Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767) Easy Piano Pieces
Piano Lessons by Georg Philipp Telemann edited by Heinz Walter [pno]
20 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 92 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-17430-2 | Softcover
This series of easy piano music for teaching purposes presents pupils in the lower and lower middle grades with a carefully chosen selection of well-known and lesser-known compositions by important masters. The volumes are deliberately kept small in extent, since it is more stimulating for children to change the teaching material frequently.
Almost the only keyboard pieces of Telemann’s that are still known and loved are a few fantasies from the first part of ehe “Three Dozen Keyboard Fantasies”. The present publication, in addition to an unknown fantasy from the second volume, contains separate pieces, movements from suites and a fugue. The first three pieces can also be combined together to form a little suite.
Telemann’s freely polyphonic style leaves the player room for his own ideas in matters of interpretation and ornamentation. The printed indications of dynamics and phrasing are merely suggestions on the part of the editor. Where none is provided, it becomes a necessary and valuable exercise for the player, helped by the teacher, to determine them himself.
The technical difficulty of the pieces chosen for this publication corresponds approximately to that of Bach's two-part inventions. lt is hoped that with their more relaxed style compared with the strict polyphony of the Bach inventions, they will become popular wich
Heinz Walter, Salzburg, Autumn 1978
|Preludio, Aria and Gigue from the 'Partita in G major'|