24 Melodious Etudes, Opus 50 by Cornelius Gurlitt

First published in 1870, the 24 Melodious Etudes, Opus 50 by Cornelius Gurlitt are designed to traverse the breadth of a pianist’s technical and expressive development.  Beginning with the simplest Etudes nos. 1, 2, & 11 and extending to the more technically challenging Etudes nos. 7, 14, 18, 21, & 24, the entire collection will help prepare the aspiring pianist for the more intricate works of Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Clara Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Cécile Chaminade, Enrique Granados, and a myriad of others.

These piano miniatures are ideal companion pieces to selections from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Kleine Präludien, Muzio Clementi’s Sonatinas, Op. 36, Amy Beach’s Children’s Album, Op. 36, Béla Bartók’s Mikrokosmos, Sergei Prokofiev’s 12 Children’s Pieces, Op. 65, Dmitri Kabalevsky’s 30 Pieces for Children, Op. 27, Norman Dello Joio’s Lyric Pieces for the Young, or Valerie Capers’ Portraits in Jazz: A Piano Album.

This SuperScore edition, including MIDI performances and commentary, was researched and performed by Dr. Frank Pittman, NCTM.  Resize the music for comfortable viewing and study the model performances by the editor.  Play along with one hand while the MIDI performance plays the other at any tempo.

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24 Melodious Etudes, Opus 50

  • Intermediate/Late Intermediate Etudes for Piano
  • Composed by Cornelius Gurlitt
  • Edited and Fingered by Frank Pittman
  • MIDI Performances by Frank Pittman
  • Commentary by Frank Pittman