Winter 2022: First Looks: Recordings

 ARCANA: ALEX SHAPIRO Adam Marks, piano Innova 041 Total Time [79.58] This album presents the collected piano works by composer Alex Shapiro. The music is perhaps best summarized in the liner notes to the pieces that give the album its title: "Arcana explores the painfully fragile and often perilous relationship betwee...

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Winter 2022: New Music and Materials

SONATA IN A MAJOR, KV 331 (300i)by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and(S4) BAGATELLE IN A MINOR, WoO 59(FÜR ELISE)by Ludwig van Beethoven,both edited by Mario Aschauer It is always a delight to acquire new scores, and yet rather surprising to behold new editions of Mozart's Sonata in A Major, KV 331 (300i) and Beethoven's Bagatelle in A Mino...

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Winter 2021: First Looks: Recordings

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: THE COMPLETE PIANO SONATAS PLAYED ON PERIOD INSTRUMENTSPaul Badura-Skoda, fortepianoArcana A203 | 9 CDs[Total Time: 10:06:09]OUTHERE-MUSIC.COMAs deeply insightful and brilliant Badura-Skoda expectedly is in this collection of reissues recorded between 1978 and 1989, perhaps the principal interest ...

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First Looks: Music for Young Children® (MYC®), A group piano program for young children

MUSIC FOR YOUNG CHILDREN (MYC) is a piano-focused music curriculum designed for age-based classes of up to six children (ages 3–9). Founded in Canada by Frances Balodis program's focus on group learning and parental involvement. in 1980, it was most recently revised in 2015, and is now an international&n...

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September/October 2018: First Looks, Recordings

Haydn-cover Haydn Piano Sonatas, Volume 2 Anne-Marie McDermott, piano BCD9497 [Total Time 68:36]

In her second recording of Haydn sonatas, American pianist Anne-Marie McDermott presents a dazzling display of scintillating articulation. The clarity of her tone is aptly suited for Haydn's humorous style, which dances to life in the finale movements of both the Sonata in G Major, Hob. XVI:39, and the Sonata in A-flat Major, Hob. XVI:46. Equally i...

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September/October 2018: First Looks, New Music Reviews

jingle-bells (S1-2) Jingle Bells, arranged by Wendy Stevens.

New Music Reviews Editor's note Ho, ho, ho! The holidays are on the horizon. We know how it is for piano teachers (we're teachers ourselves). We frantically run to the music store, hoping to snag our favorites before the teacher with 120 students cleans out the inventory. Clavier Companion is here to help. This issue's holiday reviews will help you...

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July/August 2018: First Looks, New Music Reviews


Six Progressive Sonatinas for the Piano Forte, Op. 36, by Muzio Clementi. Authentic Revised Edition ("With Considerable Improvements"), edited by Arthur Houle. This volume presents Clementi's ubiquitous Op. 36 Sonatinas in "the first and only definitive critical edition based on all the primary sources, with extensive notes on performance practice ...

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New music reviews: November/December 2017

(S3) From Sight to Sound: 6 Original PIano Solos, by Randall Hartsell.  Randall Hartsell composed From Sight to Sound to express the "interconnectedness of nature and our lives," and this collection contains six reflective pieces characterized by melodic simplicity and harmonic richness. The collection capitalizes on the piano's capacity for c...

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New music reviews: September/October 2017

Happy Holidays! (S1-4) We Three Kings, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and Deck the Hall Hoedown, arranged by Wendy Stevens. For teachers wanting some fun and creative options to spice up their holiday recitals, three new arrangements by Wendy Stevens are fantastic choices. "We Three Kings" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" even invite the audienc...

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First Looks: January/February 2017


Closer Look: (S3-4) Béla Bartók: Ten Easy Pieces, edited by Immanuela Gruenberg. Immanuela Gruenberg creates a real gem for teachers and students alike in her study edition of Béla Bartók's Ten Easy Pieces, Sz. 39. As a study edition, Gruenberg's book will fully inform both teachers and students about Bartók, his use of folk music, and the individu...

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