In addition to Mike Cornick’s new solo piano collection Ragtime Blues and more (which I recently reviewed), Universal Edition have just published his latest collection for one piano, four hands: Elgar Favourites arranged for Piano Duet…
Mike Cornick adds to his ongoing series of great duet books with ‘Dinner for Two’..
Mike Cornick’s Piano Duets and Ensembles offer innovative and highly enjoyable music for intermediate players:
Mike Cornick has an outstanding reputation for composing material of this nature and quality, deservedly so, and here again he demonstrates his ability to write educationally well-considered jazz pieces that are a cut above the rest.
Those keen to discover and explore imaginative new music, brilliantly and instinctively composed in a popular contemporary style, will find much to enjoy in these pieces.
Here’s the Pianodao review….
Aleksey Igudesman is perhaps best known as one half of inventive and irreverent classical duo Igudesman and Joo, who have taken the world by storm with their unique and hilarious theatrical shows, combining comedy with classical music and popular culture.
Igudesman and Joo’s YouTube clips have to date gathered over 35 million hits, and the duo has appeared live and on television in numerous countries.
Insectopedia is one of Igudesman’s latest projects, a collection of ten insect-inspired solo piano pieces for the intermediate pianist which aim to be as educational as they are entertaining…
Ragtime Blues and more is everything we’ve come to expect from UE’s Mike Cornick publications: there’s great variety, with a stylistically convincing range of teaching-pieces, and even the less remarkable numbers are still musically appealing and pedagogically rewarding.
This attractively presented volume is well worth a look!
When I saw the title of this new collection, my first thought was that it would be a retrospective Greatest Hits collection. In fact, this is a set of 11 brand new compositions…
Adrian Connell’s piano publications offer delightful and well crafted pieces that teachers may well find usefully fill a gap in their collections
Having looked in-depth at my top choices, here’s some alternatives which may also suit some adult beginners…