Release on | by Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Author: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
Pubpsher: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
(Instrumental Solo). This huge collection offers instrumentalists the chance to play 101 classical themes, including: Ave Maria * Bist du bei mir (You Are with Me) * Canon in D * Clair de Lune * Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy * 1812 Overture * Eine Kleine Nachtmusik ("Serenade"), First Movement Excerpt * The Flight of the Bumble Bee * Funeral March of a Marionette * Fur Elise * Gymnopedie No. 1 * Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring * Lullaby * Minuet in G * Ode to Joy * Piano Sonata in C * Pie Jesu * Rondeau * Theme from Swan Lake * Wedding March * William Tell Overture * and many more.
An invaluable guide for lovers of classical music designed to enhance their enjoyment of the core orchestral repertoire from 1700 to 1950 Robert Philip, scholar, broadcaster, and musician, has compiled an essential handbook for lovers of classical music, designed to enhance their listening experience to the full. Covering four hundred works by sixty-eight composers from Corelli to Shostakovich, this engaging companion explores and unpacks the most frequently performed works, including symphonies, concertos, overtures, suites, and ballet scores. It offers intriguing details about each piece while avoiding technical terminology that might frustrate the non-specialist reader. Philip identifies key features in each work, as well as subtleties and surprises that await the attentive listener, and he includes enough background and biographical information to illuminate the composer's intentions. Organized alphabetically from Bach to Webern, this compendium will be indispensable for classical music enthusiasts, whether in the concert hall or enjoying recordings at home.