Gounoud: Funeral March of a Marionette and Other Pieces9781854723192
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