Pieces For The Musical Clock

Author: Ludwig van Beethoven
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457472510
Size: 11.91 MB
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These five pieces were discovered after Beethoven's death, bringing with them the question of which instrument was meant to play them. Since the first section in F Major matches Mozart's Fantasie, K. 608, for Musical Clock, a copy of which Beethoven owned, it was decided by many that Beethoven's score was likewise meant to be played on that device.

2 Pianos 4 Hands

Author: Ted Dykstra
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
ISBN: 1770910921
Size: 13.23 MB
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The smash hit musical comedy follows Richard and Ted over fifteen years of learning the art of piano-playing. Amidst pushy parents, eccentric teachers, hours of repetitive practice, stage fright, the agony of competitions and exams, and the dream of greatness, Ted and Richard grow up as "piano nerds." As they mature, they become more aware of the gap between the merely very good and the great, and come to the humbling realization that concert stardom may be out of reach, but they just might be two of the best piano players in the neighborhood, and that in itself is worth celebrating.

The Best Of Beethoven

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Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 1495031225
Size: 18.51 MB
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(E-Z Play Today). 20 classical favorites in our patented E-Z Play Today notation making this beloved composer's masterworks accessible to beginning keyboardists. Includes: Fur Elise * Minuet in G Major * Moonlight Sonata * Ode to Joy * Symphony No. 5 * Turkish March * Violin Concerto in D Major * and more.

Beethoven The Music And The Life

Author: Lewis Lockwood
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393347555
Size: 18.42 MB
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An authoritative work offering a fresh look at Beethoven’s life, career, and milieu. “Magisterial” —New York Review of Books. This brilliant portrayal weaves Beethoven's musical and biographical stories into their historical and artistic contexts. Lewis Lockwood sketches the turbulent personal, historical, political, and cultural frameworks in which Beethoven worked and examines their effects on his music. "The result is that rarest of achievements, a profoundly humane work of scholarship that will—or at least should—appeal to specialists and generalists in equal measure" (Terry Teachout, Commentary). Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. "Lewis Lockwood has written a biography of Beethoven in which the hours that Beethoven spent writing music—that is, his methods of working, his interest in contemporary and past composers, the development of his musical intentions and ideals, his inner musical life, in short—have been properly integrated with the external events of his career. The book is invaluable." —Charles Rosen "Lockwood writes with poetry and clarity—a rare combination. I especially enjoyed the connection that he makes between the works of Beethoven and the social and political context of their creation—we feel closer to Beethoven the man without losing our wonder at his genius." —Emanuel Ax "The magnum opus of an illustrious Beethoven scholar. From now on, we will all turn to Lockwood's Beethoven: The Music and the Life for insight and instruction." —Maynard Solomon "This is truly the Beethoven biography for the intelligent reader. Lewis Lockwood speaks in his preface of writing on Beethoven's works at 'a highly accessible descriptive level.' But he goes beyond that. His discussion of the music, based on a deep knowledge of its context and the composition processes behind it, explains, elucidates, and is not afraid to evaluate; while the biographical chapters, clearly and unfussily written, and taking full account of the newest thinking on Beethoven, align closely with the musical discussion. The result is a deeply perceptive book that comes as close as can be to presenting the man and the music as a unity."—Stanley Sadie, editor, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians "Impressive for both its scholarship and its fresh insights, this landmark work—fully accessible to the interested amateur—immediately takes its place among the essential references on this composer and his music."—Bob Goldfarb, KUSC-FM 91.5 "Lockwood writes like an angel: lucid, enthusiastic, stirring and enlightening. Beethoven has found his ablest interpreter."—Jonathan Keates, The Spectator "There is no better survey of Beethoven's compositions for a wide audience."—Michael Kimmelman, The New York Times Book Review

Three Part Inventions

Author: Johann Sebastian Bach
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 1457488256
Size: 14.91 MB
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The edition of Johan Sebastian Bach's fifteen 3-Part Inventions, edited by Carl Czerny, contains editorial additions, including dynamics, fingering and tempo indications.