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Special Content: Facsimiles, Autograph Manuscripts and Books on Piano Technique

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Marie Prentner:
Piano Technique - Fundamental Principles of the Leschetizky Method

This book devided into two parts begins with explanations of hand and finger positions and proceeds to discussions of the touch; diatonic and chromatic scales; trills, chords and arpeggios, double notes, thirds, sixths and octaves.
The second part focuses mainly on musical performance, offering advice on playing Bach and Handel, rhythm, pedaling, melody, practice techniques and musical culture.

The Polish pianist, teacher and composer Theodor Leschetizky was from an early age recognized as a prodigy, and after studying in Vienna with Carl Czerny and Simon Sechter he became a teacher at fourteen. By the age of eighteen he was a well-known virtuoso in Viennese music circles. Besides performing, he became a very influential piano teacher, first at the St. Petersburg Conservatory, which he co-founded with Anton Rubinstein, and subsequently in Vienna.

Marie Prentner, a student of Leschetizky, has here collected the principles of the Leschetizky's piano technique and method. This legendary manual in both English and German promises to assist and enlighten a new generation of students and teachers.
piano sheet music Marie Prentner: Piano Technique - Fundamental Principles of the Leschetizky Method (15 MB)

 

Alexander Nikitich Bukhovtsev:
Guide to the Proper Use of the Pianoforte Pedals

"The more I play, the more I am thoroughly convinced that the pedal is the soul of the piano.
There are cases where the pedal is everything"
Anton Rubinstein

This legendary guide appeared in Russia in 1896 originally written by Bukhovtsev, a student of Anton Rubinsteins brother Nikolay at the Moscow Conservatory.

piano sheet music Guide to the Proper Use of the Pianoforte Pedals (12 MB)

 

Teresa Carreño:
Possibilities of Tone Color by Artistic Use of Pedals

One of the leading pianists of the late 19th century explores in a warm and non-academic style the subtle tone colorings made possible through combinations of touch and pedal. Many inspiring points of views and advanced special techniques such as "pedal-crescendo" and "pedal-diminuendo" are covered in detail.

María Teresa Carreño García de Sena (1853 - 1917) was a Venezuelan pianist, singer, composer, and conductor. Born into a musical family, she was at first taught by her father and her talent was recognized at an early age.
In 1866 Teresa moved to Europe, and began touring, making her debut as an opera-singer in 1876. It wasn't until 1885 that she returned to Venezuela, and then only for a short period. In 1889 she returned to Europe for more touring, settling in Berlin as her home base. She mounted two world tours in the early years of the twentieth century, but her health deteriorated and she died in 1917, in New York City.

 

piano sheet music Teresa Carreño: Possibilities of Tone Color by Artistic Use of Pedals (9 MB)


Autograph manuscripts and facsimiles of first editions

 

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Minuet in G BWV 114 - Autograph Manuscript
bach minuet
Anna Magdalena Bach's (Johann Sebastian's wife) handwriting of this very famous Minuet from the "Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach" (1725).
Many of the small pieces in this book are collected from the Bach familys guestbook, written there by visitors as token of friendship and this piece is believed to be composed by Christian Petzold, court organist in Dresden.
piano sheet music Minuet in G BWV 114, Autograph Manuscript (515 kB)


Johann Sebastian Bach:
March in D BWV 122 - Autograph Manuscript
Bach March in D major
This is the first piece in a collection of Marches and Polonaises composed by J S Bach's son Carl Philipp Emanuel. It is believed to be entered in the "Notebook for Anna Magdalena" by CPE himself in the years just before he left his parents in 1734.
piano sheet music March in D BWV 122, Autograph Manuscript (913 kB)

 

Johann Sebastian Bach:
15 Two Part Inventions
bach minuet
The composer's own handwriting of the Inventions.
Intented by the composer as excercise and training material they have been a source of pleasure and object of study for most pianists and amateurs throughout the history.
15 Two Part Inventions, Autograph Manuscripts (free for Silver members)

 

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Bagatelle in A Minor, "Für Elise" - Autograph manuscript
bach minuet
Beethoven's handwriting of this famous piece.
piano sheet music Für Elise, Autograph Manuscript (1127 kB)


Ludwig van Beethoven:
Sonata op 27 no 2 ("Moonlight") - first edition
bach minuet
Facsimile of the first edition of the Moonlight Sonata, published in March 1802 by Giovanni Cappi, Vienna.
The dedication to Beethoven's pupil Giulietta Guiacciardi is surely the composers intention but the subtitle "for Harpsichord or Pianoforte" is most likely added by the publisher for marketing reasons in order to address a larger clientel despite the fact that the composition is not very suitable for harpsichord.
piano sheet music Sonata op 27 no 2 ("Moonlight"), first edition (10 MB)

 

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Sonata op 27 no 2 ("Moonlight") - 3rd mvt Autograph manuscript
bach minuet
Beethoven's handwritten score of the 3rd movement of the "Moonlight Sonata".
The last page has been lost.
piano sheet music Sonata op 27 no 2 ("Moonlight") - 3rd mvt Autograph manuscript (5 MB)

 

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Landsberg 5, sketch book
bach minuet
Beethoven's note book from 1809 containing sketches for the fifth Piano Concerto and many other pieces.
piano sheet music Landsberg 5, Autograph Sketches (Low resolution PDF) (9 MB)
Landsberg 5, Autograph Sketches (High resolution ZIP) (55 MB)

 

Frédéric Chopin:
Ballade no 2 in F Major, op 38, Autograph Manuscript
bach minuet
 
piano sheet music Ballade no 2 in F Major, op 38, Autograph Manuscript (3,8 MB)

 

Frédéric Chopin:
Prelude op 28 no 15, "Raindrop" - Autograph manuscript
bach minuet
 
piano sheet music Prelude in D-flat Major, op 28 no 15 ("Raindrop"), Autograph Manuscript (1,2 MB)

 

Franz Liszt:
Sonata in B Minor- Autograph manuscript
bach minuet
 
piano sheet music Sonata in B Minor, Autograph Manuscript (11 MB)

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Minuet in G, K 1, autograph manuscript
bach minuet
 
piano sheet music Minuet in G, K 1, autograph manuscript (637kB)

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
12 Variations on "Twinkle, twinkle" (Ah, vous dirai-je, maman), autograph manuscript
bach minuet
 
piano sheet music 12 Variations on Twinkle, twinkle" (Ah, vous dirai-je, maman), autograph manuscript (1,9 MB)

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
12 Variations on "Twinkle, twinkle" (Ah, vous dirai-je, maman), first edition
bach minuet
 
piano sheet music 12 Variations on Twinkle, twinkle" (Ah, vous dirai-je, maman), first edition (2,9 MB)

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Sonata in B flat major, K 333, autograph manuscript
bach minuet
 
piano sheet music Sonata in B flat major, K 333, autograph manuscript (4,6 MB)

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Fantasia in C Minor, K 475, autograph manuscript
bach minuet
 
piano sheet music Fantasia in C Minor, K 475, autograph manuscript (2,2 MB)

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Fantasia in C Minor, K 475, first edition
bach minuet
 
piano sheet music Fantasia in C Minor, K 475, first edition (3,8 MB)

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Sonata in C Minor, K 457, autograph manuscript
bach minuet
 
piano sheet music Sonata in C Minor, K 457, autograph manuscript (5,9 MB)

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Sonata in C Minor, K 457, first edition
bach minuet
 
piano sheet music Sonata in C Minor, K 457, first edition (6,8 MB)



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