MTB Grade 3 (2020)

All 7 pieces

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Innocence, no.5 from 25 Progressive Studies, op.100 - Friedrich Burgmüller

Game of Patience, no.2 from Album for the Young, op.25 - Génari Karganov

Allegretto scherzando, no.11 from New Scenes of Childhood, op.55 - Theodor Kirchner

Dance, no.8 from For Children, Vol. 2 - Béla Bartók

The Avalanche, no.2 from 25 Melodic Studies, op.45 - Stephen Heller

Rondo - Wolfgang A. Mozart

Romance - Chris Mitchell

 

Innocence - Friedrich Burgmüller

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Innocence is no.5 from Burgmüller's much-played collection of 25 Studies, op.100 (1851).

The original metronome mark is a quick 112bpm, though MTB suggests a more steady tempo of 80bpm.

 
 

Game of Patience - Génari Karganov

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Game of Patience is no.2 of the 8 pieces in Karganov's Album for the Young, op.25 (1891). Karganov died in 1890 in his early 30s.

Allegretto scherzando - Theodor Kirchner

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Allegretto scherzando is no.11 from the collection of 25 pieces New Scenes of Childhood, op.55 (1881) by Theodor Kirchner. The title Neue Kinderszenen pays hommage to Robert Schumann and his collection of Kinderszenen, op.15 (1838).

 

Dance - Béla Bartók

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Dance is no.8 from For Children, Vol.2 (1945) by Béla Bartók. The original collection For Children was a cycle of 85 short piano pieces based on Hungarian and Slovak folksongs and completed in 1909. Bartók revised the group shortly before he died dividing the material into two volumes: Vol.1 based on Hungarian folksongs, Vol. 2 on Slovak folksongs.

 

The Avalanche - Stephen Heller

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L'avalanche is no. 2 from Stephen Heller's collection of 25 Studies op.45 (1845).

 

Rondo - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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Romance - Chris Mitchell

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First Loss - Robert Schumann

 

 

First Loss is from Schumann's Album for the Young, op.68 (1848).