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88 Piano Classics for Beginners
by David Dutkanicz

ISBN: 0486483886
Dover Publications Price: $16.95
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Beginning pianists of all ages will cherish this excellent compilation of classics. Each piece was carefully selected and simplified to help students develop their skills. Many of the greatest composers — J. S. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and others — are represented by several pieces each, some newly adapted for the piano. Composers and works not usually featured in beginner's books include pieces by Borodin, Gluck, Rameau, and Tallis.
Well-known classics include Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Debussy's Claire de Lune, Moussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1, Schumann's Child Falling Asleep, and "Spring" from Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Several orchestral pieces have been newly adapted for the piano, including "Dance of the Swan" from Swan Lake, "Elephant" from Carnival of the Animals, "Largo" from Xerxes, and "Waltz of the Flowers" from The Nutcracker.
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Table of Contents for 88 Piano Classics for Beginners
ContentsEditor's NoteGlossaryC.P.E. Bach Solfegietto J.S. Bach Arioso in G Affetuoso from Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (opening) Menuet from Anna Magdalena’s Notebook Invention in A Minor Wachet Auf ("Sleepers Awake") Beethoven Symphony No. 3 (theme) Adagio Cantabile from Sonata No. 8Romanza from Sonatina in G Piano Concerto No. 4, Mvt. II Symphony No. 6 (opening) Symphony No. 8 (opening) Brahms Piano Quintet (opening) Hungarian Dance No. 1 Serenade from Four Songs Symphony No. 4 (opening) Variations on a Theme by Haydn BizetHabanera from Carmen Boccherini Minuet from String Quintet in E Major Borodin In the Steppes of Central Asia Polovetsian Dance No. 1 Bruch Allegro from Violin Concerto No. 1 Chopin First Ballade An Early Nocturne Ballade in F Grand Waltz in A Minor Lullaby Debussy Claire de Lune Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun Delibes Flower Duet from Lakme Dukas Sorcerer’s Apprentice Dvořák Slavonic Dance No. 2Cello Concerto (theme) Fučík Entrance of the Gladiators Gregorian Chant Dies Irae Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King HandelAlleluia Chorus from MessiahLargo from XerxesHaydn Allegro from Cello Concerto No. 2 Gypsy Rondo Leoncavallo Aria from Pagliacci Liszt Liebestraum MacDowellAlla Tarantella Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4 ("Italian") Wedding March Moussorgsky Boris Godunov (opening) Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition L. Mozart Bourrée Toy Symphony (theme) W. A. Mozart Minuet in C Lento from Clarinet Concerto Andante from Piano Concerto No. 21 Romanze from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Glockenspiel from The Magic Flute Symphony No. 25 (opening) Aria from The Marriage of Figaro Oginsky Polonaise Pescetti Sonata Ponchielli Dance of the Hours Rachmaninoff Vocalise Rimsky-Korsakoff Russian Easter Overture (theme) Scheherazade RossiniWilliam Tell Overture Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre Elephant from Carnival of the Animals Satie Gymnopédie No. 1 D. Scarlatti Sonata in C Major ("The Hunt")Schubert The Erl King The Doppelganger Symphony No. 8 ("Unfinished") SchumannChild Falling Asleep from Scenes from Childhood Piano Concerto (opening) Der Arme Peter Horseman from Album for the Young Eusubius from Carnaval Smetana The Moldau J. Strauss Blue Danube Waltz Tallis Third Mode Melody Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto (theme) Piano Concerto, Mvt. II (theme) Sleeping Beauty Waltz Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker Verdi Aria from Rigoletto Vivaldi Spring from The Four Seasons Wagner March from Tannheuser
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