Kuhlau: Complete Sonatinas (Dover)


Best known for his piano works from the Classical and Romantic periods, German-born, Danish composer Friedrich Kuhlau (1786–1832) is universally recognized as a master of the sonatina form. His entire collection of nineteen highly accessible sonatinas are presented here in one complete volume. A staple of piano repertoire, these lighter, shorter works give musicians a distinctive way to expand their range. They offer intermediate-level pianists training in significant pedagogical issues — scales and arpeggios, in particular — that will prepare them for the demands of playing more rigorous works. Ideal for study or performance purposes, this edition is sure to please pianists, teachers, music students, and scholars.