Glière: Eight Easy Pieces, Op. 439781854722690
The ABRSM 'Easier Piano Pieces' series features pieces chosen for their comparative lack of technical difficulty, therefore providing an excellent introduction to the music of great composers throughout history.
The Soviet composer Gliere was very much influenced by the 19th-century Russian romantic tradition. As the short pieces in this album demonstrate, he was particularly skilful at expressing a melody in simple and direct terms while at the same time creating a colourful and romantic picture.
- A Little March, Op. 43 No. 8
- Arietta, Op. 43 No. 7
- Mazurka, Op. 43 No. 3
- Morning, Op. 43 No. 4
- Prayer, Op. 43 No. 2
- Prelude in Db, Op. 43 No. 1
- Rondo, Op. 43 No. 6
- Le Soir (Evening), Op. 43 No. 5