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A couple of years ago, I reviewed Edition Peters’ Grade 8 Piano Anthology, concluding:
“Edition Peters’ Grade 8 Piano Anthology is now the clear first choice publication for those who wish to delve into the Grade 8 syllabus choices with the intelligent curiosity and enthusiasm that I would hope for in players at this level.”
You can (and, to fully understand the background of the new publications, probably should) read that review here.
With the advent of ABRSM’s 2023-24 Piano Syllabus (reviewed here), Edition Peters are back with a new set of publications which expand on their previous effort in two important ways:
- this time, there are collections for Grades 5, 6, 7 and 8
- in each volume, Edition Peters include a few own choice pieces in addition to the highlights of the published syllabus
Edition Peters would thus seem to have a more ambitious vision for this series, making it an ever more intriguing proposition.
Some will see these books are alternatives to ABRSM’s official syllabus publications, while others will welcome them as hugely useful supplements that present a wider range of alternative piece selections.
In this review, I will offer a side-by-side comparison, listing the included repertoire so that readers can make an informed choice about which to buy, or indeed whether to purchase both…Continue reading Edition Peters’ Graded Anthologies 2023-24