Piano Music by Women Composers

SBO Staff • News • April 3, 2023

2-Book Set Edited by Immanuela Gruenberg, Published by Hal Leonard

Hal Leonard is proud to announce the publication of Piano Music by Women Composers, Books One and Two. Edited by Immanuela Gruenberg, these two volumes contain 30-40 works each from a total of 21 composers.

When Gruenberg set out to compile these collections, she searched for the following: beautiful, interesting compositions that students will love playing, teachers will love teaching, and audiences will appreciate while showcasing as many female composers as possible.

Book 1 features 40 upper elementary to early intermediate level pieces and Book 2 features 30 intermediate to upper intermediate level pieces. Both books include short bios about each composer as well as a preface by the editor. The featured composers range from those whose names and music have stood the test of time and are familiar to many, as well as many more whose names might be familiar, but their music is not.

Composers include: Amy Beach, Mélanie Bonis, Cécile Chaminade, Fredrikke Egeberg, Louise Farrenc, Emma Hartmann, Cécile Hartog, Marie Jaëll, Natalia Janotha, Josephine Lang, Kate Loder, Marianna Martines, Emilie Mayer, Fanny Mendelssoh, Adele Aus Der Ohe, Fanny Scholfield Petrie, Delphine Von Schauroth, Clara Schumann, Anna Stubenberg, Marie Szymanowska, and Stephanie Vraabely.

Immanuela Gruenberg is an active recitalist, chamber pianist, teacher and editor. She has presented workshops, master classes and lectures on piano performance, piano literature and pedagogy. A teacher of award-winning students, Dr. Gruenberg was a teaching assistant at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, a faculty member of the Music Teachers’ College in Tel Aviv and the Levine School of Music in Washington, DC, and maintains an independent studio in Potomac, Maryland. She has edited and recorded performances for many books in the Schirmer Performance Editions series.

Piano Music by Women Composers Books 1 and 2 retail for $19.99. It is available at halleonard.com and music stores everywhere.

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