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Mordecai Shehori, Piano
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Cembal d'amour Cd 108, Mordecai Shehori, Piano

CHOPIN: Waltz in A minor

J. S. BACH: Minuet in G Major

BEETHOVEN: Für Elise



CD 108 
Learning by Example Series, Vol. 1
Mordecai Shehori, Piano

Featuring 47 works by 18 composers that all learning pianists, Featuring 47 works by 18 composers that all learning pianists,  whether young or not-so-young love to play and listen to.

Arcangelo Corelli
(1653-1713)
1. Sarabande in E minor       

Jean-Philippe Rameau
(1683-1764)
2. Rondino in C major       

Henry Purcell
(
1659-1695)
3. Minuet in A minor      

Domenico Scarlatti

(1685-1757)
4. Sonata in D minor, K. 32   

Johann Sebastian Bach
 (1685-1750
5. Musette in D major      
6. Minuet in D minor       
7. Minuet in G major      
8. Minuet in G minor       
9. Little Prelude in C minor   
10. Invention No. 1 in C major   
11. Invention No. 4 in D minor   
12. Invention No. 8 in F major   
13. Invention No. 9 in F minor   
14. Invention No. 13 in A minor 

George Frideric Handel

(1685-1759)
15. Sarabande in D minor      
16. Minuet in F major       

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

(1714-1788)
17. La Caroline
18. Solfeggio in C minor       

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

(1756-1791)
19.Minuet in C major       
20. Minuet in F major       
21 Minuet in G major       
22. Allegro in B-flat major
23. Rondo in C major       
Friedrich Kuhlau
(1786-1832)
Sonatina in C major, Op. 20, No. 1
24. Allegro           
25. Andante          
26. Rondo–Allegro      

Muzio Clementi
(1752-1832)
Sonatina in C Major, Op. 36 No. 1
27. Allegro           
28. Andante          
29. Vivace           
 

Ludwig van Beethoven
 (1770-1827)
30. Minuet in G major       
31. Für Elise           
Sonatina in G major, Op. 5, No. 1
32. Moderato           
33. Romanze           

Franz Schubert
(1797-1828)
34. Waltz in B minor       
35. Allegretto in D minor  

Felix Mendelssohn
(1809-1847)
36. Venetian Gondola Song    

Robert Schumann
(
1810-1856)
37. Melody           
38. The Happy Farmer       
39. Sicilian          
40. Soldier’s March       
41. The Wild Horseman       

Frédéric Chopin
(
1810-1849)
42. Prelude in E minor       
43. Prelude in A major       
44. Prelude in B minor       
45. Prelude in C minor       
46. Waltz in A minor, B.I. 150   

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

(1840-1893)
47. Waltz in E-flat major      
48. Reverie in C major       
Dmitri Kabalevsky
(
1904-1987)
49. Chit-Chat       
50. Waltz
52. Toccatina       

Aram Khatchaturian
(1903-1978)
53. Melody 

Total Playing Time:  73:59

 

 

 

Cembal d'amour CD 119, Mordecai Shehori, Piano

CLEMENTI: Spiritoso from Sonatina Op. 36, No. 3 in C major

BENDA: Sonatina in a Minor

KABALEVSKY: Presto from Sonatina Op. 13,

No. 1 in A minor

 

CD 119
Learning by Example Series, Vol. 2
Mordecai Shehori, Piano
Featuring 14 Loved Sonatinas by 9 Great Composers

Muzio Clementi
(1752-1832)
1-3. Sonatina in G major, Op. 36, No. 2
4-6. Sonatina in C major, Op. 36, No. 8
7-9. Sonatina in F major, Op. 36, No. 4
10-12. Sonatina in G major, Op. 36, No
13-14. Sonatina in D major, Op. 36, No. 6

Georg Anton Benda

(1722-1795)
15. Sonatina in A minor

W. A. Mozart
(1756-1791)
16-19. Viennese Sonatina No. 1 in C major

L. V. Beethoven

(1770-1827)
20-21. Sonatina in F major, Anh. 5        

Fritz Spindler
(1817-1905)
22-23. Sonatina in C major, Op. 157, No. 4

Jan Ladislav Dussek

(1760-1812)
24-25. Sonatina in G major, Op. 20, No. 1

Friedrich Kuhlau
(1786-1832)
26-27. Sonatina in C major, Op. 55, No. 1
28-29. Sonatina in C  major, Op. 55, No. 3
            
Anton Diabelli
(1781-1858)
30-32. Sonatina in G major, Op. 151, No. 16

Dmitri Kabalevsky
(1904-1987)
33-35. Sonatina in A minor, Op. 13, No. 1

Total playing time:  77:00

 

Cembal d'amour Cd 131, Mordecai Shehori, Piano

COUPERIN: The Cukoos

BURGMULLER: The Farewell

MACDOWELL: To a Wild Rose



CD 131
Learing by Example Series, Vol. 3
Mordecai Shehori, Piano


56 favorite short pieces and 3 beloved sonata movements by 24 great composers spanning 355 years of glorious classical music.
This series success stems from its ability to stimulate, encourage and inspire the young pianist to work harder and smarter in pursuit of the beauty and pleasure of classical music.

Jean-Baptiste Lully
(1632-1687)
1. Minuet in D minor

Henry Purcell

(1659-1695)
2. Air in D minor

François Couperin

(1668-1733)
3. Les Coucous (The Cuckoos)

Georg Philipp Telemann

(1681-1767)
4. Minuet in G Major
5. Gigue in G Major

Johann Sebastian Bach

(1685-1750)
6. Prelude in C Major, BWV 939
7. Minuet in G Major, Anh. 116
8. Polonaise in G minor, Anh. 119
9. March in D Major, Anh. 122
10. Minuet in G Major
11. Prelude No. 1 in C Major, WTC

George Frideric Handel

(1685-1759)
12. Prelude in G Major
13. Aria in G Major

Domenico Scarlatti

(1685-1757)
14. Sonata in A Major, K.83b

Wilhelm Friedemann Bach

(1710-1784)
15. Minuet in G Major
16 Allegro in A Major

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

(1714-1788)
17. Pastorale in D Major
18. Fantasia in G Major

Leopold Mozart

(1719-1787)
19. Allegro in A Major
20. Minuet in F Major
21. Minuet in D minor
22. Bourlesq in A Major

Franz Joseph Haydn

(1732-1809)
23. Allegro in G Major
24. Allegro in F Major
25. Vivace in F Major
26. Gypsy Dance in C minor

Muzio Clementi

(1752-1832)
27. Rondo-Waltz in D Major

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

(1756-1791)
28. Andantino in E-flat Major, KV236
29. Presto in B-flat Major, K. 15
30. Minuet in F Major, K. 6
31. Minuet in F Major, K. 5
32. Rondo Alla Turca, K. 331

Ludwig van Beethoven

(1770-1827)
33. Ecossaise in G Major
34. Russian Folk Tune in A minor
35. German Dance in C Major
36. Minuet in C Major, K. WoO.10.1
37. Adagio cantabile from Sonata in C minor Op. 13, “Pathétique”
38. Adagio sostenuto from Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, No. 2, “Moonlight”

Carl Maria von Weber

(1786-1826)
39. Scherzo in A minor
40. Waltz in A Major

Michael Ivanovich Glinka

(1804-1857)
41. Polka in D minor

Friedrich Burgmüller

(1806-1874)
42. The Chase in C Major
43. The Farewell in A minor
44 .Ballade in C minor
45. Restlessness in E minor
46. Innocence in F Major
47. L’Arabesque in A minor

Felix Mendelssohn

(1809-1847)
48. Andante in D Major, Op. 72
Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
49. First Loss in E minor, Op. 68

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

(1840-1893)
50. The Sick Doll in G minor, Op. 39
51. Old French Song in G minor
52. German Song in E-flat Major

Edvard Grieg

(1843-1907)
53. Elfin Dance in E minor, Op. 38
54. Waltz in A minor, Op. 12

Edward MacDowell

(1861-1908)
55. To a Wild Rose

Claude Debussy

(1862-1918)
56. The Girl with the Flaxen Hair

Dmitri Kabalevsky

(1904-1987)
57. Little Song in E minor, Op. 27
58. Playing Ball in D Major
59. Clowns in A minor, Op. 39 

Total Playing Time:  79:36

"There are now three volumes in Mordecai Shehori’s Learning By Example Series perfectly geared to the student or young pianist seeking out works of musical worth. None provides difficulties sufficient to plunge the young player into gloom – though they’re hardly simple to master - and there is an alphabet of technical matters to ensure a sure grounding. Their proportions may be small but the musical rewards are great and so will be the feeling of accomplishment once they’ve been securely mastered. In his introduction “to the Learning Pianist” in volume one Shehori takes us through the various technical aspects of the works he plays and adds sagacious advice about the mood of the piece, its inflection, the feeling it’s meant to evoke. Thus he combines, quite unselfconsciously, both technical and expressive components.
 
And one could hardly want for a more warm, genial and adept guide. His Purcell Minuet in volume one is tonally verdant, Bach’s Minuet in D minor possesses refined eloquence, and there is great poise in the C major Invention. His Handel Sarabande in D minor is controlled and a young player (or an older one) could spend time listening to his control of dynamics, and equally to the clarity of his articulation in C.P.E. Bach’s Solfeggio in C minor, helped by the rather dry recording. Pliancy of phrasing can be gauged from his Mozart Rondo in C major. He plays Kuhlau’s Sonatina with flexibility and Clementi’s sonata with a certain military profile. By the time we reach Mendelssohn and Schumann we find the chances for characterisation have increased; especially in the case of those pieces derived from the Album for the Young. The two K’s – Kabalevsky and Khachaturian provide more up-to-date pleasures in their little pieces.
 
The second volume revisits Clementi quite extensively and adds Spindler, Dussek and Diabelli amongst other more obvious names, in an all-Sonatina disc. This is characterful and engaging programme making and played with real command and élan by this master pianist. True, there’s not much bloom in the sound but this is characteristic of the three discs in their entirety; I assure you it won’t impede pleasure and it actually rather suits many of the pieces. Shehori shows the young leaner how to be charming, how to exude gallant wit, how to pursue playfulness. The well scaled chordal punctuation points in the Clementi C major reveal how to scale such matters, how to balance chords, whereas elsewhere one could learn how most fully to explore the lyric melancholy embedded in so small a poco adagio. Perhaps, above all, the player will learn stylistic aptness; in the case of the Rondo Allegro of Beethoven’s Sonatina in F major he will learn, too, about the art of projection, and how to imbue playing with apt levels of drama. Do not spurn the Diabelli G major; just listen how Shehori brings it to vivid life. This particular disc also ends with Kabalevsky and his Sonatina in A minor will extend the vocabulary of the young player, introduce him to its moments of passing mordancy, and encourage some lissom freedom in its finale. Shehori cannily leads the learner in this exploratory journey.  
 
The third volume reprises the span chronologically from Lully to - once more - Kabalevsky. In between we have Bach, Handel, Clementi, Weber, Glinka, Bergmüller, Schumann and the like. This volume is reminiscent of the first in the series in its exploration of Airs, minuets, presto movements, dances and the increasing concentration on the widening shores of romantic associative writing. Natural buoyancy of rhythm is a real component here – try Scarlatti’s Sonata in A major. So too we find in Leopold Mozart’s pieces the chance for the learner to vest pieces with personality and presence. The national dances are similarly entertaining and engaging. If anyone can match the puckish wit of Shehori’s take on Bergmüller’s L'Arabesque in A minor they won’t be doing it soon.
 
Touch, pedalling, tone colours, chordal weight, articulation, these are all some of the many, many devices that Shehori will necessarily lead the learner to explore in these educational and captivating volumes.
 
Jonathan Woolf

Read more: http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2008/June08/shehori_108931.htm#ixzz4LfSQH9Fc

Mordecai Shehori, Piano

Johann Ladislas Dussek: Allegro in G Major

Ludwig van Beethoven: “Rage over a Lost Penny” Op. 129

Robert Schumann: The Prophet Bird
(From Forest Scenes, Op. 82)

Edvard Grieg: Papillon
(Butterfly, from Lyric Pieces, Op. 12)

John Field: Nocturne No. 5, in B-Flat Major

Claude Debussy: Arabesque No. 2, in G Major

Dmitri Kabalevsky: Having Fun
(From Op. 27)

CD 184
Mordecai Shehori, Piano

Learning by Example Series,
Vol. 4

(Recorded: June 2016, Las Vegas)

22 Works by 17 Composers that Pianists Young and Older Will Love to Study and Play

Johann Ladislas Dussek: Allegro in G Major

Anton Diabelli:
Bagatelle in C Major

Joseph Haydn:
“Gypsy Rondo” from Piano Trio Op. 39
(Transcription by Mordecai Shehori)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Gertrude’s Dream Waltz,(Attributed)

Ludwig van Beethoven:
“Rage over a Lost Penny” Op. 129

Robert Schumann:
Träumerei (Dreaming)
(From Scenes from Childhood, Op. 15)

Robert Schumann:
The Prophet Bird
(From Forest Scenes, Op. 82)

Edvard Grieg:
Papillon
(Butterfly, from Lyric Pieces, Op. 12)

Emil Waldteufel: The Skaters
(Transcription and variants by Mordecai Shehori)

John Field:
Nocturne No. 5, in B-Flat Major

Gabriel Fauré: Romance sans Paroles
(Romance Without Words) Op. 17, No. 2

Jules Massenet:
Melodie, Op. 10, No. 5

Claude Debussy: Clair de Lune (Moonlight)
(From Suite Bergamasque)

Claude Debussy: Arabesque No. 1, in E Major

Claude Debussy: Arabesque No. 2, in G Major

Claude Debussy: Rêverie
(Pleasant Dreamlike Thoughts)

Anton Rubinstein: Romance
in E-Flat Major, Op. 44

Isaac Albéniz: Malagueňa

Enrique Granados:
Spanish Dance, Op. 5, No. 5

Alexander Scriabin: Album Leaf,
Op. 45, No. 1        

Dmitri Kabalevsky: Having Fun
(From Op. 27)

Scott Joplin: The Cascades

Total playing time: 70:33

Price: $13.50

 
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