Category: Adult Piano Study
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Liszt, Lyricism, and Love

Franz Liszt is generally acknowledged to be the greatest pianist. Someone who heard him in person said his playing “was all sunshine and dazzling splendour.” As David Andruss explains in this video, Liszt wrote three Liebesträume. They were originally intended as songs, each based on a poem idealizing a type of love. The poem that […]

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Music for a Friend: Sacred and Serene

Sometimes a work that a composer doesn’t regard as especially important becomes a beloved favorite in later centuries. Ave Verum Corpus, written as a favor for a friend, is a good example. The motet (in Mozart’s time typically a polyphonic choral composition on a Latin text) celebrated the feast of Corpus Christi—and why the text […]

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Vivaldi’s Winter Delights

It’s a New Year and what better way to begin than to meet new people. Here we introduce our chief editor for the European Editions of Piano Adventures, David Andruss. You’ve likely heard David’s expressive orchestrations on Piano Adventures CDs! Also, meet Vivaldi, the (possible) poet—with new insight into this unconventional “red priest” who helped […]

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Adult Piano Adventures® Now in E-Book Format

Now available! The Adult Piano Adventures Book 1 by Nancy and Randall Faber is in a NEW user-friendly e-book on iBooks, Kindle, and Google Play. This adaptation offers a welcome format for teachers and adult students to explore digital learning, or for screen sharing during classroom instruction. Though digital textbooks have evolved, music e-books present unique challenges with […]