July 2002 - NEW ISSUES
John Brimhall is by far the best known and best-selling piano music arranger of all time. He has designed this special series for Carl Fischer to be a library, not just of classical piano music, but of music by some of music history’s greatest composers in all musical genres. Divided into two series, the “Composers” and “Masterworks,” these skillful arrangements capture the essence of the original composition in easy-to-play versions that stay faithful to the original musical intent. Each volume also contains biographical information on the composers. The easy-to-read engraving and meticulous fingering make these books valuable for the study of the masters of music literature by intermediate and developing players of all ages.
BRAHMS MADE EASY
Contains: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15 – Themes from 1st and 3rd
Movements; Piano Concerto No. 2 in BÓ Major, Op. 83, Themes from 2nd and
3rd Movements; Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 3, 5 & 6; Lullaby; Symphony No.
1 in C Minor, Op. 68, Theme from 4th Movement; Waltz, Op. 39, No. 1 and
more – 16 titles in all.
TCHAIKOVSKY MADE EASY
Contains: Andante Cantabile, from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11; Barcarolle
(Main Theme); Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, from The Nutcracker, Op. 71;
March Slav, Op. 31 (Theme); Romeo and Juliet – Overture (Theme); Serenade
for Strings, Op. 48 (Waltz Theme); Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66
and more – 15 titles in all.
CHOPIN MADE EASY
Contains: Etude, Op. 10, No. 3; Fantaisie-Impromptu, Op. 66 (Cantabile Theme); Mazurka
in BÓ Major, Op. 7, No. 1; Nocturne in E Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2; Preludes, Op. 28, Nos. 2,
4, 7, 15, and 20; Revolutionary Etude, Op. 10, No. 12; Waltz in DÓ Major, Op. 34, No. 2 and
more – 16 titles in all.
LISZT MADE EASY
Contains: Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major (Adagio Theme); Consolations, Nos. 1, 3 & 5; En
Rêve (Dreaming) – Nocturne; Hungarian Fantasy (Theme); Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (Theme);
La Campanella ( 6 Grand Etudes of Paganini, No. 3) (Excerpt); La Romanesca; Liebestraum No.
3 ( Dream of Love) (Theme) and more – 14 titles in all.
SYMPHONIC THEMES MADE EASY
Contains: Air on the G String from Suite No. 2 in D (J.S. Bach); Danse Macabre
(Saint-Saëns); Largo from Symphony No. 5 in E Minor ( From the New World) Dvorák;
Mephisto Waltz (Theme) (Liszt); “Promenade” from Pictures at an Exhibition
(Mussorgsky); Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 67 (Opening Theme) (Beethoven);
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550 (Opening Theme) (Mozart); and more – 23
titles in all.
PIANO CLASSICS MADE EASY
Contains: Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque) (Debussy); Für Elise (Albumblatt)
(Beethoven); March Militaire, Op. 51 (Schubert); Minuet in G Major (from Little Book
for Anna Magdalena) (J.S. Bach); Moonlight Sonata (Sonata Quasi Una Fantasia, Op.
27, No. 2) (Beethoven); Rondo alla Turca (from Sonata in A Major, K. 331) (Mozart);
To a Wild Rose (from Woodland Sketches, Op. 51, No. 1) (MacDowell) and more –
21 titles in all.
CONCERTO THEMES MADE EASY
Contains: Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37 (Theme – 1st Movement) (Beethoven);
Concerto No. 1, in D Minor, Op. 15 (Theme – 1st Movement) (Brahms); Concerto No.
1 in E Minor, Op. 11 (Theme – 2nd Movement) (Chopin); Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16
(Main Theme – 1st Movement) (Grieg); Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 (Theme
– 2nd Movement) (Mozart); Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18 (Theme – 1st Movement)
(Rachmaninoff) and more – 23 titles in all.
A NEW WAY OF GROOVIN’
Author of the highly successful Groovin’ in Clave (MU5), renowned Cuban Drummer Ignacio Berroa’s
latest book with CD expands on the concepts introduced in the earlier book. The object this time is
to integrate aspects of Jazz-Style drumming with the Afro-Cuban inflected rock and funk rhythms that
were explored in Groovin’ in Clave. By combining elements from both books, the player will be able
to move freely among several styles of music – Jazz, Rock, Funk and Latin – adding an exciting depth
and variety to the playing by letting the musical styles be both separate and fused, depending on the
musical situation and the drummer’s own inspiration. The CD is designed to demonstrate the various
grooves in the book and includes play-along songs that give the player chances to use the grooves in
context and become a part of a great sounding band.