Volume 4 combines works of the German Romanticism by Schumann, Brahms and Theodor Kirchner. Apart from well known pieces from Schumann's 'Album for the Youth' and the easiest waltzes from opus 39 (in the easier version) by Brahms, the selection contains the attractive set of variations from Schumann's first Youth Sonata Op. 118/1 and Brahms' Saraband in A minor WoO 5/1 as well as a number of pleasant pieces by Theodor Kirchner which continue the tonal air of Schumann and Brahms in easy playable pieces.
• 42 easy original piano works with a teaching and learning commentary in English and German
• Musically and technically varied repertoire
• Relatively narrow band of complexity of repertoire covering about 2 years of development
• High quality Urtext edition
(...) For teachers, too, these volumes offer superb source-books for a wider range of this great piano music than is typically explored. I know that I will personally be digging into these pieces, and using the books with teenage and older students.
The detailed and authoritative editing, spot-on fingering and excellent engraving all help to make these publications stand out from the crowd, and the brilliant section of performance notes and tips at the back of each book confirm the whole series as an essential purchase for all who are involved in piano education.
Pianodao.com, 09/2018 (Andrew Eales)
Here are the fourth and fifth volumes in this excellent series edited by Nils Franke where two well-known composers are combined with one whose music is less frequently heard and performed.
Piano Journal Issue 106, 2015, (Nadia Lasserson)