A Guide to Piano Music by Women Composers: Volume I by Pamela Y. Dees, Pamela Youngdahl Dees

By Pamela Y. Dees, Pamela Youngdahl Dees

Designed as a pragmatic reference consultant for pro pianists and piano lecturers, A advisor to Piano track via girls Composers, quantity I, is an annotated catalogue of the to be had piano track in print composed by means of a hundred and forty four ladies born sooner than the twentieth century. The paintings additionally beneficial properties biographies and huge bibliographical details for every composer. prepared alphabetically by way of composer into different types together with unmarried works, collections, and anthologies, the tune can be defined by way of grade point, style, temper, sort features, and technical specifications, and levels in hassle from past due straight forward to virtuoso live performance repertoire. a ways too many lecturers, scholars, expert musicians, and audiences are blind to the contributions made via girls in track, and of the wonder and benefit in their particular compositions. This reference paintings presents a useful addition to the present literature.

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148/5. Level: Late Intermediate/Early Advanced. (E-flat minor, 3/4, largo maestoso). A joyful valse brilliante, opening with simultaneous wide leaps in contrary motion, followed by octave scales in the right hand and a waltz bass. An appropriate transitional piece to advanced repertoire. COLLECTIONS: Amy Beach Piano Music, sel. Adrienne Fried Block (Dover, 2001). Ballad Op. 6, Sketches Op. 15/1, 3, 4 ( In Autumn, Dreaming, and Fire-Flies ), Barcarolle Op. 28/1, Scottish Legend Op. 54/1, From Blackbird Hills Op.

Indian Pipes Op. 12/2. Level: Late Intermediate. (G major/minor, 3/4, andante con moto, 3 pp). Indian pipes are small plants that poke up through the moist carpet of the forest’s floor after a rain. A rhythmic motive slides chromatically down a fourth; there are flirtations with whole-tone scales and parallel diminished triads. Pine-Trees Op. 12/3. Level: Late Intermediate. (F major, 5/4–4/4–6/4, andante con moto, 5 pp). The wind sweeps through the boughs of great pine trees on a hillside above a river.

Mrs. Henslowe) b. England, 1769/70-d. after 1840 Cecilia Barthélemon, the grandniece of Thomas Arne, was the daughter of a pair of leading London musicians, Maria (Polly) Barthélemon (née Mary Young), a celebrated singer, and François Hippolyte Barthélemon, a violinist, composer, and conductor. Cecilia toured with her parents from babyhood, and reportedly sang for Marie-Antoinette. Schröter. 19 As an adult, Barthélemon was active as a singer, harpist, keyboardist and composer. She dedicated her Opus 3 keyboard sonata to Joseph Haydn, a family friend, and was a subscriber to his Creation.

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