Gounoud: Funeral March of a Marionette and Other Pieces9781854723192
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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.
19th-century French composer Charles Gounod is best known as a composer of operas, including the well-known Faust. This album presents a varied selection of 10 of the few works he composed for piano, beginning with the story-telling 'Funeral March for a Marionette', which Gounod later orchestrated.
- Funeral March of a Marionette
- La Pervenche (The Periwinkle), Romance sans Paroles
- La Veneziana, Barcarolle
- Le Bal d’Enfants (Children’s Dance), Valse facile
- Le Lierre (Ivy), Romance sans Paroles
- Le Soir (The Evening), Romance sans Paroles
- Les Pifferari (The Bagpipers), Impromptu
- Matinée de Mai (May Morning)
- Musette in A minor, Impromptu
- Prelude in C minor