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When you're starting to learn piano, thinking about playing the music of the "great composers" can be quite daunting!
This collection offers beginner-level pianists an accessible approach to Richard Wagner's works. The arrangements focus on his melodies and style, presenting manageable excerpts in simplified keys and with suggested fingerings.
The thirty-one selections in this book consist chiefly of selections from Wagner's operas. Highlights include the "Ride of the Valkyries" from Die Valk|re, "Siegfried the Hero" from Siegfried and "Song of the Rhine Daughters" from Gvtterddmmerung. The collection also features pieces from Parsifal, Tannhduser, The Flying Dutchman, Rienzi, Lohengrin, and Tristan und Isolde, as well as other works. Each selection features a brief Introduction that provides historical context and, in some cases, suggestions for performance. Music available as downloadable MP3s via a link or QR code at the beginning of the book.
48 pages, paperback.
|Title: A First Book of Wagner|
By: David Dutkanicz
Number of Pages: 48
Vendor: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2019
|Dimensions: 11.00 X 8.25 (inches)|
Weight: 2 pounds
Stock No: WW828863
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More than 30 pieces consist chiefly of selections from Wagner's operas. Highlights include the thrilling "Ride of the Valkyries" from Die Valküre, the second of the four Ring Cycle operas. Other pieces from the epic musical series include "Siegfried the Hero" from Siegfried and "Song of the Rhine Daughters" from Götterdämmerung. The collection also features pieces from Parsifal,Tannhäuser, The Flying Dutchman,Rienzi, Lohengrin, and Tristan und Isolde, as well as other works. Each selection features a brief Introduction that provides historical context and, in some cases, suggestions for performance.
Composer and conductor Richard Wagner (181383) is best known for his four-opera classic, The Ring. Unlike most other composers, Wagner wrote both the scenario and libretto for his operas.
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