Hello, Mister Gillock! Hello, Carl Czerny!
Delightful Piano Pieces for All Occasions edited by Elisabeth Haas, Martina Schneider, Karin Strebl, Rosemarie Trzeja and Veronika Weinhandl Illustration: Martina Schneider [pno]
Carl Czerny (1791-1857) and William Gillock (1917-1993) unfortunately did not have the opportunity to meet each other personally. But in her witty comic strips, Martina Schneider brings the two men together by means of a trans-Atlantic phone call.
48 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 256 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-17988-8 | Saddle Stitch
Both composers exchange brief comments about their masterpieces, musically demanding "little" etudes and studies. Though they each speak their own language, have no fear: its all translated! What the 27 "Delightful Piano Pieces for All Occasions" have in common is that they are all ideal both for teaching and recital purposes.
„Auch hier ist es wieder gelungen, anspruchsvolle musikalisch-pädagogische Zielsetzung auf eine unterhaltsame Art und Weise zu vermitteln. (…)Hervorgehoben werden muss auch die gute Ausstattung sowie die sehr durchdachte Bezeichnung des Notentextes mit Fingersätzen." (Linde Großmann, Üben & Musizieren )
The Keyboard Crocodile, Monster & Their Friends make it fun to play the piano!
|Czerny||Op. 139 No. 24, No. 38, No. 40, No. 59, No. 72, No. 88|
|Czerny||Op. 261 No. 69|
|Czerny||Op. 481 No. 27|
|Czerny||Op. 599 No. 56, No. 73, No. 86|
|Czerny||Op. 718 No. 11|
|Czerny||Op. 821 No. 88|
|Gillock||Carnival in Rio|
|Gillock||Mister Trumpet Man|
|Gillock||Taking it easy|
|Gillock||The Constant Bass|
For all occasions?
Delightful piano pieces?
At all events Piano pieces should
..... stimulate the Imagination
..... make the fingers supple
..... touch the emotions
..... train the mind
..... be appropriate for recitals and sound good, too!
That's quite a few demands to make on composers who are often far too busy producing high-minded "art"!
Though they lived on different continents and in different centuries, Carl Czerny (1791-1857) and William Gillock (1917-1993) both have something in common: They undertook the difficult task of writing little works for pupils. These worthwhile compositions are _ not only technically gainful but yet delightful to play.
For this collection, we have selected 27 particularly rewarding pieces from this extensive literature conceived for teaching purposes.
Good luck and have fun!