Quick OverviewMusic Celebrate Composers - Beethoven Vol.1 (PA)
This series celebrates the rich legacy of music written for solo piano. Featuring both standard literature and lesser-known gems by the major composers of piano and keyboard music, each volume includes a practical selection suitable for enthusiasts at various stages of musical development. This series is ideal for the dedicated pianist looking for a useful collection of intermediate through advanced repertoire. The repertoire in each album consists of a representative selection of that composers output of keyboard works. Every effort has been made to present authentic works in a manner that reflects the intentions of the composer. Minimal editorial additions to the original score ensure that every page is clearly legible and unencumbered by extraneous markings. The repertoire is accompanied by stimulating commentary designed to inspire and engage the performer intellectually and artistically. The preface in each volume situates the music in the context of the composer's life and world, offering an historical and cultural background for the pieces that is of general interest and relevance to keyboard players. The informative Notes for Study and Performance located at the back of every album offer guidance for the practice and interpretation of each piece. The Notes for Study and Performance: highlight interesting features and characteristic elements of the individual pieces, isolate specific technical issues and offer valuable practice suggestions for overcoming challenges as well as for improving expression, phrasing, and pedal technique, direct the performer to examine details as well as the larger aspects of form, harmonic structure, and thematic development, encourage attentiveness to the subtle nuances of texture, articulation, melodic contour, and dynamics.