Cesar Franck Selected Piano Compositions (Book + Online Audio)

To describe the music of César Franck is like trying to describe a delicious dessert; you must experience it for yourself! Although everyone has their own preference, the music of César Franck is continually inspiring for the listener or performer. Most of the selections in this book are unknown, preserved by Frank's biographer and former student, Vincent D’Indy, and are best suited for intermediate to advanced students.

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Product Number:
31122M
Format:
Book + Online Audio
Skill Level:
Intermediate-Advanced
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
24
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
1-5134-7148-1
ISBN13:
978-15134-7148-8
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
11/10/2022

To describe the music of César Franck is like trying to describe a delicious dessert; you must experience it for yourself! Although everyone has their own preference, the music of César Franck is continually inspiring for the listener or performer. Most of the selections in this book are unknown, preserved by Frank's biographer and former student, Vincent D’Indy, and are best suited for intermediate to advanced students.

For composers, finding the recipe for each of the ten pieces is a musical treasure hunt. Composed by Frank at the age of twelve, the "Earliest Composition" is a wonderful example of counterpoint. “Canon” moves from the left to the right hand while the harmonizing melody becomes its own canon with respect to the original melody. Readers may also be familiar with “Les Plaintes d’Une Poupee” (or “The Puppets Complaint”); one of Franck's more well-known compositions. “Danse Lente” has a lovely melody that changes hands, culminating with the two melodies uniting in a dreamy, dramatic sense.

These piano selections are presented as examples of César Franck’s legacy for piano teachers and students of all ages. This collection will be valuable for recitals, programs, and your own enjoyment. Includes access to online audio of the author performing each piece.


Earliest Composition

Canon

Andantino in E Minor

Les Plaintes d’Une Poupée

Andante in D Major

Lento in C Minor

Minuet in A Flat

Andantino in A Major

Danse Lente

Andantino in A Flat

 
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