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Intermediate Repertoire

The Pianodao Music Library brings together all of the piano repertoire which has been reviewed, shared or otherwise featured on Pianodao. As such it is a varied, extensive, inclusive, and ever expanding body of carefully curated music.

The music in the Intermediate category is suitable for developing players at around UK Grades 3-5 level or equivalent.

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Grade 3 Piano Playalong

Faber Music’s recently published ‘Graded Playalong’ book for Grade 3 pianists is among the most appealing and potentially successful initiatives of its kind. Here’s the Pianodao review…

Einaudi: Underwater Extra

If you already have the main edition of Underwater, and have been enriched by the gorgeous music within that collection, I can only imagine that you will equally enjoy these new works…

My First Schubert: Easiest Pieces

I cannot think of a directly competing collection of Schubert miniatures that matches this new volume’s mix of accessible presentation and perfectly curated musical appeal…. superb!

The Piano Player: Wintertide Collection

With its gorgeous presentation, superb musical selection, adept pianistic arrangements and helpful fingering, it is very easy to recommend Faber Music’s Wintertide Collection to late intermediate and more advanced players everywhere:

Christmas Around the World

Jennifer Linn’s “Christmas Around the World” might not be the first publication to curate seasonal music from a wider range of traditions than is typical, but I think it is probably the most musically engaging and successful attempt I have yet seen…

The Christmas Shortlist

Keeping track of all the seasonal music reviewed on Pianodao is becoming more challenging with each passing year. The Christmas Shortlist brings all this music together in one easy-to-use portal, making it easier than ever to find what you are looking for:

Christmas • Peaceful Piano Playlist

With content that will have wide appeal and suggests versatile use, Faber Music’s ‘Peaceful Piano Playlist Christmas’ will be especially attractive to late intermediate players who embrace a wide range of music and will appreciate the relaxed contemporary vibe…

Easy Christmas Piano Books

The Christmas season is accompanied by a uniquely popular and significant body of music spanning multiple genres, and it’s no wonder that there are so many varied piano collections to choose from, whatever your level. New Christmas music books are regularly reviewed on Pianodao, but here’s some of the more established favourites popular in my studio…

Grooves for Piano Dudes

Heather Hammond’s ‘Grooves for Piano Dudes’ is another triumph: a series that sets a high bar in terms of consistent musical quality and enjoyment. Here’s my review, which includes a FREE sample piece courtesy of EVC Music.

In Memory of Queen Elizabeth II ‘Lilibet’

Faber Music’s renowned educational composer Pam Wedgwood marks the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with a beautiful arrangement for piano solo of the National Anthem, which you can download here.

ABRSM: Pop Performer!

The inclusion of excellent pop song arrangements within the traditional graded piano syllabus has arrived in style! Find out all about ABSRSM’s Pop Performer books in the full Pianodao review here:

The Piano Player: Classical Favourites

Faber Music’s “The Piano Player: Classical Favourites” features 20 of the most popular pieces of classical music, some originals but in most cases arrangements. Here’s my review…

Paul Birchall’s Blues, Boogie, Jazz & more…

Paul Birchall’s “Blues, Boogie, Jazz & More” does not disappoint. There are many resources available for learning to play popular music styles these days, but as is their custom EVC Music have released a winner here..

Thanos Fotiadis: Welcome to Earth

Thanos Fotiadis is certainly a new name to me, but this is a composer I would be happy to hear more from. These pieces are brimming with character, pedagogic and musical interest, and are sure to bring pleasure to players everywhere…

Nancy Litten’s Piano Postcards

Nancy Litten’s ‘Piano Postcards’ offers “12 Recital Piano Works Inspired by Travel”, suitable for intermediate players at around UK Grade 3-4 level. Let’s take a look…

Nikki Iles & Friends: Easy to Intermediate

Somewhat sneaking under the radar, a third book has now been added to this popular ABRSM series: “Nikki Iles & Friends: Easy to Intermediate” will, I am certain, have huge appeal to players who are less advanced…

‘Graded Gillock’: Three New Collections

I have long been an admirer of the brilliant piano music of William Gillock (1917-1993), so it is with huge pleasure and a sense of pride that I can now announce that, in conjunction with the Willis Music Company, I have selected and edited a new series of ‘graded’ collections showcasing a varied range of his best pieces. Find out more about “Graded Gillock” series here:

South African Folk Songs Collection

Last October, I welcomed Artina McCain’s African American Folk Songs Collection, reviewed here, and took as sideways look at several other titles from Hal Leonard’s uniformly excellent series of intermediate piano solo arrangements of music from around the world. Now I am delighted to introduce the latest title to this superb series. The South African Folk Songs Collection contains 24 traditional folk songs arranged by James Wilding and Nkululeko Zungu…

Naoko Ikeda: Aya

For those yet to discover the evocative and scintillating music of Naoko Ikeda, ‘Aya’ offers a beautiful starting point. Like much of her music, these delightful pieces draw their colours from a wide range of influences and offer immediate appeal. The collection is a wonderful addition to the intermediate repertoire…

The Piano Player: British Classics

The sumptuous presentation, matched by superb arrangements and pitch-perfect selection of musical favourites, practically guarantee success for this publication. Yet again it seems to me that Faber have perfectly read the market, and I think we will all be seeing a lot of The Piano Player in the coming months and years. Enjoy!

The Mosaic Series

Mosaic is a superb series, and I am incredibly proud to be associated with it. This is not just educational music at its most creative, but creative composing at its most educational!

Barbara Arens: One Hand Piano

Barbara Arens’s latest collection from Edition Breitkopf is a sequel to her 2013 best-seller “One Hand Piano”. In this review I will take a fresh look at both the original and the newly arrived volume 2…

The Rusty Pianist: Playable Pieces

As they so often do, I think that Faber Music have once again perfectly “read the room” with this sequel to Pam Wedgwood’s phenomenal “Rusty Pianist” book, and it will undoubtedly be a well-deserved and hugely popular success. Here’s my review:

Women Composers: A Graded Anthology

With the arrival of a third book to complete Melanie Spanswick’s groundbreaking ‘Women Composers: A Graded Anthology’ series, I am republishing my earlier review, fully expanded and updated to include a comprehensive overview of the whole series…

Music from Minecraft

Minecraft fans will no doubt rejoice in the release of these solo piano arrangements. I have a few caveats, but think that the publishers have done a highly impressive job of creating, for the most part, so useful a score. Read the review and let me know what you think in a comment!..

Mirosław Gąsieniec: Album for Children

I first became aware of Gąsieniec’s educational piano music while visiting Poland as a guest of PWM Edition to film piano tutorial videos… Simply, I think these publications, and especially the stunningly presented Album for Children, are superb.

“HerStory”: The Piano Collection

HerStory is a singular and significant achievement, lifting the lid on a terrific range of superb music. The collection will undoubtedly and very deservedly be recognised as one of the most significant publications of 2022.

Ludovico Einaudi: Underwater

As a sometime fan of Einaudi’s work, I found his new album “Underwater” a strikingly different listen, as have many others, and have been looking forward to considering the sheet music folio, which has recently been published by Chester Music / Hal Leonard and is the subject of this review…

The New, Improved Microjazz

As we congratulate Christopher Norton on his 40-year achievement with the Microjazz series, he shows no sign of slowing down, even though he has surely already given us several lifetimes of music to enjoy, an absolute treasure trove! Here’s the latest:

Ballads without words

‘Ballads Without Words’ confirms why we are right to regard Heather Hammond as one of the leading educational composers of our time. Do take time to explore this wonderful collection – and read my full review here:

Beethoven: Klavierstücke

As one who regularly teaches Beethoven, the availability of so much central repertoire in one brilliantly presented and editorially authoritative publication is priceless, and stunning value…

West Side Story

With Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed new movie version of West Side Story arriving at multiplexes around the world, you surely won’t have missed the buzz once again surrounding the great Bernstein/Sondheim masterpiece. And if you would like to play accessible piano versions of the great songs from this greatest of 20th century masterpieces, look no further than this superb publication.

Greater in Major, Finer in Minor

These two collections are quite simply stunning, perhaps the most superbly presented intermediate collections I have ever seen, and suitable for all ages. They are available separately, or as the discounted pack of both together, shown above and reviewed here. The wide range of music included (all listed below) is suitable for intermediate players from around UK Grades 3-6. And there’s enough consistently good repertoire here to keep players going for quite some time!

Notebook for Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

This new edition of the Wilhelm Friedemann Bach notebook can be described as a “landmark treasure”, bringing together impeccable scholarship, gorgeous presentation, and of course the life-enriching music of one of the greatest composers of Western music history.

Elena Cobb: Recital Piano Solos

As she continues in her passionate drive to promote the music of others, we must hope that Elena Cobb also continues to exercise her own wonderful, musical voice. Meanwhile, these two collections include some superb music that we can enjoy today!

Koželuch: Six Easy Sonatas

“By 1790, ‘without question the living composer most loved by young and old’ was not Haydn or Mozart but Leopold Koželuch.” Here’s some truly delightful Viennese Classical music for intermediate players…

Adventures & Accolades

Composer James Welburn continues to impress with his latest publication. Written “for the aspiring virtuoso”, it’s alliteratively titled Adventures & Accolades. On balance, I like this the best of Welburn’s scores to date, and it’s the one I can most easily see myself sending students off to purchase…

Christmas Songs for Kids

Too late for inclusion in this year’s Christmas Shortlist: Elementary round up, but as delightful as it is fresh, Hal Leonard’s Christmas Songs for Kids delivers “25 Holiday Favourites arranged for Easy Piano, with practice tips for learning each song.”

Garreth Brooke: Apart, Together

The latest promotional FREE sheet music download exclusive for Pianodao readers is by composer Garreth Brooke: the wonderful Apart, Together from a forthcoming collection to be published by Editions Musica Ferrum next year. Garreth’s recording of the piece has already been streamed more than 20,000 times on Spotify. Intermediate players and their teachers certainly won’t want to miss this!

Folk Songs of the Far East

Flushed with enthusiasm for Hal Leonard’s just-published ‘African American Folk Songs Collection’, I wanted to waste no time looking back at previous publications in this growing series. In this review I will focus on four collections of intermediate piano arrangements of traditional songs from the Far East:

African American Folk Songs

Here in the UK we celebrate Black History Month each October, and with perfect timing Hal Leonard have recently launched a wonderful new music collection. The African American Folk Songs Collection contains intermediate piano arrangements by Artina McCain of 24 traditional songs. Here’s the PIanodao review…

Accent on William Gillock

There’s little doubt in my mind that William Gillock was one of the most significant educational piano composers of the twentieth century, and it’s a delight to be reviewing The Willis Music Company’s new complete edition of the Accent on Gillock series. I’ve recommended some great publications of late, but this one is quite simply a studio essential, destined to become a favourite if it hasn’t already!

Sound Stories, Riddles, Puzzles and Plays

Borislava Taneva’s music is strikingly creative, and the seam of pedagogy running though it is not simply good: it’s truly inspiring. Here’s the Pianodao review of her recent publications…

Jakub Metelka: Little Virtuoso

These are exquisite compositions, several cuts above the bland fare too often served up to younger players. Jakob Metelka has delivered another stunning musical feast, and for young players who are up to the challenge, Little Virtuoso can be recommended wholeheartedly and unreservedly.

Rediscovering Anna Magdalena Bach’s Notebooks

Rediscovering Anna Magdalena Bach’s Notebooks: a new critical edition by leading Bach-scholar Christopher Wolff sets a whole new standard and elevates our appreciation of this treasured music. Don’t miss the Pianodao Review here:

Beethoven’s Revised Für Elise

“It’s Für Elise, Jim, but not as we know it!” Bärenreiter’s new urtext edition of Beethoven’s beloved Bagatelle is one of the most unexpectedly fascinating publications to arrive in a while, offering as it does a radically different version of the piece alongside the one we know so well…

Peaceful Piano Solos: The Series

The Peaceful Piano Solo series from Hal Leonard is an easy recommendation, delivering a brilliant selection of contemporary favourites in a tastefully presented set of anthologies, with nicely playable editions.

Rybicki: Young Modernist

The piano educational music of Feliks Rybicki is one of the great treasures of the pedagogic repertoire, and deserves to be known by teachers and students everywhere. This latest edition is another delight from PWM, which further enhances the impression that Rybicki is one of the most important composers of pedagogic piano music, and is a thoroughly worthwhile purchase!

Anna Robinson: Notes on a Neighbourhood

“Notes on a Neighbourhood” delivers seven enjoyable pieces that are ready to play in any home or piano teaching studio, while also introducing us to a fresh composing talent who, I hope, we will be hearing more from…

Janina Garścia: Ikebana

Ikebana, which literally means “making flowers alive”, is the Japanese art of flower arranging; in addition to being one of the piece-titles included here, it makes a beautiful name for this highly intriguing (and newly reissued) piano collection…

Disney Goes Classical

Disney Goes Classical is the latest hit album from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, comprising 15 favourite songs from Disney movies. You can stream it on all the usual platforms …and now you can also play the arrangements from the recently published 72-page accompanying music book…

The Rusty Pianist

Pam Wedgwood has an uncanny knack for spotting a niche; time and again, with publications such as the best-selling Jazzin’ About, After Hours, It’s Never Too Late and Up-Grade series, Wedgwood has delivered neatly-positioned and engagingly crafted material that has exactly met the need of the hour. And with The Rusty Pianist she’s undoubtedly done it again…

People Get Ready!

People Get Ready! is a new collection of 13 solo piano arrangements of popular songs by Black musicians, suitable for late intermediate to early advanced players. Brought to us by Faber Music, the publications presents itself as a “celebration of black songwriters”, offering a “selection of iconic works” that certainly fulfil that aim while also tapping into the zeitgeist of the present moment. People Get Ready! is in my view an important and excellent publication, so in this review I will consider each of the 13 songs, including YouTube clips of the originals, as well as adding insights about these…

Nikki Iles and Friends

Nikki Iles is back with two new books of jazz pieces for ABRSM, between them bringing 29 new piano solos to the intermediate and advanced repertoire, composed and arranged by Iles as well as several other stars of the contemporary jazz world. With the drawing power of Iles and friends, and the marketing clout of ABRSM, these two books are sure to fly off the shelves, so let’s take a closer look while we can!

Martin Doepke: Piano Tales

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….

Patrick Hamilton: Journey to the Unknown

Patrick Hamilton is the latest to join the ever-growing pantheon of composers creating gentle, soothing piano music in the style popularised especially by Ludovico Einaudi. Here’s the Pianodao review of his debut piano album, “Journey to the Unknown”…

Returning “…from Chopin’s Land”

As the series draws to a close, I would like to share a couple more books that were featured in the PWM promotion, as well as a series of three special collections which actually bear the project name, Music from Chopin’s Land. And then the punchline! I will end this final post in the series with a short reflection on the lasting lessons I have learnt about piano pedagogy following on from my visit to Chopin’s land…

Zbigniew Bargielski: A Flea Market

Bargielski’s music is yet another unmissable highlight of the PWM catalogue, the three “Flea Market” books in particular offering a kaleidoscopic view of twentieth-century music in all its range and beauty. Here’s a closer look at the first book…

Exploring Janina Garścia’s Educational Music

Janina Garścia left the world enriched with an extraordinary range of pedagogic music which deserves “classic” status, but which beyond the interests of the connoisseurs remains one of Poland’s best-kept secrets. It’s surely time for that to change! Here’s an exploration (with recordings and video tutorials) of three of her best collections:

Sam Wedgwood’s ‘Next Level’

Sam is the latest member of the Wedgwood clan to be making a big name for himself as a composer of well-crafted and catchy piano pieces suitable for intermediate students. Following the popularity of the two Sam Wedgwood’s Project books from EVC Music, the publisher’s latest release is his new collection of solo and duet pieces, Next Level. Here’s the Pianodao review…

Sonny Chua’s ‘Cool Keys’

These two books from Faber Music, suitable for elementary and intermediate players, offer a superb testament to the talent and imagination of Sonny Chua, who died earlier this year: one which will undoubtedly be welcomed warmly by all who knew him, while introducing his brilliant educational music to a far wider global audience. Packed with personality, consistently engaging from cover to cover, and bringing a real sense of fun to the piano curriculum, here are 22 pieces which live up to the epithet “irresistible”, and will surely delight younger learners in particular.

Wojciech Kilar: Film Music for Piano

Wojciech Kilar is perhaps the best known and most respected Polish film music composer, his music not only enriching the films of renowned Polish and international directors but in many cases also finding a second life in the concert hall. To celebrate this popular music, PWM have produced two books of accessible piano transcriptions arranged by Michał Jakub Papara…

Łuciuk: Children’s Improvisations

Of the many excellent educational books in the PWM Edition “cat” range for young learners, Julius Łuciuk’s Children’s Improvisations for Piano is one of the most striking in every sense, from the stunning cover to the extraordinary music within. In this article I will introduce the book, as well as including the PWM tutorial video featuring my French colleague and friend Ernestine Bluteau (with English subtitles).

Bob Chilcott: A Little Jazz Piano

From the brilliant Bob Chilcott, these three pieces offer a delightful little diversion for any piano player in the early intermediate phase who wishes to explore jazzy styles, but without becoming more fully immersed just yet…

Gareth Malone: Music for Healing

At any time, I would be happy to hail Music for Healing as a triumph, a tasteful collection of solo piano pieces gorgeously presented. In 2020, given the traumas of these times, there is surely an added poignancy, and greater urgency than usual to focus on the positive, and to allow the healing power of sound and music to do its work in our minds, bodies and souls.

Piano Calm Christmas

Philip Keveren is one of my favourite arrangers, and a gifted composer of original music. He is also clearly industrious: this year alone has seen the release of his very clever and useful Circles: Character Etudes in 24 keys and the hugely appealing Piano Calm, both of which are quickly establishing themselves as firm favourites with my students. Now Keveren brings us the sequel to the latter collection, Piano Calm Christmas. And if it lives up to its recent predecessors, we can look forward to something very special indeed. Read the Pianodao review here:

Play Piano for Well-being

Having reviewed and recommended a number of Faber collections before, I have always found them enjoyable and good value. But this one is my new favourite…

Bacewicz: Children’s Suite

Grażyna Bacewicz (1909-1969) is at last gaining the recognition she deserves as one of the great composers of the mid-twentieth century, her towering Second Sonata rightly applauded as one of the significant piano masterpieces of the last century. Among the composer’s many smaller-scale piano works the Suita dziecięca or Children’s Suite is a delightful highlight, its eight charming miniatures for the late-intermediate pianist a fascinating progression from the educational piano music of Bartók, Kabalevsky and Prokofiev (whose popular Musiques d’enfants appeared just one year after Bacewicz’s Suite)…

Piano Music of Africa and the African Diaspora

More than a decade has passed since the publication of these books, and it is odd that so little of this music has made its way onto concert platforms or found regular use in teaching studios, music-loving households and on exam syllabi. Quite why more haven’t picked up this music is a mystery, because anyone with a fair mind, musical sensitivity and imagination will discover as soon as they explore these OUP volumes that the music of these neglected composers is consistently superb. So let’s explore the series…

Igudesman’s ‘Insectopedia’

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…

Ola Gjeilo: Night

I have played through a significant number of albums in this general vein before, but Ola Gjeilo’s Night has not only particularly impressed me, but is a collection to which I have absolutely no doubt that I will return for musical and emotional nourishment in the future. Here’s the Pianodao review…

Faber’s Easy Piano Anthology

Faber Music’s growing series of high-quality Piano Anthologies have been establishing a reputation for offering generous and well-presented collections compiled for intermediate to advanced players. Faber now bring us their Easy Piano Anthology, a new book in the series that is aimed at less advanced players, including an enticing selection of arrangements suitable for the elementary to early intermediate player (around Grades 1-4). Here’s the Pianodao review…

Piano Tales for Peter Pan

Hot off the press, the much anticipated sequel Piano Tales for Peter Pan is out now, and for those who have been keen for its arrival I have good news: Nikki Iles has done it again! Piano Tales for Peter Pan delivers another equally delicious mix of wit, imagination, and jazz-tinged brilliance. So let’s take a look…

Relax with Meditative Piano

Here is a mixture of simply superb piano solo music, much of it little known but deserving global enjoyment: music that will linger in your heart for a lifetime. There’s a danger that I’m going to get carried away here, because Relax with Meditative Piano is a book that inspires poetry in me as a reviewer. It is just wonderful! Need I say more? Well okay. Here’s the in-depth Pianodao review…

Phillip Keveren’s Circles

The 24 pieces that make up Phillip Keveren’s Circles are a delight to play, and offer very significant pedagogic “wins”. For adult learners who want a fast track to a full understanding, for transfer students who haven’t adequately learnt their keys… quite frankly, for any intermediate player who wants to learn properly, Circles jumps straight to the top of the shopping list.

Schott Music’s Mini Maestros

Those looking for good anthologies of easy piano music are fairly spoilt for choice these days. Latest to arrive (on the same day as ABRSM’s rather disappointing Core Classics series), a set of three new books from Schott Music, compiled by the ever-prolific Hans-Günter Heumann, and collectively titled: Mini Maestro. With each of the three books containing 50 solo pieces and 3 bonus duets, Mini Maestro certainly offers great value and plenty to dig into, so let’s take a look…

Pam Wedgwood: Piano Meditations

Following on from her previous collections of original pieces inspired by works of art. Piano Gallery (reviewed here) and Piano Seascapes (reviewed here), Piano Meditations is the latest from best-selling composer Pam Wedgwood, brought to us as ever by publishers Faber Music. Intermediate players who enjoyed the previous collections, along with Wedgwood’s many fans, will undoubtedly already be rushing to their music supplier for a copy; for the benefit of those wanting more information, let’s take a quick look…

ABRSM’s Core Classics

Once in a while, a publication arrives for review which is based on a great concept and is itself essentially a very good product, but where the mismatch between the original concept and its delivery is a glaring one, as though at some point in the developmental process there was a communication breakdown. Core Classics: Essential Repertoire for Piano, a set of seven progressively “graded” solo repertoire books published worldwide today by ABRSM, is a striking example of this phenomenon. So let’s see what went awry, and more positively, what this beautifully presented new series actually has to offer… here’s…

James Welburn: Reflections in Waltz

James Welburn is back with a new collection, once more published by Musica Ferrum. Reflections in Waltz offers seven new original pieces, once again suited to players at late-intermediate level…

Phillip Keveren’s ‘Piano Calm’

For his latest publication, “Piano Calm”, ace arranger Phillip Keveren has turned his hand to composing 15 original pieces, suitable for intermediate players, which he describes as ‘reflective solos’. And I think they are excellent…

My First Tchaikovsky

Wilhelm Ohmen’s My First Composers collections from Schott Music are proving to be a series which keeps on giving… It only seems yesterday that I reviewed My First Haydn, having previously taken a look at My First Schumann and My First Beethoven. The series also includes collections of music by J.S. Bach, Mozart and Chopin. The latest collection to join the series is My First Tchaikovsky, the subject of this new review…

‘Ragtime Blues’ and more…

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!

Christmas Carols with a Classical Flair

For 2019, Keveren brings us a newcomer to his best-selling piano book series, “Christmas Carols with a Classical Flair”. Let’s see whether he has again struck gold

Capturing the Spirit of the Season

As autumn nears its end, the thoughts of musicians everywhere are no doubt turning to the coming season, likely to be a musically rich one for many.

Hauschka: A Different Forest

Known professionally as Hauschka, composer Volker Bertelmann has catapulted himself into the top tier of instrumental composers…

My First Haydn

I think that this collection is the best introduction to Haydn’s music that I’ve yet come across…

Blues in Two and more…

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…

Karl Jenkins: Piano

“Karl Jenkins: Piano” is proving to be one of the most enjoyable and rewarding publications of the year…

The Peaceful Piano Playlist

Faber Music have brilliantly encapsulated a very current musical zeitgeist with this collection, and it deserves to simply fly off the shelves…

Pam Wedgwood’s “Piano Seascapes”

Pam Wedgwood’s latest is a well-considered, highly worthwhile and musically enjoyable collection, and I can easily recommend you have a look for yourself!

Small Hand Piano

Small Hand Piano is a very easy recommendation for those who struggle with larger stretches and chords…

James Welburn’s ‘Musical Escapades’

The latest publication from Editions Musica Ferrum is a collection of “Animated pieces for the intermediate pianist” called Musical Escapades and composed by EMF newcomer James Welburn.

Bartók: Easy Pieces and Dances

As a growing (but already quite comprehensive) series, Bärenreiter’s Easy Piano Pieces and Dances surely belongs on the shelf of every piano teacher and intermediate to early advanced pianist. And this newly added Bartók book is a welcome and brilliant addition…


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