Pianoforte-Schule, Op.108 (Kalkbrenner, Friedrich Wilhelm)




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Etude No.10: Toccata in A minor

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Editor Nouvelle edition
Language German / French
Publisher. Info. Leipzig: Fr. Kistner, n.d.[1841]. Plate 1000.
Misc. Notes Nouvelle édition - 1841.
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Part 1: Exercises

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Publisher. Info. Edinburgh: Alexr. Robertson, n.d.
Misc. Notes "A Complete Course of Instruction for the Piano Forte..."
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Etude No.10: Toccata in A minor

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General Information

Work Title Pianoforte-Schule
Alternative. Title Anweisung das Pianoforte mit Hülfe des Handleiters spielen zu lernen
Méthode pour apprendre le piano à l'aide du guide-mains
Composer Kalkbrenner, Friedrich Wilhelm
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.108
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IFK 64
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's includes 79 exercises and 12 etudes
  • Erster Theil ; Première Partie
    • Vorrede ; Préface ; Preface
    • Uebungen ; Exercices ; Exercises
      • Erster Grad ; Premier Degré ; First Degree
        • Exercise No.1
        • Exercise No.2
        • Exercise No.3
        • Exercise No.4
        • Air with Variations No.1 (C major)
      • Zweiter Grad ; Second Degré ; Second Degree
        • Exercise No.5
        • Exercise No.6. Air with Variations No.2 (G major)
      • Dritter Grad ; Troisième Degré ; Third Degree
        • Exercise No.7
      • Vierter Grad ; Quatrième Degré ; Fourth Degree
        • Exercise No.8
        • Exercise No.9. Air with Variations No.3 (C major)
      • Fünfter Grad ; Cinquième Degré ; Fifth Degree
        • Exercise No.10
        • Exercise No.11
      • Scales in the Four Positions in all the major and minor keys (Exercises Nos.12–59)
      • On Sixth (Exercises Nos.60–62)
      • On Octaves (Exercises Nos.63–65)
      • On Chromatic Scales (Exercises Nos.66 and 67)
      • Exercise on Chromatic Scales in the Four Positions (Exercises Nos.68–72)
      • Chromatic Scales in Contrary Motion (Exercise No.73)
      • Other Chromatic Passages, in Thirds, Sixth, and Octaves (Exercises Nos.74–78)
      • On Tenth (Exercise No.79)
  • Zweiter Theil: 12 Besondere Etuden ; Second Partie: 12 Etudes speciales
    1. Allegro espressivo (A minor)
    2. Presto (G major)
    3. Allegro (G major)
    4. Allegro non troppo (G minor)
    5. Allegro e molto legato (C major)
    6. Allegro non troppo (C minor)
    7. Allegro risoluto (E minor)
    8. Vierstimmige Fuge für die linke Hand allein ; Fuge à quatre parties pour la main gauche seule. Allegro risoluto (G major)
    9. Presto (C major)
    10. Toccata. Allegro di molto (A minor)
    11. Vivace (F major)
    12. Allegro furioso (C minor)
First Publication. 1832 or earlier; "2de Partie" 1837 ; Nouvelle édition 1841
Language German / French
Dedication Conservatoires de Musique d'Europe
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano
External Links Kalkbrenner: Méthode, Op.108, Part 1 - PTNA (Japanese)
Kalkbrenner: Méthode, Op.108, Part 2 - PTNA (Japanese)
Kalkbrenner: Méthode, Op.108, Part 3 - PTNA (Japanese)
Kalkbrenner: Méthode, Op.108, Part 4 - PTNA (Japanese)

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First publisher possibly Kistner in 1832 or so. Hofmeister lists no earlier date than 1832, for example (under the title Anweisung... rather than Toccata) but their search site goes back no earlier than the very late 1820s (reprints of Kalkbrenner's op.3 in 1829 and new? editions of op.96 are listed there, e.g.) (Schissel)