With the new Urtext Primo series, Wiener Urtext Edition intends to bridge the gap between studying a piano method and taking additional lessons. Beginning with a performance level which is outlined by pieces such as Bach's Minuet in G (BWV Anh. 116), Mozart's Minuet in F (KV 5) or Schumann's Wilder Reiter (Op. 68/8), works by three different composers are selected for each volume in the series, with the aim of offering piano pupils (or even adults who want to resume piano playing) a wide range of repertoire pieces on the basis of which they can enhance their technical and musical skills.
The pieces' range of levels of difficulty is relatively narrow so that the volume can be used continuously over a period of about two years. This is what distinguishes the Urtext Primo approach from almost all common anthologies. The selected repertoire takes into account not only pieces of the classic canon of lessons, but also lesser known works which are in no way of less importance for piano lessons.
The Urtext Primo volumes are published in the internationally recognised standard of the Wiener Urtext editions. The explanations included in each volume shall help to deepen the knowledge of musical styles, music history and piano playing. A repertoire chart at the end of each volume gives a rough overview of the levels of difficulty of the selected pieces.
Vol. 3 contains pieces by Beethoven, Schubert und Hummel, including popular pieces such as Beethoven's 'Für Elise' and lesser known, yet stimulating settings by Johann Nepomuk Hummel.
L.v. Beehoven: Deutscher Tanz in G (WoO 8/6) L.v. Beethoven: Sonatine in G (Kinsky-Halm Anhang 5/1) L.v. Beethoven: Sonatine in F (Kinsky-Halm Anhang 5/2) L.v. Beethoven: Bagatelle in F, op. 33/3 L.v. Beethoven: Bagatelle in g, op. 119/1 L.v. Beethoven: Bagatelle in a, op. 119/9 L.v. Beethoven: Walzer in D (WoO 85) L.v. Beethoven: Für Elise (WoO 59) F. Schubert: Menuett in B (D 41/5) F. Schubert: Menuett in D (D 336) F. Schubert: Menuett in A (D 334) F. Schubert: 2 Ländler in Es (D 679) F. Schubert: 3 Ecossaisen (D 299/3, 4, 8) F. Schubert: Scherzo in B (D 593/1) F. Schubert: 2 Walzer in As (D 365/6, 11) F. Schubert: Walzer in Cis (D 139) J.N. Hummel: Six Pièces très faciles, op. 52/1 Cadenza J.N. Hummel: Six Pièces très faciles, op. 52/2 Allegro J.N. Hummel: Six Pièces très faciles, op. 52/3 Tempo di Menuetto J.N. Hummel: Six Pièces très faciles, op. 52/4 Romance J.N. Hummel: Six Pièces très faciles, op. 52/5 Ecossoise J.N. Hummel: Six Pièces très faciles, op. 52/6 Rondo J.N. Hummel Allegretto in F J.N. Hummel: Allegretto in C J.N. Hummel: Tyrolienne variée J.N. Hummel: Variationen über ein Thema von Vogler Commentary Aims and purposes of Urtext Primo series Short biographical sketches Practice tips