Best Schumann Books

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1. 60 Of The Most Beautiful Classical Piano Solos: Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, Handel, Liszt, Mozart, Satie, Schumann, Tchaikovsky and more (Music Masterpieces)

Author: by Project Music Lovers
Published at: Project Music Lovers; 2nd ed. edition (June 27, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1953149039

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NOTE: The formatting issue has been resolved. This music book is an anthology of 60 of the Most Beautiful Piano Solos of all time. In fact, we guarantee you’ll discover a compilation of classical favorites everyone will enjoy, all in one place!

A perfect gift for piano students, piano teachers, piano players, pianists, and of course classical music lovers who enjoy the romantic era. What’s insideChristian Petzold Minuet in G Major (BWV Anh. 114)Edvard Grieg Arietta (Op.12, No. 1) Norwegian Melody (Op.12, No.

6)Erik Satie Gymnopedie No. 1Frederic Chopin Chopin Nocturne in E-flat Major (Op.9, No. 2) Polonaise in G Minor (B1) Prelude in E Minor (Op.28, No. 4) Prelude in D-flat Major (Op.28, No. 15) Prelude in B Minor (Op.28, No. 6)Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Songs Without Words (Op.19, No.

6) Songs Without Words (Op.30, No. 6) Songs Without Words (Op.30, No. 30)Franz Joseph Haydn Minuet in F Major (HWV 437)Franz Liszt La Campanella Consolation No. 3 in D Flat Major, S 172 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6Friedrich Kuhlau Variations on an Austrian Folk Song (Op.42, No.

2. Chasing Chopin: A Musical Journey Across Three Centuries, Four Countries, and a Half-Dozen Revolutions

Author: by Annik LaFarge
Published at: Simon & Schuster (August 11, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1501188718

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A modern take on a classical icon: this original, entertaining, well-researched book uses the story of when, where, and how Chopin composed his most famous work, uncovering many surprises along the way and showing how his innovative music still animates popular culture centuries later.

The Frdric Chopin Annik LaFarge presents here is not the melancholy, sickly, romantic figure so often portrayed. The artist she discovered is, instead, a purely independent spirit: an innovator who created a new musical language, an autodidact who became a spiritually generous, trailblazing teacher, a stalwart patriot during a time of revolution and exile.

In Chasing Chopin she follows in his footsteps during the three years, 18371840, when he composed his iconic Funeral Marchdum dum da dumusing its composition story to illuminate the key themes of his life: a deep attachment to his Polish homeland; his complex relationship with writer George Sand; their harrowing but consequential sojourn on Majorca; the rapidly developing technology of the piano, which enabled his unique tone and voice; social and political revolution in 1830s Paris; friendship with other artists, from the famous Eugne Delacroix to the lesser known, yet notorious in his time, Marquis de Custine.

3. Schumann – Album for the Young * Scenes from Childhood: Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 2094 (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics)

Author: by Franz Ruckert
Published at: G. Schirmer Library (February 1, 2012)
ISBN: 978-1458421241

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(Piano Collection).Combines Schumann’s classic piano works in one convenient, value-priced edition. A great resource for both the piano student and teacher.Contents: Op. 68: Andante Con Moto * Choral * Echoes from the Theatre * Figured Choral * First Loss * Folk Song * The Happy Farmer Returning from Work * Harvest Song * The Horseman * Humming Song * Hunting Song (Jagerliedchen) * In Memoriam * Italian Sailor’s Song * Knecht Ruprecht * Lento Espressivo * Little Fugue * Little Piece * Little Romance * Little Song in Canon-Form * Little Study (Kleine Studie) * May, Sweet May * Melody * Mignon * Molto Lento * New Year’s Eve * Norse Song * The Poor Orphan * The Reaper’s Song (Schnitterliedchen) * Roaming in the Morning * Roundelay * Rustic Song * Sailor’s Song * Sheherazade * Sicilienne * Soldier’s March (Soldatenmarsch) * Spring Song * Strange Man * Theme * Vintage-Time * War Song * The Wild Horseman * Winter-Time I * Winter-Time II * Op.

15: Of Strange Lands and People * Curious Story * Blindman’s Bluff * Pleading Child * Perfect Happiness * Great Adventure * Reverie * By the Fireside * On the Rocking Horse * Almost Too Serious * Hobgoblin * A Child Falling Asleep * The Poet Speaks

4. Schumann: Album for the Young: Opus 68 for the Piano

Author: by Robert Schumann
Published at: Alfred Music (June 1, 1969)
ISBN: 978-0739007341

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Numerous selections from Schumann’s Album for the Young have long been favorites of intermediate students, and few collections fail to include the “Soldier’s March,” the “Happy Farmer” or the “Wild Horseman.” This historically informed edition of the entire collection clearly differentiates the markings of the first edition from Clara Schumann’s later-edited version.

Discussions of ornamentation and the collection’s origin are also included.

5. Gymnopédies, Gnossiennes and Other Works for Piano (Dover Music for Piano)

Author: by Erik Satie
Published at: Dover Publications (June 1, 1989)
ISBN: 978-0486259789

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In his piano works especially, Erik Satie (18661925) was a witty musical caricaturist. The eccentric French composer loved to satirize academic rules in general and the impressionistic titles of Debussy’s compositions in particular, giving his own works such surrealistic names as Pieces in Pear Form and Dried Embryos, and annotating them with equally bizarre musical directions: “Tres ‘neuf heures du matin” (Very “nine in the morning”), “Corpulentus” (Corpulent), and so on.

His comic spirit is equally embodied in the music itself, as this delightful selection of seventeen piano works amply proves. They are as spare, lively, and capricious as they are hauntingly melodic. In addition to the well-known Gymnopdies and Gnossiennes, the pieces reproduced here include Sarabandes, Pices froides, Poudre d’or, En habit de cheval, Morceaux en forme de poire, Embryons desschs, Aperus dsagreables, Descriptions automatiques, and more.

This volume, the largest collection of Satie’s piano works yet published, has been reprinted on fine-quality paper from authoritative original editions, and sturdily bound to provide you a lifetime of study and enjoyment. In its pages are some of the most original and appealing achievements of a turbulent era in music, compositions that influenced such modern masters as Ravel, Milhaud, and Poulenc.

6. Piano Music of Robert Schumann, Series I (Dover Music for Piano)

Author: by Robert Schumann
Published at: Dover Publications; Later Printing edition (June 1, 1972)
ISBN: 978-0486214597

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This selection of Schumann’s solo piano compositions contains all of his major work: “Variation ber den Namen Abegg” (1830), “Papillons” (1832), “Studien nach Capricen von Paganini” (1832), “Davidsbundler” (1837), “Toccata” (1832), “Allegro” (1831), “Carnaval” (18345), “6 Concert-Etuden nach Capricen von Paganini” (1833), “Grosse Sonate No. 1” (18335), “Phanatasiestucke” (1937), “Grosse Sonate No.

3″ (18356), “Kinderscenen” (1838), “Kreisleriana” (1838), “Arabeske” (1839), and “Blumenstck” (1839). This book has been especially designed as a playing edition the notes are large and easily readable at the piano, and the margins and spaces between staves are adequate for written notes, fingerings, and turnovers.

It is also most useful for analysis.


Scenes From Childhood (Alfred Masterwork Edition)
Author: by Robert Schumann
Published at: Alfred Music (June 1, 1971)
ISBN: 978-0739000694

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Whereas Schumann composed the Album for the Young for children, his Scenes from Childhood (Kinderszenen) are reflections of childhood for adults. Like many of his character pieces, Schumann notes that the 13 selections in this set were composed before their titles were assigned.

Palmer’s scholarly edition includes a table of suggested tempos for the works taken from early editions and from the recorded performances of various artists.

8. Schumann — Album for the Young, Op. 68: Book & 2 CDs (Alfred Masterwork CD Edition)

Author: by Robert Schumann
Published at: Alfred Music; Pap/Com edition (December 1, 2004)
ISBN: 978-0739036921

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Numerous selections from Schumann’s Album for the Young have long been favorites of intermediate students, and few collections fail to include the “Soldier’s March,” the “Happy Farmer” or the “Wild Horseman.” This historically informed edition of the entire collection clearly differentiates the markings of the first edition from Clara Schumann’s later-edited version.

Discussions of ornamentation and the collection’s origin are also included. The Alfred Masterwork Library CD Editions conveniently combine each exceptional volume with a professionally recorded CD that is sure to inspire artistic performances. Pianist Kim O’Reilly Newman holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Illinois.

She has performed throughout North America and Europe with the Hambro Quartet of Pianos and was an editor and recording pianist for Alfred Music. Kim is a brain tumor survivor and now specializes in performing music for the left hand.


Author: by Robert Schumann
Published at: GS LIBRARY 5 (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-1458426536

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(Piano).Solo part (original) and orchestral reduction (arranged by Hughes) for Two Pianos, Four Hands. 2 Copies needed to perform. To see other NFMC selections, click here.

10. Classical Piano Solos – First Grade: John Thompson's Modern Course Compiled and edited by Philip Low, Sonya Schumann & Charmaine Siagian (John Thompson's Modern Course for the Piano)

Author: by Hal Leonard Corp.
Published at: Willis Music (January 1, 2016)
ISBN: 978-1480344914

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(Willis).20 pieces selected from the piano literature canon! The Classical Piano Solos series was compiled to correlate loosely with the Modern Course method and can be used to supplement any teaching method or situation. Features a mix of well-known pieces, including several from Bartok’s method (co-authored in 1913 with Reschofsky) and Burgmuller’s “Arabesque,” as well as lesser-known gems by composers Melanie Bonis, Vincent d’Indy, Daniel Turk, and more.

Includes 2 bonus pieces by Gurlitt and Schmitt that have been adapted so that the beginning student can immediately start playing the classical repertoire.

11. Schirmer's Library Masterworks for Clarinet and Piano, Vol. 1747

Author: by Weber
Published at: Schirmer G Books (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0793554058

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Contents: First Sonata, Op.120, No. 1 (Brahms) Second Sonata, Op.120, No. 2 (Brahms) Sonata (Mendelssohn) Fantasy-Pieces, Op. 73 (Schumann) Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 48 (Weber) Variations, Op.33 (Weber)

12. Schumann on Music: A Selection from the Writings (Dover Books on Music)

Author: by Robert Schumann
Published at: Dover Publications; Annotated edition (January 1, 1988)
ISBN: 978-0486257488

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Schumann’s genius as a composer is well known; perhaps less well known is the fact that he was also a gifted music critic who wrote hundreds of perceptive essays, articles, and reviews for the Neue Zeitschrift fur Msik, the influential music journal he founded in 1834.

The present work, translated and edited by noted critic Henry Pleasants, contains 61 of the most important critical pieces Schumann wrote for Neue Zeitschrift between 1834 and 1844. The articles are arranged in chronological order, with ample annotation, demonstrating not only Schumann’s development as a writer and critic but also the evolution of music in Europe during a decisive decade.

In addition to such major set pieces as “Florestan’s Shrovetide Oration,” the essays on Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Schubert’s Symphony in C Major, and the imaginative and literate “The Editor’s Ball,” this volume offers discerning observations on Mendelssohn, Chopin, Beethoven, Liszt, Cherubini, and other giants.

13. Piano Music

Author: by Clara Schumann
Published at: Dover Publications; 0 edition (January 15, 2001)
ISBN: 978-0486413815

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Original compilation of the composer’s most popular, most mature piano works, including Witches Dance, Op.5, No. 1; Four Fleeting Pieces, Op. 15; Three Preludes and Fugues, Op. 16; Variations on a Theme by Robert Schumann, Op.20; Romance, Op.11, No. 2; and Three Romances, Op.21.

Selected and with an Introduction by Dr. Nancy B.Reich.

14. 50 Selected Songs by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf & Strauss Schirmer Library of Classics Vol1755: Low Voice (Schirmer's Library of Musical Classics)

Author: by Hal Leonard Corp.
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc. (November 1, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0793553501

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(Vocal Collection).Contents: Schubert: Rastlose Liebe * Die Allmacht * Im Abendroth * Nacht und Traume * Wohin? Nachtviolen * Der Schmetterling * Heidenroslein * Ungeduld * Liebhaber in allen Gestalten Schumann: Die Lotosblume * Mein schoner Stern! Widmung * Fruhlingsnacht * Der Nussbaum * Auftrage * Schneeglockchen * Du bist wie eine Blume * Mit Myrthen und Rosen * Mondnacht Brahms: Von ewiger Liebe * Standchen * O komme, holde Sommernacht * Auf dem Kirchhofe * Botschaft * Vergebliches Standchen * Der Tod, das ist die kuhle Nacht * In Waldeseinsamkeit * Wie Melodien zieht es mir * Meine Liebe ist grun Wolf: In der Fruhe * Lebe wohl!

Nun wandre, Maria * Und willst du deinen Liebsten sterben * Verborgenheit * Mignon * Auf demgrunen Balcon * Nummersatte Liebe * In dem Schatten meiner Locken * Bescheidene Liebe Strauss: Morgan * Cacilie * Standchen * Heimkehr * Traum durch die Dammerung * Allerseelen * Zueignung * Ich trage meine Minne Heimliche Aufforderung * Ruhe, meine Seele!

15. A First Book of Classical Music: for the Beginning Pianist with Downloadable MP3s (PIANO)

Author: by Bergerac
Published at: Dover Publications; Revised edition (January 15, 2014)
ISBN: 978-0486780092

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These fun-to-play, pedagogically sound piano arrangements include themes from Beethoven’s Ode to Joy and Bach’s Sheep May Safely Graze, along with such favorites as Schumann’s Trumerei, Brahms’s Hungarian Dance No. 5, Tchaikovsky’s Marche Slave, and Wagner’s Song to the Evening Star.

Additional composers include Chopin, Grieg, Handel, Vivaldi, Liszt, Haydn, and many others. Along with the twenty-nine piano arrangements, this collection includes a free MP3 download for every piece, which will help beginning pianists develop an ear for the melodies. The MP3s may be downloaded individually or collectively.