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25 Progressive Pieces, Op. 100 - Book & CD

By Johann Friedrich Burgmuller

Solo piano - SMP Level 5 (Intermediate)
Composed by Johann Friedrich Burgmuller (1806-1874). Edited by Willard A. Palmer. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterwork CD Edition. Classical Period and Studies. Collection and examples CD. With standard notation and fingerings (does not include words to the songs). 48 pages. Alfred Music #00-22524. Published by Alfred Music (AP.22524).

Item Number: AP.22524

ISBN 9780739036891. 9x12 inches. English.

Burgmuller's most famous work, the 25 Progressive Pieces, are short compositions with descriptive titles. Easier than his Opp. 105 and 109, each selection exposes students to a different technical challenge with the main emphasis on the phrasing, articulation, and dynamics often found in Romantic piano music. The collection includes Arabesque and Ballade, both popular with many early-intermediate pianists. The Alfred Masterwork Library CD Editions conveniently combine each exceptional volume with a professionally recorded CD that is sure to inspire artistic performances.

This title has selections that range in difficulty from SMP Level 3-5.

About SMP Level 5 (Intermediate)

Seventh chords and melodies in both hands. More difficult note reading with ledger lines above and below the staff.

  • Sincerity 
  • Arabesque 
  • Pastorale 
  • The Little Party 
  • Innocence 
  • Progress 
  • The Clear Stream 
  • Gracefulness 
  • The Chase 
  • Tender Flower 
  • The Wagtail 
  • The Farewell 
  • Consolation 
  • Austrian Dance 
  • Ballade 
  • Sorrow 
  • The Chatterbox 
  • Inquietude 
  • Ave Maria 
  • Tarantelle 
  • Angels' Voices 
  • Barcarolle 
  • The Return 
  • The Swallow 
  • The Knight Errant 

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  • 5

    Melbourne, Australia
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  • April 30, 2011 A firm favourite!

    This is a great book for early piano learning, I use it with nearly all my students after they've completed a couple of basic tutor books. The pieces are varied, giving a good introduction to different musical styles and piano techniques. Children really seem to like the sound of...

    all of them, though "Ballade" is definitely the favourite. The CD is helpful for students who like to know how pieces sound before learning them, though the tempi on the CD are quite fast and fairly unachievable for the level at which most students learn these studies.

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  • August 08, 2010 Great Book

    These are wonderful, engaging pieces. They're full of feeling and movement and rather fun to play. Each piece is very distinctive. This book helped pull me out of a dry spell when I was trying to relearn piano after a two-year hiatus. I highly recommend it for anyone...

    who likes music from the romantic period and/or who is working on developing their touch.

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  • 5

    New Mexico
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  • January 09, 2009 25 Progressive Pieces

    Wonderful collection of piano pieces to play. Satisfied with this company.

    43 of 83 people found this review helpful.
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