Piese pentru Pian (Piano Pieces)
Editura Muzicala (online publishing: Adriana Vasilescu), Jan 16, 1963 - Music - 79 pages
Collection of piano pieces for students in grades VI-VIII at specialized music schools / music conservatories
This album is a collection of piano pieces adequate for students in grades VI-VIII at specialized music schools / music conservatories. Most of the pieces are included in the respective curricula, the rest are of equivalent gender, style and difficulty level.
The goal is to offer students extra-curricular programs and others material which may be otherwise hard to procure or may be scattered across multiple albums; also, to present a complete study material, including, where necessary, guidance for fingering, phrasing and pace. To enrich the sound and color, I also provide pedal guidance, except for the pre-classic pieces, which are usually played without pedal. I included richer pedal for the romantic and contemporary pieces. As the students to whom this collection is addressed are just starting the use of pedal, I selected, from the many and diverse pedal uses, those supporting the harmony; in other cases, to better highlight the melodic line through a more frequent pedal change even in the same harmony, and, finally, at other times, to highlight sfrozandi or characteristic accents. Of course, for the pieces where the composer provided the full pedal notation, I did not make any intervention. The pedal notes are only intended as guidance, deviations from which are possible based on the player’s own interpretation, and the views of the teacher.
The pieces in this collection follow, within the limits of their small number, the evolution of musical styles – pre-classic, classic, romantic, contemporary, as well as including Romanian composers. Among the pre-classic pieces, I felt it was useful to include some from composers included less frequently in the repertoire in our music schools but which I believe students should know, both because of their style, but also because they have been among the first to compose pieces specifically for early keyboard instruments (virginal, clavicord, clavecin) and which today are played on the piano.
The album in structured chronologically, but the teacher can select the pieces suitable for each student.