Twenty-Four Contemporary Pieces For Solo Piano

Books | Piano

Publisher: Chester Music
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

Twenty-Four Contemporary Pieces For Solo Piano includes a diverse selection of works from 16 of the world's leading composers. The 24 pieces featured in this collection represent the best of contemporary classical Piano music being composed today. As well as being a compilation of fantastically enjoyable compositions, the book also features interesting notes by each composer to accompany their music.

These Contemporary Pieces For Solo Piano are at once accessible and musically inspiring, featuring some of the most talented and respected composers and their most definitive contributions to Piano music. Perhaps the biggest name included here is that of Ludovico Einaudi, whose wide reputation is a result of his masterful ability to pull at heartstrings, exemplified in his works Berlin Song, The Earth Prelude and Waterways, all of which are included here. 
Other giants of contemporary classical music are included in the collection, names like Philip Glass (Étude No.11), Max Richter (Horizon Variations & Vladimir's Blues) and Hauschka, whose Can You Dance For Me, Early In The Park and Until It's Dawn perfectly encapsulate the emotive characteristics of all the pieces in this book. Composers like Nils Frahm, Ólafur Arnalds, Dustin O'Halloran and Jóhann Jóhannsson evolved from a similar school that favours building atmosphere with hypnotic arpeggiation in composition, explaining why these composers are often used to great effect in film soundtracks.
Hear Einaudi, Dustin O'Halloran, Philip Glass and more discuss sheet music, composition and contemporary classical music in our exclusive video below:

Other inclusions in Twenty-Four Contemporary Pieces For Solo Piano are simply too important to have left out, namely Nico Muhly's Hudson Cycle, two pieces by Joby Talbot as well as Tarik O'Regan's Lines Of Desire. The beauty of the songs here speak for themselves, but the composers have also written brief notes that preface each of the pieces, giving fascinating insight into either the composition itself or particular playing notes. 
Featuring some of the best compositions by the most respected and creative musicians writing today, the Twenty-Four Contemporary Pieces For Solo Piano within this collection are an exciting prospect for any pianist looking for some wonderfully inspiring music to learn and play. 
ISBN: 9781783059485
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 07 September 2015
No of pages: 96
Language: English
Catalogue No: CH83534

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      Scores 6.6 out of 10 based on 8 reviews
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      Nice quality, nicely produced, lots of variety. Love the introduction by each composer. Much of it is very easy (technically!) to play so lots of enjoyment. Some lovely pieces in this genre. Very simple but effective music
      Not really. Just one comment is that I find with this type of modern music that you can have too much of it as it is so simple after a while it can feel a bit repetitive even though it isn't.
      Confirmed purchase: 30 July 2018
      Published on: 13 August 2018

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      3 out of 10


      GB Teatcher, composer,pianist.
      Paper quality and presentation good.
      Music pop and not contemporain!
      One or two accords ; that's it!!
      Three products from the same composer and three times identical!
      I don't rate this music for real pianists!
      Ambiance music.
      Confirmed purchase: 10 May 2016
      Published on: 31 May 2016
      8 out of 10


      These pieces grow on you. A very interesting collection.
      Reviewer left no comment
      Confirmed purchase: 17 September 2015
      Published on: 31 October 2015