This collection is dedicated to the legacy of Mstislav Rostropovich. These nine works were performed throughout his career and reflect his depths of virtuosity and interpretation. All pieces are newly engraved and contain updated fingerings and bowings. Unique to this edition are a collection of rarely seen photos, as well as two interviews with Maestro Rostropovich and his daughter, Olga.
Ballade (3rd mvt. from Suite for Cello and Piano), Op. 69 (D. Popper)
Capriccio, Op. 24 (G. Goltermann)
Chanson triste, Op. 40, No. 2 (P.I. Tchaikovsky)
Dance of the Elves (Elfentanz), Op. 39 (D. Popper)
Flight of the Bumblebee (N. Rimsky-Korsakov)
Nocturne (from Six morceaux for Piano), Op. 19, No. 4 (P.I. Tchaikovsky)
Orientale (from Kaleidoscope for Violin and Piano), Op. 50, No. 4 (C. Cui)
Pezzo capriccioso for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 62 (P.I. Tchaikovsky)
Russian Maiden's Song (Chanson russe) (I. Stravinsky)
23 Recital Pieces Compiled and Edited by Mary Ann Ramos
Carl Fischer's Repertoire Classics series consists of comprehensive and progressively graded collections of classic solos with piano accompaniment. Each book contains a fine mix of transcriptions of familiar classics along with solos written specifically for the instrument. Many of the pieces in these collections appear on state contest/festival required music lists. The pieces featured cover the performance levels of grade 2 through 5, representing all style periods, and include works by some of the greatest composers of all time.
As an added bonus, the included data CD contains MP3 audio files of the piano accompaniments to make practicing more fun. It also contains piano accompaniment parts for all pieces in the collection in PDF format.