Hensel: Melodie in C-sharp Minor, Op. 4, No. 2

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Preparation and Presentation Context: pieces that are helpful to have experienced or played before approaching this one Pieces that have a melody line over a simple bass harmony.Pieces that have more than one voice represented in one hand, pre level 9 (for example: Bach Little Preludes and Fugues or movements from French Suites). Get Ready: creativ...

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Autumn 2019: Keyboard Kids' Companion

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May 14

Mendelssohn-Fanny_Hensel_1842-sq Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel

Death of composer and pianist Fanny Mendelssohn from complications of a stroke. Many of her compositions were published under her brother's name, Felix Mendelssohn. 

DIGITAL-ONLY CONTENT: Music for the intermediate pianist by eight women composers

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Editor's note: This is a companion piece to the January/February 2018 article, "Women of exceptional accomplishment: Eight women composers" by Teresa Rupp, found here. Anyone who thinks there is a lack of piano music by women composers from previous centuries hasn't looked too hard. Take the music of these eight composers as a great example. M...

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Women of exceptional accomplishment: eight women composers

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Editor's note: Nicholas Phillips wrote a companion piece recommending intermediate repertoire from these eight composers. You can find it here. Recently I participated in a concert featuring works by women composers at the community college where I study piano. I am an amateur pianist but a historian by profession, and I was curious about the backg...

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