The Faber Music Piano Anthology is a must-have collection of core repertoire from the great composers. Beautifully presented in progressive order, it includes favourites from Beethoven, Mozart, Liszt, Chopin, Satie, Bach, Tchaikovsky and many more. Featuring The Concerto linocut by Cyril Edward Power on the cover, with music selected by pianist Melanie Spanswick, it is ideal for pianists of every level.
“This beautifully produced gift book makes the perfect present for the enthusiastic amateur pianist of intermediate to advanced level”, “...a thing of splendor!”, “...a fabulous variety of great music, beautifully presented.”, “The selection of pieces is both unpredictable and delightful.”, “...definitely a collection to cherish!”
Andrew Eales, pianodao.com, November 2016
This one is for the pianists - the budding pianists, the lapsed pianists, the would-be pianists, and the piano teachers looking for ideas and motivation for their pupils. Melanie Spanswick brings together a delicious collection of short pieces carefully chosen according to progressive level, variety and concision, but happily non-dependent on exam syllabuses. For those who need new choices for practising and sometimes feel a bit daunted by the quantity of options, and unsure of their difficulty, it helps to solve the problem in one easy package. Choices range from Für Elise to a Satie Gnossienne and from a Fauré Romance sans paroles to a Snuffbox Waltz, no less, by Dargomyzhsky.
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