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By Pamela Y. Dees, Pamela Youngdahl Dees

Designed as a realistic reference advisor for pro pianists and piano lecturers, A consultant to Piano song through ladies Composers, quantity I, is an annotated catalogue of the to be had piano song in print composed by way of a hundred and forty four ladies born earlier than the twentieth century. The paintings additionally positive aspects biographies and vast bibliographical info for every composer. prepared alphabetically by way of composer into different types together with unmarried works, collections, and anthologies, the tune is usually defined when it comes to grade point, style, temper, variety features, and technical standards, and levels in hassle from past due effortless to virtuoso live performance repertoire. a ways too many lecturers, scholars, specialist musicians, and audiences are ignorant of the contributions made via girls in song, and of the sweetness and benefit in their particular compositions. This reference paintings offers a useful addition to the present literature.

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SINGLE WORKS: Valse-Caprice Op. 4 (Masters Music, 1995). Level: Advanced. (E major, 3/8, a capriccio, 10 pp). A whimsical fancy with symmetrical phrases, in ternary form with an intro and coda. Main theme features a grace-note figure over a pedal point and triple meter; more adventurous harmonies appear in the contrasting middle section. Ballade Op. ). Level: Early Advanced. (D-flat major, 3/4, andantino, 10 pp). ”28 A lovely early work displaying late Romantic lyricism in a constant texture of arpeggios in triplets.

Key signature and harmonies shift continually. Op. 97/3. Mignonette. (G major, 3/4, tempo di menuetto, 4 pp). A delicate minuet with staccato, pp chords. Op. 97/4. Rosemary and Rue. (E minor/major, 2/4, andante con sentimento, 6 pp). The simplest of this set; a tender pas de deux . In the right hand the soprano and alto alternately hold tied notes and sigh in a descending chromatic figure, accompanied by a “plucked” broken-chord bass. (In the language of flowers, Rosemary is for remembrance, Rue is for regret).

25/2. Columbine. (F minor, 6/8, andante). Gentle, dreamy, and light-hearted, with the soothing, pastoral melody shifting from hand to hand. Op. 25/3. Pantalon. (C major, 2/4, allegro). A saucy, rambunctious work with lots of staccato bounce, foreshadowing Kabalevsky’s Clowns. Originally entitled “The Barn Dance,” it has rustic energy. Op. 25/4. Pierrot and Pierrette. (G major, 3/4, tempo di valse). An amiable little waltz between two lovers in white-face. Op. 25/5. Secrets. (D major, 4/4, andantino).

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