(Schirmer Performance Editions). The 20th Century series presents music by some of the greatest composers of the modern era, composers who wrote a full range of music for orchestra, voices, piano and chamber ensembles, in the great and large forms. But they also valued music education, and composed interesting music to foster a stdent pianist’s progress. The pieces by these composers lead a student not only to technical proficiency, but also to become a more fully formed, imaginative musician. When a great talent turns attention to writing a short piece of limited difficulty level for students, it is approached with the same aesthetics, temperament, tastes and creative invention applied when composing a symphony, opera or concerto. These exquisite miniatures are complete works of timeless art. Through them a master musician of the past indirectly teaches a progressing musician of the present and the future. Contents: Antheil : Sad from La femme 100 tetes * Bartok : selections from Ten Easy Pieces : Painful Scuffle, Slovak Peasant Dance * selections from For Children : Children’s Dance, Children’s Game, Study for the Left Hand, Forest Nymph * Creston : Toy Dance from Five Little Dances , Op. 24 * Gould : Birthday Bells from At the Piano , Book 1 * Hovhanness : Moon Dance from Mountain Idylls , Op. 119 * Kabalevsky : selections from 30 Pieces for Children , Op. 27: Playing Ball, Toccatina, Sonatina * A Short Story from 24 Pieces for Children , Op. 39 * selections from 35 Easy Pieces , Op. 89: Rabbit Teasing a Bear-Cub, Almost a Waltz * Khachaturian : Ivan Can’t Go Out Today from Advenures of Ivan * Bedtime Story from Ten Pieces for the Young Pianist * Muczynski : Diversion No. 1 from Diversions , Op. 23 * selections from Fables , Op. 21: Fable No. 1, Fable No. 2, Fable No. 3, Fable No. 4, Fable No. 5 * Pinto : selections from Children’s Festival : Little March, Serenade * Shostakovich : The Mechanical Doll from Children’s Notebook for Piano , Op. 69. Schirmer Performance Editions feature composer biographies, historical notes, and practice and performance tips.