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Great Preludes for Solo Piano David Dutkanicz

Great Preludes for Solo Piano

David Dutkanicz

Published June 30th 2006
ISBN : 9780486449555
Paperback
128 pages
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The prelude has long been a favorite form for composers to work in, whether as introductions to fugues or as independent concert pieces. This unique collection offers a wide survey of famous preludes, from works by John Bull and Orlando Gibbons toMoreThe prelude has long been a favorite form for composers to work in, whether as introductions to fugues or as independent concert pieces. This unique collection offers a wide survey of famous preludes, from works by John Bull and Orlando Gibbons to those of Ravel and Rachmaninoff, plus examples of all styles in between.Early works include preludes by Purcell and Couperin as well as selections from Bachs The Well-Tempered Clavier. Beethovens Two Preludes Through All Twelve Major Keys, Op. 39, marks the transition toward the Romantic works, which include pieces by Chopin, Alkan, Mendelssohn, and Tchaikovsky. Other featured composers include Debussy, Satie, Scriabin, Albéniz, and Fauré. An indispensable addition to any music library, this compilation will provide pianists of an intermediate level and beyond with countless hours of enjoyment at their keyboards.