“Showpieces” provide opportunities for pianists to display their skills and elicit the “Wow!” response from an audience. The anticipation of acquiring virtuosity is highly motivating for piano students because there is a special thrill in experiencing the sound and feel of playing showpieces, as well as having the admiration of listeners! The music of Ovation, Books 1 and 2 was selected with this in mind.
Book Two, for the advanced grades, continues to develop a virtuoso technique.
Music by Felix Mendelssohn, Frederic Chopin, Edvard Grieg, Edward MacDowell, Ernst von Dohnányi, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Béla Bartók, Friedrich Burgmüller, Moritz Moszkowski.
BÉLA BARTÓK (1881-1945)
FRIEDRICH BURGMÜLLER (1806-1874)
Arpeggio Etude, Op. 105, No. 1 • Octave Etude, Op. 105, No. 9
FREDERIC CHOPIN (1810-1849)
Prelude in G Minor, Op. 28, No. 22
EDVARD GRIEG (1843-1907)
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op. 65, No. 6
ERNST VON DOHNÁNYI (1877-1960)
Rhapsody in C, Op. 11, No. 3
EDWARD MACDOWELL (1860-1908)
Hexentanz, Op. 17, No. 2 • Preludium, Op. 10, No. 1
FELIX MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
Hunting Song, Op. 19, No. 3 • Scherzo in E Minor, Op. 16, No. 2
MORITZ MOSZKOWSKI (1854-1925)
Etude in F, Op. 72, No. 6
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF (1873-1943)
Prelude in C# Minor, Op. 3, No. 2 • Humoresque, Op. 10, No. 5
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