The Classical Spirit Book 1

Books and CDs | Piano

Publisher: Alfred Publishing
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
This book features a great selection of twenty-four early intermediate (to intermediate) Classical pieces which have been chosen for their relation to Classical society, style, conventions and musical trends. The book also includes sections on:
  • The Enlightenment
  • Neo-Classicism in Art and Literature
  • Scientific advancement and
  • The Industrial Revolution.
Beautifully illustrated throughout, with notes on each piece and written in a clear and easy to understand format, this book is ideal for any student of the Piano to broaden their knowledge of the Classical era between 1750 and 1820, and the genres that arose from it.
ISBN: 9780739020395
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 01 January 2000
No of pages: 64
Language: English
Catalogue No: FMS16720

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        Scores 9.3 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
        10 out of 10


        Hebden Bridge GB Music Lover
        anecdotes about composers are well
        presented and interesting. This seems to
        be important as young people know so little about musical history today.
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 19 October 2016
        Published on: 03 November 2016
        9 out of 10


        Exmouth GB
        Good selection of music to extend repertoire as well as including a Grade 5 ABRSM piece. Also a lot of information about Classical period for background /GCSE knowledge. Well presented.
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 16 November 2015
        Published on: 01 December 2015
        10 out of 10


        Littlehampton GB Piano Teacher
        There are plenty of pieces in the book, a good mix of both well known and new with a very interesting overview on style included. A valuable stepping stone between approx. Grades 3-5.
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 22 July 2015
        Published on: 05 August 2015

        Musicroom Reviews

        I bought this unusual book ( produced in the States)as it contained one of the alternative A pieces for ABRSM piano Grade 4, Aria by W F Bach. I haven't read it from cover to cover but the book appears to display sound musicology, gives loads of information on devices such as sequence, style galant etc. The Classical Spirit could be a very dry topic and put people off, but it has lots of nice illustrations and is attractively produced. £9.99 seemed a bit expensive, but it does actually include a cd with helpful performances of all the pieces included, so I'd say it's a fair price.
        Anonymous - (Frome, United Kingdom)

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