Classical Piano Masters

recommended by Caryn G. and Judy S., Piano Music Specialists

The “Classical Piano Masters” series contains some of the most often taught original piano literature by dozens of master composers of the past, carefully selected and compiled by difficulty level:

classical piano masters upper elementaryUpper Elementary
The Upper Elementary edition features 21 pieces by 17 composers, including: Anonynmous (18th century): Musette from The Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Allegretto scherzando • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: March from The Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach • Wilhelm Friedemann Bach: Air in A minor • Béla Bartók: Walking from The First Term at the Piano • Ludwig van Beethoven: Ecossaise in G Major, WoO 23 • Mélanie Bonis: Meow! Purr! • Muzio Clementi: Sonatina in C Major, Op. 36, No. 1, first movement • William Duncombe: The Chase • Cornelius Gurlitt: To School from The First Lessons, Op. 117, No. 4 • Cornelius Gurlitt: Cradle Song from The First Lessons, Op. 117, No. 17 • Georg Frideric Handel: Bourée in G minor “Impertinence” HWV 494 • George Frideric Handel: Gavotte in C Major • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Minuet in C Major, K.6 • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Minuet in B-flat Major, K. 15pp • August Eberhard Müller: The Cuckoo • Christian Petzold: Minuet in G from The Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach • Henry Purcell: Minuet in A minor, Z. 649 • Jean-Philippe Rameau: Menuet en Rondeau • Robert Schumann: Melody from Album for the Young • Charles Henry Wilton: Amabile from Sonatina in C Major.

classical piano masters early intermediateEarly Intermediate
The Early Intermediate edition features 22 pieces by 15 composers, including: Anonymous (18th century): Minuet in G from The Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach • Johann Sebastian Bach: Gavotte II: La Musette from English Suite No. 6, BWV 811 • Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude in C Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 • Béla Bartók: Three Pieces from For Children, Sz. 42 • Ludwig van Beethoven: Minuet in G Major, WoO 10, No. 2 • Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonatina No. 1 in G Major, Anh. 5, No. 1 • Anton Diabelli: Rondino • César Franck: The Doll’s Complaint • George Frideric Handel: Sarabande from Suite in D minor, HWV 437 • Franz Joseph Haydn: German Dance in D Major, Hob. IX: 22, No. 2 • Friedrich Kuhlau: Scottish Dances Nos. 2, 3, 5 and 6 from Six Scottish Dances • Edward MacDowell: To a Wild Rose from Woodland Sketches • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Minuet in G Major, K. 1 • Jean-Philippe Rameau: La tambourin • Franz Schubert: Waltz in A Major • Robert Schumann: Soldiers’ March from Album for the Young • Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky: Italian Song from Album for the Young.

classical piano masters intermediateIntermediate
The Intermediate edition features 21 pieces by 12 composers, including: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach: Sofeggio in C minor, H. 220 • Johann Sebastian Bach: Invention No. 1 in C Major • Johann Sebastian Bach: Invention No. 8 in F Major • Ludwig van Beethoven: Bagatelle in G Major, Op. 126, No. 5 • Ludwig van Beethoven: Bagatelle in A minor “Für Elise,” WoO59 • Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonatina No. 2 in F Major, Anh. 5, No. 2 • Frédéric Chopin: Mazurka in A minor, Op. 68, nO. 2 • Frédéric Chopin: Prelude in B minor, Op. 28, No. 6 • Frédéric Chopin: Prelude in A Major, Op. 28, No. 7 • Frédéric Chopin: Prelude in D-flat Major “Raindrop,” Op. 28, No. 15 • Claude Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin • Claude Debussy: Le petit nègre • Scott Joplin: The Entertainer • Franz Liszt: Consolation No. 5 • Felix Mendelssohn: Venetian Boat Song No. 2 from Songs Without Words, Op. 30, No. 6 • Erik Satie: Gymnopédie No. 1 • Franz Schubert: Moment Musical in F minor, D. 780, No. 3 • Franz Schubert: Scherzo in B-flat Major, D. 593, No. 1 • Robert Schumann: The Happy Farmer from Album for the Young • Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky: Morning Prayer from Album for the Young.

classical piano masters upper intermediateUpper Intermediate
The Upper Intermediate edition features 13 pieces by 8 composers, including: Johannes Brahms: Waltz in A-flat Major, Op. 39, No. 15 • Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op. 55, No. 1 • Frédéric Chopin: Polonaise Militaire, Op. 40, No. 1 • Frédéric Chopin: Waltz in D-flat Major “Minute,” Op. 64, No. 1 • Frédéric Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2 • Scott Joplin: The Cascades • Franz Liszt: Liebestraum No. 3 • Felix Mendelssohn: Spring Song from Songs Without Words, Op. 62, No. 6 • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 12 Variations on “Ah! vous dirai-je, maman,” K.265 • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo alla Turca from Sonata in A Major, K. 331 • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 3, No. 2 • Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G minor, Op. 23, No. 5 • Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky: June (Barcarolle) from The Seasons.

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About the Authors:
Caryn G. has over 21 years of experience working at Stanton’s in both the Piano and Choral departments. During her career, she has been a church pianist/accompanist and a piano teacher. Her experience makes her a valuable connection for anybody who calls the piano department.

Judy S. has 30 years of private piano teaching experience and 40 years as a church pianist. Her experience makes her a valuable connection for anybody who calls the piano department.



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