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In this edition Nicolai Podgornov takes children and teenagers as well as adults who are returning to the piano on a wonderful visit to the circus.
It perfectly complements any piano school while including 14 imaginative pieces for piano full of funny clowns, mysterious magicians, dancing horses, flying princes and princesses and colourful carousels. Once more, Russian author Podgornov proves that he knows how to compose simple yet beautiful piano music that also meets the highest pedagogical standards.
Piano players of all ages will not await entering the circus tent: “Curtains up and clear the ring! The show is about to start!”
(...) From a pedagogical perspective, the technical challenges are very healthy, while the range of tempo and key makes for contrasting musical pictures, all valuable for teaching. Bravo once more on an excellent issue.”
International Piano Magazine No. 44, July/August 2017 (Murray McLachlan)
(...) The music generally lies comfortably under the hand and is highly patterned, making it easy to learn.
Pianist Magazine June-July 2017 (Michael MacMillan)