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Fascinations: 35 Pieces on the Quirky Side

Edited by Hywel Davies

From the Publisher

Fascinations is a volume of quirky juxtapositions and intriguing pieces of music. Lœillet is cheek-by-jowl with Liszt, Schumann with Scarlatti and Sjögren. There are some fine newly-written miniatures, but also some extraordinary pieces by well-known composers, such as Mozart’s bizarre Funeral march of Signor Maestro Contrapunto or the unsophisticated music-making faithfully represented in Gounod’s Bagpipers and Tchaikovsky’s The peasant plays the mouth-organ. Dance movements by Telemann, Schubert, Rameau, Jiŕovec and Zilcher all have something unexpected or piquant about them, although they are technically straightforward and a joy to play.

For intermediate-level pianists.

Piano Moods is an exciting new piano series from Boosey & Hawkes. Each volume is devoted to a particular mood. The pieces chosen draw on Boosey & Hawkes' extensive collection of wonderful music as well as lesser-known gems from the past - some of them from surprising sources - and newly composed works.


  • Bartók: Melody with interruptions (from Mikrokosmos III)
  • Benda: Presto (from Sonata IX)
  • Prokofieff: Rain and the rainbow (from Musiques d'enfants op. 65 no. 8)
  • Heller: Vivace op. 47 no. 7
  • Anonymus (early 17th century): Dance and Afterdance (from Klavierbuch der Jungfrau
  • Regina Clara im Hoff)
  • Grieg: Siri Dale song op. 66 no. 4
  • Binkerd: Country Dance
  • Liszt: Resignazione
  • Bartók: Scherzo (from Mikrokosmos III)
  • Telemann: Presto (from TWV 30:25)
  • Gurlitt: Impromptu op. 224 no. 5
  • Mozart: Funeral March for Signor Maestro Contrapunto
  • Tchaikovsky: The peasant plays the mouth-organ (from Album pour enfants op. 39 no. 13)
  • Benjamin: Silent and soft and slow descends the snow -Davies: Piano piece no. 23
  • D. Scarlatti: Sonata K 431
  • Gounod: Bagpipers
  • Bartók: Bagatelle op. 6 no. 4
  • Tomás de Sancta Maria: Fantasia
  • Andriessen: Base
  • Schumann: Theme and variations op. 118 no. 1
  • Zilcher: Good humour op. 93 no. 5
  • Jean-Babtiste Loeillet (of London): Hornpipe
  • Davies: Piano Piece no. 16
  • Cui: À la Schumann op. 20 no.. 4
  • Birtwistle: Dance of the metro-gnome
  • Rameau: Les tricotets (from Pièces de clavecin 3)
  • Jirovec: Waltzes 1 and 6
  • Sjögren: Andante tranquillo
  • Clementi: Allegro (from op. 36 no. 2)
  • Kenins: Sad clown
  • Fibich: Poco allegretto
  • Binkerd: Something serious
  • Zilcher: Scherzo op. 44 no. 2
  • Schubert: Two écossaises D 299 Nr. 7 und 8

Item Details

Category: Classical Piano Albums
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Publisher's reference: BH11903
Part of the Piano Moods series
Our Stock Code: 1324358
Media Type: Paperback (56 pages [score])