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 to be had piano track in print composed by way of a hundred and forty four ladies born ahead of the 20 th century. The paintings additionally gains biographies and huge bibliographical info for every composer. prepared alphabetically by means of composer into different types together with unmarried works, collections, and anthologies, the track can also be defined when it comes to grade point, style, temper, variety features, and technical requisites, and levels in trouble from past due straight forward to virtuoso live performance repertoire. a ways too many lecturers, scholars, specialist musicians, and audiences are ignorant of the contributions made via ladies in track, and of the sweetness and advantage in their particular compositions. This reference paintings presents a useful addition to the present literature.

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For Op. 15/4, Op. 25/4-6, Op. 28/2; Op. 36/1–3, and Op. 54/1–2, see Single Works and Collections. Below are four very early pieces not available in other editions, and three pieces from two sets not available in their entirety. Mamma’s Waltz (WoO). Level: Early Intermediate. (F major, 3/4, 4 pp). Composed at age four, notated for her by her mother. An extended rondo with three separate but related themes in three keys of startling complexity and structural skill for a toddler. Homophonic texture, triadic melody, waltz bass, with contrasting shifts in register and numerous secondary dominants.

A melancholy theme and variations, progressively more complex and brilliant. Op. 15/2. Phantoms. [“All fragile flowers, as soon their deaths as their births”] Level: Early Advanced. (A major, 3/8, allegretto scherzando, 3 pp). Ternary, with B a graceful contrast to the playful, will-o-thewisp A sections. Op. 15/3. Dreaming. [“You speak to me from the depths of a dream”]. Level: Early Advance. (G-flat major, common time, andante con molto espressione, 5 pp). In this Lied for the piano, the tonality, the sustained melody, and its quiet accompaniment are like Schubert’s Impromptu, < previous page page_20 next page > < previous page page_21 next page > Page 21 Op.

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. However, it is still available in many libraries, and contains the following works, many of which are available as single works or in other collections: Op.

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