The Romantic Period

Book 11

A Selection of the Most Beautiful
Original Pieces for Piano

With CD

The Romantic Period spanned roughly a century, from 1810 to 1910 and is considered one of the longest music periods. It was the transition period or link between the Classical and Modern periods.

Romantic music is very expressive, and details primarily with feelings – from deep yearning and sorrow to ecstatic joy. Because it touches every human emotion, it is a very popular genre of music indeed.

Since much Romantic music is often at quite an advanced technical level, I have tried in this collection to choose pieces which are more accessible and that do not require a forbidding amount of practice.

The CD, enclosed, should be a great help in assisting students to achieve the specific style required by Romantic music.

I hope this anthology of pieces will provide students with much pleasure and fun.

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Contents

Look at the underlined pages (pdf):                             Listen to

Goedicke, Alexander
1  Autumn, Etude Op. 36                      
2  Allegro, Etude Op. 6                            
3  Etude op 36                                                                   Track 3

Gurlitt, Cornelius                
4  Night Journey                                   
5  Bolero                                               
6  At the Lake, Etude Op 82                 
7  Etude Op. 82                                      

Heller, Stephen
8  The Butterfly, Etude op 125                                         Track 8
9  Dusk op 138 No 3 d-moll             

Berens, Hermann
10  Etude Op 88 A minor                     

Bertini, Henri
11  Etude op 29 g moll                          

Schubert, Franz                  
12  German Dance, Op. 33 No. 2         
13  German Dance, Op. 33 No. 5                                    Track 13
14  German Dance, Op. 33 No. 7                         

Chopin, Frederic
15  Prelude E minor op 28 No 4           
16  Prelude A major op 28 No 6          
17  Prelude B minor op 28 No 7           
18  Valse A minor                                
19  Polonaise G minor                                                      Track 19
20  Polonaise B flat major


Burgmüller, Friedrich                        

21  Tarantella                                                        
22  Inquietude                                                       
23  Courant limpide                                              
24  Ballade op 100 No 15                                                 Track 24

Schumann, Robert
25  Knecht Rubrecht Op 68 No 12       
26  First Loss op 68 No 16                   
     Children Sonata                              
                27  1. Allegro                        
                28  2. Theme and Variations 
                29  3. Doll's Cradle Song      
                30  4. Rondoletto                   

Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Felix           
31  Venetian Gondola Song                  
Book I, Op. 19 No 6
32  Song Without Words                      
                Book I, Op. 19 No 2

Brahms, Johannes
33  Valse Op 39 No 9                                                        Track 33