Martin Reich (*1971) Primo & Secondo
20 Balanced Arrangements for Piano Duet [pno duet]
From Children's Song to Rhapsody in Blue
48 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 206 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-18520-9 | Saddle Stitch
Primo or Secondo? That makes hardly any difference in the new music book Primo & Secondo for piano students, first-year and beyond. The experienced piano pedagogue Martin Reich makes certain that his duet arrangements are very balanced by running the main melody through all four voices. So, for both duet partners practicing is fun! The selection of popular melodies from children’s and folk songs, classical music as well as gospel, blues, and ragtime increases in difficulty from easy to moderately demanding. The volume with its teaching tips can support piano lessons from the very start right up to the level of a Bach Invention.
„The arrangements are all tastefully done, and ensure that there is plenty of melodic interest for both players. There is ample fingering, and to the rear of the volume can be found a five-page section of ‘Remarks’, which nicely rounds off an excellent publication. Recommended!”
(Andrew Eales, www.pianodao.com)