Best Prokofiev Books

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1. Prokofiev: Music for Children, Op. 65

Author: by Sergei Prokofiev
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc.; Pap/Com edition (November 1, 2009)
ISBN: 978-1423458128

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(Schirmer Performance Editions). Favorites of piano teachers, these short pieces show lyricism and harmonic surprise for which Prokofiev’s larger works are known. Intermediate to Late Intermediate Level.


2. 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.


3. Sergei Prokofiev – Visions Fugitives, Op. 22: With Access to Online Audio of Performances (Schirmer Performance Editions)

Author: by Alexandre Dossin
Published at: Hal Leonard Corporation; Pap/Com edition (March 1, 2011)
ISBN: 978-1423494133

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(Schirmer Performance Editions). 20 short pieces packed with the unique harmonies and melodies which set Prokofiev apart as a distinct voice in 20th century piano literature. With historical and performance notes. Late Intermediate to Advanced Level.


4. Peter and the Wolf: Schirmer Library of Classics Volume 2041 Piano Solo

Author: by Sergey Prokofiev
Published at: G. Schirmer, Inc. (March 1, 1999)
ISBN: 978-0793597703

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(Piano Large Works). One of the most beloved musical tales of all time! This is the composer’s own reduction for solo piano, with narrator’s text in English, French and Spanish.


5. Sarcasms, Visions Fugitives and Other Short Works for Piano (Dover Music for Piano)

Author: by Sergei Prokofiev
Published at: Dover Publications (September 18, 2000)
ISBN: 978-0486410913

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One of the 20th century’s most prolific composers of piano music, Sergei Prokofiev (18911953) is celebrated for his unique piano idiom, combining the seemingly incongruous elements of highly percussive textures with passages of great lyrical charm. “Above all,” notes Grove’s, “his music shows a professional care for the performer, never reaching beyond the practicable limits of execution.”Pianists will welcome this excellent new compilation of pieces composed between 1907 and 1922 the great formative years of Prokofiev’s unique approach to keyboard writing from his highly original Diabolical suggestion and the dramatic, capricious Sarcasms to the very popular March and Scherzo transcribed by the composer from his opera The love for three organs.

Reproduced from authoritative early editions, this generous collection includes Four tudes, Op.2; Four pieces, Op. 3; excerpts from Four pieces, Op.4; Toccata, Op.11; Ten pieces, Op. 12; the complete Sarcasms, Op. 17, and Visions fugitives, Op. 22; Tales of the old grandmother, Op. 31; Four pieces, Op.


6. Piano Sonatas – Volume 2: Nos. 6-9

Author: by Sergei Prokofiev
Published at: BOOSEY LONDON – UK PRINT; Boosey & Hawkes Authentic Edition (June 1, 2001)
ISBN: 978-0634034626

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(Piano).Russian Piano Classics Authentic Edition


7. Prokofiev — Selected Works (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

Author: by Sergei Prokofiev
Published at: Alfred Music (January 1, 1990)
ISBN: 978-0739022894

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This distinguished edition from Dr. Murray Baylor includes works that Prokofiev composed for solo piano plus Prokofiev’s own piano transcription of works he had written for the symphony orchestra or the stage. Within its 80 pages you will find the sprightly “Diabolic Suggestion,” Op.4, No.

4, the virtuoso “Toccata,” Op.11, “Prelude,” Op.12, No. 7 and “March” and “Scherzo” from “The Love for Three Oranges,” Op.33B.


8. Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata Opus 94 for Flute and Piano (Moern Russian Masterworks) (Modern Russian Masterworks)

Author: by G Schirmer Inc
Published at: G. Schirmer; 0 edition (June 3, 2002)
ISBN: 978-0634036675

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The Schirmer edition of Prokofievs Sonata Opus 94 for Flute and Piano is based on previously printed editions and recordings of his Opus 94. This edition retains the solo flute and solo violin parts in the piano score showing the differences made by the composer for both versions of his work.


9. Modulation (Dover Books on Music)

Author: by Max Reger
Published at: Dover Publications; Illustrated edition (June 5, 2007)
ISBN: 978-0486457321

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“I consider him a genius,” remarked Arnold Schoenberg of the progressive early modernist Max Reger (18731916). In addition to his international renown as a teacher, conductor, and pianist, Reger wrote more than 1,000 works in virtually every musical genre. Many scholars and musicians credit him with emancipating dissonance to a level that assisted Schoenberg’s development of serialism in the 1920s.

Reger’s influence extends to other 20th-century composers, including Bla Brtok, Alban Berg, Arthur Honegger, Paul Hindemith, and Sergei Prokofiev. Modulation the change from one key to another is a subject of critical importance to performers and composers in their study of harmony.

Reger wrote this concise guide to modulation while teaching composition at Leipzig Conservatory, and the work continues to provide valuable insights and instruction for musicians at all levels. This new edition features newly engraved musical examples.

10. Peter and the Wolf, Op. 67: Full Score (English and German Edition)

Author: by Sergei Prokofiev
Published at: Sikorski (June 1, 2001)
ISBN: 978-0634034480

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A group of resourceful kids start solution-seekers. Com, a website where cybervisitors can get answers to questions that trouble them. But when one questioner asks the true meaning of Christmas, the kids seek to unravel the mystery by journeying back through the prophecies of the Old Testament.

What they find is a series of S words that reveal a spectacular story! With creative characters, humorous dialogue and great music, The S Files is a children’s Christmas musical your kids will love performing.

11. Master Classes with Menahem Pressler

Author: by William Brown
Published at: Indiana University Press; Illustrated edition (September 1, 2019)
ISBN: 978-0253042927

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Menahem Pressler is a world-renowned piano soloist, master class teacher, and member of the acclaimed Beaux Arts Trio. In this companion to his first book, Menahem Pressler: Artistry in Piano Teaching, Pressler’s former student William Brown brings together Pressler’s teachings on an additional 37 piano masterworks by Johann Sebastian Bach, Samuel Barber, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Frdric Chopin, Claude Debussy, George Frideric Handel, Franz Joseph Haydn, Franz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Prokofiev, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Maurice Ravel, Franz Schubert, and Robert Schumann.

With over 200 musical examples and measure-by-measure lessons on masterpieces of the piano repertoire as well as instructions on phrasing, fingering, imagery, dynamic contrasts, pianistic touches, articulation, and practice drills, pianists of all levels will benefit from Pressler’s expertise.

12. Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-4: Opp. 1, 14, 28, and 29 (Dover Music for Piano)

Author: by Sergei Prokofiev
Published at: Dover Publications (October 29, 2002)
ISBN: 978-0486421285

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Abounding in the qualities Prokofiev considered the principal elements of his art (classicism, innovation, rhythmic vitality, lyricism, and sardonic humor), this collection features the dramatic and romantic Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.1; Sonata No.2 in D minor, Op. 14, a masterpiece in four movements; Sonata No.3 in A minor, Op.

28, a brilliant 7-minute score; and Sonata No.4 in C minor, Op. 29, a complex, exhilarating three-movement work considered vintage Prokofiev. Selected from authoritative editions.

13. Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas: A Guide for the Listener and the Performer

Author: by Boris Berman
Published at: Yale University Press; Illustrated edition (April 24, 2008)
ISBN: 978-0300114904

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Boris Berman, renowned concert pianist and teacher, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on Sergei Prokofiev. In this book, he draws on his intimate knowledge of Prokofiev’s work to guide music lovers and pianists through the composer’s nine piano sonatas.

These cherished works, composed between 1910 and 1951, are today considered an indispensable part of the repertoire of every serious concert pianist. The book, written with a deep appreciation of Prokofiev’s style and creativity, looks at the sonatas within the context of Prokofiev’s complete oeuvre.

For each sonata, Berman provides general information about the work and a discussion of the composition’s details and features, and in a section entitled Master Class he offers suggestions for interpretation and specific advice for performing. Berman also corrects for the first time various misprints in published scores and includes a helpful glossary of musical terms.

14. Sonatas, Opp. 1, 14, 28, 29 (Alfred Masterwork Edition)

Author: by Sergei Prokofiev
Published at: Alfred Music (August 1, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1470636784

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Sergei Prokofiev’s nine piano sonatas span the years 1907 to 1953. This collection, edited by Thomas Schumacher, addresses the first four of these masterworks: Op.1 (in F minor), Op. 14 (in D minor), Op. 28 (in A minor), and Op.29 (in C minor). In prefatory matter, Schumacher discusses Prokofiev’s compositional style and the form of each sonata, in addition to analyzing the various themes and compositional nuances of each work.

Helpful fingering and pedaling suggestions are also offered in this comprehensive, clearly engraved edition. Thomas Schumacher, professor emeritus of piano at the Eastman School of Music, has toured and lectured throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, China, Taiwan, and Japan.

He studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School.

15. Selected Pieces from the Ballet Romeo and Juliet: For Viola and Piano

Author: by Sergei Prokofiev
Published at: Sikorski; Bilingual edition (June 1, 2008)
ISBN: 978-1423441816

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(String).A collection of eight dances for advanced viola including: Introduction * The Street Awakens * Julia the Young Girl * Arrival of the Guests * Dance of the Knights * Mercutio * Balcony Scene * Romeo and Juliet meet Father Lorenzo.

16. Peter and the Wolf (Schaum Publications)

Author: by Wesley Schaum
Published at: Schaum Publications (January 1, 1967)
ISBN: 978-1936098774

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(Educational Piano). Wesley Schaum’s arrangement of Prokofiev’s famous Peter and the Wolf includes the composer’s familiar and traditional harmonies spiced and flavored with dissonances to manintain stunning dramatic efforts but in a format easy to comprehend for level 3 students.