Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791) Easy Piano Pieces
Piano Lessons by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from the “London Sketchbook” edited by Heinz Walter [pno]
12 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 63 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-16914-8 | Softcover
The present series of easy piano music for teaching provides pupils in the lower and lower-middle grades with a careful selection of well-known and little-known compositions by important masters. Each book has intentionally been kept small in extent, since it is more stimulating for children to change the teaching material frequently.
Mozart was in London with his parents and his sister from April 1764 to July 1765. As well as performing in concerts as a child prodigy, he composed works for various instruments and combinations. A sketch-book dating from this period (EB 3276, published in full by Georg Schünemann) contains more than 40 compositions, chiefly for piano (KV 15 a - 15 ss).
The works published here have been chosen with regard to their musical and technical suitability for pupils in the lower grades. Obvious notational errors have been corrected; tempo indications and marks of expression have been supplied where necessary by the editor. In certain pieces, Mozart himself specified the performance indications (as, for example, in the case of the varying articulations in no. 9).
Heinz Walter, Salzburg, Fall 1974