Release on 2004-12 | by Frédéric Chopin,Valery Lloyd-Watts
An Introduction to His Piano Works
Author: Frédéric Chopin,Valery Lloyd-Watts
Pubpsher: Alfred Music Publishing
Known as a "pianist's composer," Chopin's love, passion and devotion to piano music resulted in more than 200 compositions. This collection contains the more accessible pieces which still have vivid melodies and lush harmonies. The Alfred Masterwork CD Editions conveniently combine each exceptional volume with a professionally recorded CD that is sure to inspire artistic performances. Pianist Valery Lloyd-Watts studied at the Conservatory of Music in Toronto and the Royal College of Music in London. She earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she studied with Paul Badura-Skoda. She co-authored the text Studying Suzuki Piano: More than Music, which was endorsed by Dr. Suzuki.
Release on 2015-06-05 | by William Smialek,Maja Trochimczyk
A Research and Information Guide
Author: William Smialek,Maja Trochimczyk
Frédéric Chopin: A Research and Information Guide is an annotated bibliography concerning both the nature of primary sources related to the composer and the scope and significance of the secondary sources which deal with him, his compositions, and his influence as a composer. The second edition includes research published since the publication of the first edition and provides electronic resources.
Among the best-loved and most performed of Chopin's piano compositions are his mazurkas. This volume includes 51 works — remarkable for their wide emotional appeal, advanced choromatic techniques and pianistic devices, and ranging in difficulty from relatively easy, for advanced beginnings, to quite challenging, for the accomplished pianist. Edited by Carl Mikuli, a pupil of Chopin, the works in this inexpensive and attractive volume extend from the radiant joyfulness of the Mazurka in B-flat major, Op. 7, No. 1, to the aching sadness of the Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17, No. 4, and from the brevity of the Mazurka in E-flat minor, Op. 6, No. 4, to the breadth of the C-sharp minor Mazurka, Op. 50, No. 3. Pianists and music lovers will welcome this attractive, sturdy volume reproduced directly from the authoritative Kistner edition. It comprises a treasury of Chopin's most characteristic and appealing works in one convenient, inexpensive source.
This volume includes 18 famous piano solos by Chopin, as edited and performed by noted concert pianist, Joseph Banowetz. Included are Nocturnes, Preludes, Mazurkas, a Polonaise and several other works. Banowetz provides a lengthy preface introducing students and performers to all aspects of these works. A full performance CD recording is also included. Joseph Banowetz graduated with a First Prize from the Vienna Akademie für Musik und darstellende Kunst. Banowetz has been a piano recitalist and orchestral soloist on five continents. He was awarded the Liszt Medal by the Hungarian Liszt Society in recognition of his outstanding performances of Liszt and the Romantic literature.
Nearly 300 letters reveal Chopin as both man and artist and illuminate his fascinating world — Europe of the 1830s and 1840s. "Delightful gossip . . . merry rather than malicious . . . engagingly witty." — Books. Preface. Index.