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The author outlines the basic organization of a duet, discusses many pieces written for four hands, giving their varying degrees of difficulty, & generally makes clear the problems & intricacies of playing piano duets. The book includes nearly 200 musical illustrations, illuminating discussions of most of the important compositions & composers. There is also an exceptionally valuable appendix that lists the entire piano duet repertoire. Contents: *Introduction *The piano duet style *The early days: J.C. Bach & Mozart *Beethoven *Schubert: The variations & divertissements *Schubert: The sonatas & fantasies *Schubert: The smaller pieces *Weber & Mendelssohn *Schumann *Brahms *A miscellany: Chopin, Liszt, & a few others *Grieg & Dvorak *The Russians *The French: Bizet, Faure, Ravel, Debussy *The French: Florent Schitt, Chabrier, Satie, Poulenc *Later days *Epilogue *Appendix A: A note on the two piano literature *Appendix B: historical & bibliographical notes *Appendix C: Duet material for beginning pianists *Index of compositions covered *General index
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Book Description Grossman Publishers, New York, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: New. First. Seller Inventory # DADAX0670553077
Book Description Grossman Publishers, New York, 1970. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0670553077
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