Greater in Major, Finer in Minor

Products featured here are selected for review by ANDREW EALES

Over the decades, Breitkopf have steadily grown their Pädagogik imprint to include a delightful range of colourful collections, often with an emphasis on creative education and inspiration.

Now, the editors of their once hugely-popular Keyboard Crocodile collection have dived into the vast pool of the intermediate piano repertoire and surfaced with 33 treasured pieces in minor keys, Toll in Moll (Finer in Minor) and another 33 in major keys, Toll in Dur (Greater in Major).

The two collections are quite simply stunning, perhaps the most superbly presented late intermediate collections I have ever seen. The wide range of music is suitable for intermediate players from around UK Grades 3-6, but predominantly around Grade 5. There’s enough consistently good repertoire here to keep players going for quite some time.

Suitable for all ages, the books are available separately or as the discounted pack shown above, and reviewed here. It must be noted however that these are luxury publications which come with a premium price tag; I will explain later in the review why I think many should and will still be very tempted…

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