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About the Author

Amy Appleby is a critically-acclaimed author of books and recordings on music. Educated at Yale University, she has helped millions of readers play, read, and compose music in a wide range of musical styles.
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Product Details

  • Series: Piano Collections
  • Plastic Comb: 402 pages
  • Publisher: Music Sales America (October 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0825617693
  • ISBN-13: 978-0825617690
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 1.1 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,919 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amy Appleby is a critically-acclaimed author of books and recordings on music. Educated at Yale University, she has helped millions of readers play, read, and compose music in a wide range of musical styles.

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Spiral binding, pages are easy to turn and the book stay opened on the desired pages.
H.H.
If you are looking for a fine collection of classical music at the intermediate to advanced level, I highly recommend this book.
Thomas N. Wheeler
This Collection has been great for that it's got a wide variety of music from various classical periods, various styles.
Ray Edward

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75 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Deborah L. Tedeschi on January 24, 2005
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This 400 page book edited by Amy Appleby includes the best of every book I've ever studied from. It contains over 125 great masterpieces. There are 24 Renaissance and Baroque (e.g. Purcell, Scarlatti, Bach and Handel), 21 classical (e.g. Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart) , 28 Romantic (e.g. Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky), 16 Impressionist and Modern Composers (e.g. Debussy, Dvorak, and Rimsky-Korsakov), 10 Light Classics (e.g.Gounod, Strauss and Waldteufel), 10 opera themes (e.g. Bizet's 'Carmen,' Mozart's 'Marriage of Figaro' and Sullivan's 'H.M.S. Pinafore'), 10 scenes from the ballet (e.g. Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet and the Nutcracker) and 7 duets by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Diabelli, Mendelssohn, Schubert and Tchaikovsky. The book is beautiful bound with a rugged plastic binding that stays open on the piano.The pages are bright with legible notes. I would recommend this book for the serious student who is playing four years or more. This would make an excellent holiday or special occasion gift for piano enthusiasts. It is an excellent value. You may want to throw away all of your old piano books and just keep this one with all of your favorites.
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70 of 71 people found the following review helpful By Brenda J. Thomas on April 2, 2003
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Good Collection to have in your library. The piano pieces are the originals with fingerings, not simplified arrangements. The orchestral transcriptions are okay, although I have seen better from Schirmer, e.g. "Dance of the Reed Flutes". Still, they are not over-simplified arrangements, as I found to be the case in "The Definitive Classical Collection", which I returned. Over all a good addition to your musical library, especially when put together with Amy Appleby's "Piano Classics". Difficulty level is advanced-intermediate to advanced.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Heather Manfredi on March 14, 2007
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I was shocked when this book arrived, it's so thick packed with 400 pages, thank goodness for the plastic coil binding. This book includes a huge selection of songs, many of the well-known pieces that I already had in several other books, but also a wide variety of new songs that I haven't heard/played before. The level is intermediate to advanced-intermediate. I'm picking up piano again after a very LONG hiatus and I'm absolutely thrilled to have found this gem. If I had to give up all of my books and keep just one, THIS WOULD BE IT! And I would still have enough to play for a very long time. I highly recommend this book.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Jerry Bostock on March 25, 2007
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This is a fantastic collection. It ranges in difficulty from intermediate (the full, unabridged version of Fur Elise), to quite advanced material. It is sure to keep me playing and improving for a long time to come. Wonderful material, great variety, great range of difficulty, and great price. This is 100% recommended.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By H.H. on October 24, 2010
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Thick book, all the classical songs you would hope to get. Spiral binding, pages are easy to turn and the book stay opened on the desired pages. Not for beginners. 4+ years piano playing experience a plus. Have lots of fun playing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jules on June 9, 2014
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This is by far the best sheet-music book I have ever bought. I have been taking lessons for about seven years now and have had this book for a little over a year. As soon as my teacher started flipping through it she immediately decided to drop the book we were working with and start with Bach's "Two-Part Invention No. 1." I have improved so much since practicing with this. I was feeling burnt out from playing those repetitive silly exercise songs and now I look forward to practicing because I am learning pieces that I recognize and love. The selection is wonderful, filled with challenging transcriptions. This book has really made me appreciate practicing so much more. You will not regret this purchase.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By professor DKR on February 27, 2011
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Due to a robbery, I need to replace my 40 year collection of classical piano music. Without question, this was the first and best book to start with. Unbelievable...outstanding collection and value! Highest recommendation from a serious classical pianist!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Elizabeth M. Lupo on August 16, 2005
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When I bought my abbreviated keyboard in April, 2005, I did not realize I would need ALL the keys. However, this collection of classical pieces has caused me to start saving so that I may indeed purchase a full-sized keyboard. Currently I feel rather comfortable with Beethovan's beautiful "Fur Elise" and would like to master Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" from "The Messiah" by Christmas (as a gift for my husband). For those who want to maintain their skill level, for those who want a challenge, and for those who want to experience some beautiful music "up close and personal," I highly recommend this collection.
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