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Learning By Example Vol 3 - Couperin, Scarlatti, Mozart, Etc / Shehori

Release Date: 03/25/2008 
Label:  Cembal D'amour   Catalog #: 131   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Jean-Baptiste LullyHenry PurcellFrançois CouperinDomenico Scarlatti,   ... 
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jean-Baptiste LULLY (1632-1687)
1. Minuet in D minor [0:49]
Henry PURCELL (1659-1695)
2. Air in D minor [0:51]
François COUPERIN (1668-1733)
3. Les Coucous (The Cuckoos) [0:43]
Georg Philipp TELEMANN (1681-1767)
4. Minuet in G Major [0:52]
5. Gigue in G Major [0:48]
Johann Sebastian BACH (1685-1750)
6. Prelude in C Major, BWV 939 [0:29]
7. Minuet in G Major, Anh. 116 [1:26]
8. Polonaise in G minor, Anh. 119 [1:04]
9. March in D Major, Anh. 122 [1:04]
10. Minuet in G Major [0:58]
11. Prelude No. 1 in C Major, Well Tempered Clavier [1:40]
George Frideric HANDEL (1685-1759)
12. Prelude in G Major
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13. Aria in G Major [1:41]
Domenico SCARLATTI (1685-1757)
14. Sonata in A Major, K.83b [1:02]
Wilhelm Friedemann BACH (1710-1784)
15. Minuet in G Major [0:50]
16 Allegro in A Major [1:39]
Carl Philipp Emanuel BACH (1714-1788)
17. Pastorale in D Major [0:49]
18. Fantasia in G Major [0:33]
Leopold MOZART (1719-1787)
19. Allegro in A Major [1:41]
20. Minuet in F Major [0:44]
21. Minuet in D minor [1:10]
22. Bourlesq in A Major [0:26]
Franz Joseph HAYDN (1732-1809)
23. Allegro in G Major [0:44]
24. Allegro in F Major [0:53]
25. Vivace in F Major [2:47]
26. Gypsy Dance in C minor [3:06]
Muzio CLEMENTI (1752-1832)
27. Rondo-Waltz in D Major [1:14]
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART (1756-1791)
28. Andantino in E-flat Major, KV236 [1:19]
29. Presto in B-flat Major, K. 15 [0:59]
30. Minuet in F Major, K. 6 [1:59]
31. Minuet in F Major, K. 5 [1:04]
32. Rondo Alla Turca, K. 331 [3:44]
Ludwig van BEETHOVEN (1770-1827)
33. Ecossaise in G Major [0:42]
34. Russian Folk Tune in A minor [0:52] 35. German Dance in C Major [0:32]
36. Minuet in C Major, K. WoO.10.1 [1:48]
37. Adagio cantabile from Sonata in C minor Op. 13, "Pathétique" [4:51]
38. Adagio sostenuto from Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight" [6:52]
Carl Maria von WEBER (1786-1826)
39. Scherzo in A minor [1:28]
40. Waltz in A Major [1:58]
Michael Ivanovich GLINKA (1804-1857)
41. Polka in D minor [0:27]
Friedrich BURGMÜLLER (1806-1874)
42. The Chase in C Major [1:10]
43. The Farewell in A minor [1:04]
44 .Ballade in C minor [1:20]
45. Restlessness in E minor [0:50]
46. Innocence in F Major [0:47]
47. L'Arabesque in A minor [0:56]
Felix MENDELSSOHN (1809-1847)
48. Andante in D Major, Op. 72 [1:15]
Robert SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
49. First Loss in E minor, Op. 68 [1:47]
Peter Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY (1840-1893)
50. The Sick Doll in G minor, Op. 39 [1:57]
51. Old French Song in G minor [0:58]
52. German Song in E-flat Major [0:53]
Edvard GRIEG (1843-1907)
53. Elfin Dance in E minor, Op. 38 [1:01]
54. Waltz in A minor, Op. 12 [1:46]
Edward MACDOWELL (1861-1908)
55. To a Wild Rose [1:37]
Claude DEBUSSY (1862-1918)
56. The Girl with the Flaxen Hair [2:50]
Dmitri KABALEVSKY (1904-1987)
57. Little Song in E minor, Op. 27 [0:53]
58. Playing Ball in D Major [0:54]
59. Clowns in A minor, Op. 39 [0:32]

R E V I E W:

"There are now three volumes in Mordecai Shehori’s Learning By Example Series perfectly geared to the student or young pianist seeking out works of musical worth. None provides difficulties sufficient to plunge the young player into gloom – though they’re hardly simple to master - and there is an alphabet of technical matters to ensure a sure grounding. Their proportions may be small but the musical rewards are great and so will be the feeling of accomplishment once they’ve been securely mastered. In his introduction “to the Learning Pianist” in volume one Shehori takes us through the various technical aspects of the works he plays and adds sagacious advice about the mood of the piece, its inflection, the feeling it’s meant to evoke. Thus he combines, quite unselfconsciously, both technical and expressive components.

The third volume reprises the span chronologically from Lully to - once more - Kabalevsky. In between we have Bach, Handel, Clementi, Weber, Glinka, Bergmüller, Schumann and the like. This volume is reminiscent of the first in the series in its exploration of Airs, minuets, presto movements, dances and the increasing concentration on the widening shores of romantic associative writing. Natural buoyancy of rhythm is a real component here – try Scarlatti’s Sonata in A major. So too we find in Leopold Mozart’s pieces the chance for the learner to vest pieces with personality and presence. The national dances are similarly entertaining and engaging. If anyone can match the puckish wit of Shehori’s take on Bergmüller’s L'Arabesque in A minor they won’t be doing it soon.

Touch, pedalling, tone colours, chordal weight, articulation, these are all some of the many, many devices that Shehori will necessarily lead the learner to explore in these educational and captivating volumes."

-- Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

Minuet in D minor by Jean-Baptiste Lully
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Air for Keyboard by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 17th Century; England 
Les coucous bénévoles by François Couperin
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: France 
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 83/L S31 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Allegretto in G major, H 17 no 10 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1784; Austria 
Rondo-Waltz in D major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Andantino and Variations for Piano in E flat major, K 236 (588b) [Fragment] by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Presto in B flat major, K 15rr by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765; London, England 
Minuet for Piano in F major, K 5 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762; Salzburg, Austria 
Kinderstücke (6) for Piano, Op. 72 "Christmas Pieces": Andante con moto by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Lyric Pieces (8), Book 1, Op. 12: no 2, Waltz by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Norway 
Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: no 1, To a Wild Rose by Edward MacDowell
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; USA 
Children's Pieces (30) for Piano, Op. 27: Little Song by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Easy Pieces (24) for Piano, Op. 39: Clowns by Dmitri Kabalevsky
Performer:  Mordecai Shehori (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 

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