Between the late 19th century and the early 1960s, French music experienced a Golden Age during which the flute played a prominent role: this age-old instrument played by fauns and shepherds spun numerous arabesques whose sensuous contours seemed to celebrate ´´the mysterious connections between nature and the imagination” (Debussy). It was therefore quite tempting to draw on the rich catalogue of French works from the Editions Leduc and Heugel and put together this collection of pieces for flautists in the fourth year of study and up.It’s simply impossible to resist the compelling lyricism that floats up from such celebrated pages as Fauré’s Sicilienne or the Pièce en forme de Habanera, a composition by Ravel superbly transcribed by Theodore Doney. Philippe Gaubert’s Orientale and Sicilienne – two bestsellers – are also included. Original pieces, such as the Aria for flute and piano by Roussel, rub shoulders with delightful arrangements, such as the one by Marcel Moyse based on Jacques Ibert’s gentle Histoires, or the successful adaptation of Hahn’s À Chloris; while famous pieces – like Debussy’s Le Petit Nègre – nestle against a few rare gems (Pierné, Bozza) that are utterly charming.
DescriptionA splendid collection of fourteen pieces for the intermediate to advancing pianist, providing a superb enrichment to their repertoire.The accompanying CD contains professional performances of each piece and includes free hints and tips which are downloadable to your computer. Either play along to the CD, or simply unwind and relax to the unbeatable compilation and inspirational performances.The pieces arranged in this book are between grades 5 and 6 in standard.SonglistAdagio Cantabile (Sonata In C Minor ´Pathetique´ Op.13) [Beethoven, Ludwig Van]Adagio Sostenuto (Sonata In C Sharp Minor ´Moonlight´ Op.27 No.2) [Beethoven, Ludwig Van]Andante (Piano Concerto No.21 In C ´Elvira Madigan´ K.467) [Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus]Apres Un Reve [Faure, Gabriel]Arabesque No.1 [Debussy, Claude]Clair De Lune [Debussy, Claude]Impromptu No.3 In G Flat Op.51 [Schubert, Franz]Nocturne In E Flat Op.9 No.2 [Chopin, Frederic]Prelude In D Flat ´Raindrop´ Op.28 No.15 [Chopin, Frederic]Prelude No.1 In C [Bach, Johann Sebastian]Solfeggietto [Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel]Song Without Words Op.17 No.3 [Faure, Gabriel]Sweet Remembrance [Mendelssohn, Felix]Two-part Invention No.8 In F [Bach, Johann Sebastian]
DescriptionA sumptuous selection of the very best Keyboard music of the late Romantic era by composers ranging from Tchaikovsky to Faure and beyond, all presented in one superb volume for the solo Piano.The music of the Romantic era is characterised by progressive innovations in both tonal and formal expression, both in the compositions of the salons and concert halls, and of the church. The works of Debussy, Tchaikovsky and Faure have become essential repertoire for any serious Piano student, forever pushing the boundaries of diatonic harmony, timing and texture into evermore complex worlds of emotion. Elsewhere you´ll even find the very first hints of Jazz in the African/American sounds of Joplin´s Ragtime classics. Every piece in this anthology is rich in heritage, and familiar to the ears of music lovers the world over. Take this opportunity to transform your repertoire - the music has been expertly adapted to appeal to the intermediate soloist whilst retaining all the beauty and character of the original works. There´s simply no better way to discover the music of the masters.SonglistAccelerations Waltz Op.234 [Strauss II, Johann]Adagietto (Symphony No.5 In C Sharp Minor) [Mahler, Gustav]Adagio (Violin Concerto In G Minor) [Bruch, Max]Agnus Dei (Requiem Op.48) [Faure, Gabriel]Allegretto (Symphony No.3 In F) [Brahms, Johannes]Allegro (Piano Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor Op.23) [Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich]Anitra´s Dance (Peer Gynt Suite Op.46 No.1) [Grieg, Edvard]Apres Un Reve Op.7 No.1 [Faure, Gabriel]Arabesque No.1 [Debussy, Claude]Chanson De Matin Op.15 No.2 [Elgar, Edward]Chinese Dance (The Nutcracker Op.71) [Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich]Chorus Of The Hebrew Slaves (Nabucco) [Verdi, Giuseppe]Clair De Lune (Suite Bergamasque) [Debussy, Claude]Demand Et Reponse [Coleridge Taylor, Samuel]Dies Irae (Requiem) [Verdi, Giuseppe]Emperor Waltz Op.437 [Strauss II, Johann]First Movement (Piano Concerto In A Minor Op.16) [Grieg, Edvard]Gymnopedie No.1 [Satie, Erik]Humoresque Op.101 No.7 [Dvorak, Antonin] Hungarian Dance In G Minor [Brahms, Johannes]In Paradisum (Requiem Op.48) [Faure, Gabriel]Jerusalem [Parry, Hubert]Largo (Symphony No.9 In E Minor ´From The New World´ Op.95) [Dvorak, Antonin]Locus Iste [Bruckner, Anton]Love Theme (Romeo And Juliet) [Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich]Maple Leaf Rag [Joplin, Scott]Meditation (Thais) [Massenet, Jules]Norwegian Dance Op.35 No.2 [Grieg, Edvard]Notturno (Lyric Pieces) Op.54 No.4 [Grieg, Edvard]Opening (Slavonic March In B Flat Op.31) [Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich]Pavane Op.50 [Faure, Gabriel]Prelude In E Minor Op.11 No.4 [Scriabin, Alexander]Salut D´amour [Elgar, Edward]Scene (Swan Lake) [Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich]Serenade In E Op.22 [Dvorak, Antonin]Song Without Words Op.17 No.3 [Faure, Gabriel]Tango Op.165 No.2 [Albeniz, Issac]The Entertainer [Joplin, Scott]The Young Prince And The Young Princess (Scheherazade) [Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay]To A Wild Rose (Woodland Sketches Op.51) [Macdowell, Edward]Waltz In A Flat Op.39 No.15 [Brahms, Johannes]Waltz Of The Flowers (The Nutcracker Op.71) [Tchaikovksy, Pyotr Ilyich]Waltz ´Voices Of Spring´ [Strauss II, Johann]Wiegenlied (Lullaby) [Brahms, Johannes]