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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 consultant to Piano tune via ladies Composers, quantity I, is an annotated catalogue of the on hand piano tune in print composed through a hundred and forty four ladies born prior to the twentieth century. The paintings additionally beneficial properties biographies and vast bibliographical details for every composer. prepared alphabetically via composer into different types together with unmarried works, collections, and anthologies, the song can be defined by way of grade point, style, temper, variety features, and technical standards, and levels in hassle from overdue effortless to virtuoso live performance repertoire. a long way too many academics, scholars, specialist musicians, and audiences are ignorant of the contributions made by means of girls in song, and of the wonder and advantage in their particular compositions. This reference paintings offers a useful addition to the present literature.

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3, in From Six to Twelve: A Suite for Piano [1927]. Level: Late Intermediate. (C major, 6/8, tranquillo e sempre legato). Through-composed. Flowing 8th note arpeggios and melody notes alternate between hands, simulating the dip of the paddle on each side of the canoe. Secondary dominants, a temporary key change, and register shifts provide color and a few rocky places in the flowing stream. Piano Music, intro. Glickman, No. 10 in the Women Composers Series, (Da Capo Press, 1982). This wonderful collection of virtuoso works was unfortunately out of print by 1997.

1. Allegro con brio, in 4. A vigorous study, with continuous 16th note accompaniment. 2. Tempo di minuetto, in 3. Elegant and graceful in a sparse Italianate texture. Sonate II in G major. 1. Andante affetuoso, 2/4. Expressive melody over Alberti bass. 2. Allegro, in 2. Exuberant triplets, sixteenth note arpeggios and scales; includes a one-page minuetto. Sonata III in Eb major. 1. Allegro, in 2. Melodious and gracious. 2. Presto, 12/8. A rollicking jig. Marie-Emmanuelle Bayon and Caroline Wuiet: Operatic Transcriptions for Keyboard, ed.

Holmestrand, Norway, Dec 1, 1847—d. Christiana, Jun 4, 1907 Norwegian concert pianist, composer, and teacher Agathe Backer-Grøndahl studied piano with Kullak, Hans von Bülow, and Liszt, and composition with Lindeman in Norway and Wuerst in Berlin. 14 A highly successful composer and concert artist, Backer-Grøndahl also exerted great influence as a teacher. She and her husband, a conductor and composer, had three sons, including Fritjof, who had a long career as a concert pianist. Though she suffered from ill health and deafness later in life, she continued to give frequent concerts and to teach several hours daily.

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