Always wished you could just have a recording your student could listen to of the piece they're working on right now? Now most standard teaching repertoire is available on iTunes. Individual songs are downloadable, so students can download only the piece they're working on. The iTunes button to the upper right will take you straight to the iTunes listing of all my recordings. (There are sample previews of every song.) A few albums are listed below, but head to the iTunes site for a comprehensive list of the hundreds of pieces.
Beethoven: Selected Works for Piano
Sonatina in G major, Bagatelle in A minor, Op. 119, No. 9, Sonatina in F major - Allegro, Six Variations on a Swiss Song, Bagatelle in D major, Op. 119, No 3, For Elise, Minuet in G, Bagatelle in G minor, Op 119, No 4, Sonata in G major, Op 49, No 2, Six Variations on Nel cor piu non mi sento, Bagatelle in F major, Op 33, No 3, Six Variations on an Original Theme in G major, Sonata in G minor Op 49, No 1, Rondo in C major, Op 51, No 1
Chopin: Selected Works for Piano
Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 17 No. 4; Nocturne in F Minor, Op. 55 No. 1; Nocturne in C# Minor, Op. Post.; Polonaise in A Major, Op. 40 No.1 (Military); Prelude in D-Flat Major, Op. 28 No. 15 (Raindrop); Prelude in G Minor, Op. 28 No. 22; Waltz in D-Flat Major, Op. 64 No. 1 (Minute); Waltz in A-Flat Major, Op. 69 No. 1; Waltz in E Minor, Op. Post.; Fantasie-Impromptu, Op. 66
Schumann: Album for the Young, Opus 68
Melody, Soldiers' March, Humming Song, Chorale, A Little Piece, The Poor Orphan, Hunting Song, The Wild Horseman, Folk Song, The Merry Farmer, Sicilienne, Knight Ruppert, May,Sweet May, Little Etude, First Sorrow, The Little Morning Wanderer, The Reaper's Song, Little Romance, Rustic Song, Roundelay, The Horseman, Harvest Song, Echoes From the Theater, A Little Canon, The Stranger, Song of War, Sheherezade, Gathering of the Grapes, Theme, Mignon, Italian Mariner's Song, Sailor's Song, Wintertime I, Wintertime 2, Little Fugue, Northern Song, Figured Chorale, New Year's Eve, Remembrance, Op. 68, No. 28
Burgmüller: Twenty-Five Easy and Progressive Studies for Piano, Opus 100
La Candeur, La Pastorale, La Petite Reunion, Innocence, Progress, Le Courant Limpide, La Gracieuse, La Chasse, Tendre Fleur, La Bergeronnette, L'Adieu, La Styrienne, Ballade, Douce Plainte, La Babillarde, Inquietude, Ave Maria, La Tarentelle, L'Harmonie Des Anges, Barcarolle, Le Retour, L'Hirondelle, La Chevaleresque, Consolation, Arabesque (L'Arabesque)
Lullaby: The Journey Begins
From the Parents' Choice Award-winning review: "New and adapted traditional lullabies are given a sweet and soulful classical treatment by soprano Sara Ganz, flutist Angela Koregelos and pianist Diane Hidy. The songs, designed for rock-a-bye closeness, include poems by Eugene Field, music by Grieg and Brahms and Yiddish and Spanish-language folk songs."
The artists, Diane Hidy and Sara Ganz, have enchanted audiences from San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall to Carnegie Hall in New York City.
Diane: One evening very late I was rocking my little girl, Evie, to sleep and just started singing the words of what became The Journey Begins, to her. I have loved the tune to The Water is Wide and wanted to use it as a lullaby, but couldn't figure out what to do for lyrics.
That night it became clear to me that I wanted to write a song for my brother and his wife as they waited to go to China to adopt their daughter. The experience was something I had never heard a song about before.
Sara: My brother-in-law, Lenny Lipton, wrote the wonderful words to Puff, the Magic Dragon. When he and his wife,Julie were expecting their first child, he was moved to write this magical lullaby. I was pleased to sing it at their baby shower. They now have three beautiful children who have been rocked to sleep with this tune, as well as my son, David. It shares many characteristics with the magical words of Puff.
Although Sara, Diane and Angela Koregelos (who plays flute and alto flute on this recording) have enjoyed success in the world of classical music as performers, recording artists and teachers, what they treasure most is being mothers. This recording is near to their hearts and springs from their love for their families.