssohn, Songs without Words Op. 38 No. 6 "Duetto"Debussy, "La fille aux cheveux de lin"Grieg, "Notturno" Op. 54 No. 4MacDowell, "From Uncle Remus" from Woodland Sketches Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the fi...
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White: Images, Thirteen Expressions for Intermediate Piano

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History: Background information about the composer's life, accomplishments, and any significant historical background about the piece.  Born in Chicago, IL in 1932, Dolores White earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano from Oberlin College and her Master of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music in Piano and Composition. Her husband, Donald ...
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Villani-Côrtes: Série Brasileira Op. 8, Preludio

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History: Background information about the composer's life, accomplishments, and any significant historical background about the piece.  Villani-Côrtes received a PhD in Music from São Paulo University. He was named Best Composer of the year by São Paulo Art Critics Association in 1990, 1995 and 1998 for Cecília Meireles Cycle, Postais Pau...
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Padilha: Três Vidraças Coloridas: 1. “Um sonho”, 2. “Um olhar”, 3. “Um Sorriso”

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History: Background information about the composer's life, accomplishments, and any significant historical background about the piece. Marco Padilha was born on November 21, 1955, in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. In Campinas, he began the study of music theory, piano and composition with pianistand composer Orlando Fagnani. He receive...
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Siqueira: Duas Canções Nordestinas, Song No. 1

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History: Background information about the composer's life, accomplishments, and any significant historical background about the piece. José Siqueira was born in Conceição, a small town in Paraíba State. He later moved to Rio de Janeiro as a military musician. After graduating from the National School of Music, he composed outstanding nationali...
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Ponce: 20 Piezas fáciles sobre temas mexicanos

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 Desireé González-Miller presents 20 Piezas fáciles sobre temas mexicanos by Manuel M. Ponce, a composer from Mexico. File Name: TOWNHALL-ON-LATIN-AMERICAN-COMPOSERS_Handou_20210422-140445_1 File Size: 84 kb Download File
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Matarrita: 15 Invenciones Ticas

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Juan Pablo Andrade presents 15 Invenciones Ticas by Manuel Matarrita, a composer from Costa Rica. 
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Durán: Cuatro obras para piano

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Angelica Sanchez presents Cuatro obras para piano by Corsina Durán, a composer from Ecuador.
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Fernandez: Suite Bonecas

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Bernardo Scarambone presents Suite Bonecas by Lorenzo Fernandez, a composer from Brazil 
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Gianneo: Siete Piezes Infantiles

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Luis Sanchez presents Siete PIezes Infantiles by Luis Gianneo, a composer from Argentina.
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Schumann: Mazurka, Op 6, No. 3

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Le Sommeil de l'Enfant (Berceuse), Op. 35 by Teresa Carreño Prelude Op. 29, No. 6 by Frederic Chopin Abschied von Rom by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel Humming Song Op. 68, No. 3 by Robert Schumann Mazurka Op. 39, No...
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Guastavino: Mis Amigos: No. 8, Casandra

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Khachaturian – Ivan Sings McDowell – To a Wild Rose, Op. 51, No. 1 Chopin: Prelude in E minor, Op. 28, No. 4 Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for d...
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Quite amazing update here from the music industry and the legends have done really great work for the industry. After such detaile... Read More
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BURGMÜLLER: "L'ORAGE," OP. 109, NO. 13

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Night Rider by Melody Bober Little Prelude in F major, BWV 927 by J.S. Bach Etude in C minor, Op. 27, no. 9 by Henri BertiniAt the Skating Rink, Op. 28, no. 23 by Samuel Maykapar Get Ready: Creative activities to explore...
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Stolzel: Minuet in G minor

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Menuet en Rondeau, Jean-Philippe RameauPolonaise in G minor, BWV Anh. 119, composer unknown, from J.S. Bach's notebook forAnna MagdalenaMinuet, #16 from First Term at the Piano, Béla BartókBourrée in A minor, Johann Ludwig KrebsBa...
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Reinecke: Elegy, Op 183, No. 2

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Pagoda Bells by Mona Rejino La candeur, Op. 100, No. 1 by Freidrich BurgmullerThe Sleepy Groundhog by Martin Kutnowski Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student ...
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Debussy: La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin, L. 177/8

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one F. Mendelssohn, Song Without Words in E Major, Op. 30 No. 3  E. MacDowell, from Woodland Sketches, To a Wild Rose Op. 51 No. 1P. Tchaikovsky, Morning Prayer Op. 39 No. 1F. Burgmüller, Consolation, Op. 100 no. 13  Ge...
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Dear Dr. Villemez, Thank-you very much for your very insightful presentation on Debussy's "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair". You ... Read More
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Thank you, Nancy! I have definitely done the same thing too many times. I'm glad to hear the content was helpful!
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Mozart: Fantasie in D Minor, K.397

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Clementi: Sonatina Op. 36, No. 6Burgmuller: The Knight Errant Op.100, No. 25Tchaikovsky: Album for the Young (The New Doll, Reverie)Kuhlau Sonatina Op.20, No. 1JS Bach: Short Prelude BWV 925 Get Ready: Creative activities to explo...
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Beethoven: Sonatina in G Major

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Students should be playing the earliest selections of original piano works.Sonatinas by Lynes, Attwood, Latour, and other selections in any level 1 and 2 Sonatina books.Method book pieces introducing Alberti bass (approx. level 3)...
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Evelyn Lee
Great preparation comments. I appreciate it. several comments: 1. you played this piece very matter of fact. I see it as an expres... Read More
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Suzanne Newcomb
Thank you, Evelyn, for your comments and questions. I see this as an expressive piece, too, but it is also an early Classical-era ... Read More
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Pinto: Run! Run! from Memories of Childhood

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Burgmuller: Ballade Op. 100 No.15 from 25 Progressive PiecesCatherine Rollin: Prelude in D Flat Major Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to prepare a student for deeper engagement ...
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Khachaturian: Ivan Sings

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Preparation and Presentation Context: Pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one William Bolcom The Plaid Miss from MonsterpiecesDmitri Kabalevsky Little Story, Op. 27, No. 2Alexander Gretchaninoff Farewell, Op. 98, No. 4 Get Ready: Creative activities to explore before the first encounter with the score, to p...
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