Madeleine Curie compiles an exciting collection of Piano works along with theory exercises. The New Study of the Piano cannot be missed by aspiring pianists.
The second volume is made up of six chapters. These address elements of articulation, agility, nimbleness of the fingers, use of the thumb, independence of the fingers with held notes, wrist action, staccato from the hand, phrasing, extensions of intervals, double notes, chords, crossing of hands, as well as including studies and pre-composed works. Pieces by great composers are included, such as Tchaikovsky, Schubert, Haydn, Mozart, J.S. Bach and Schumann, among others. For all intermediate level pianists, Curie's compilation, The New Study of the Piano, Volume 2 is an exciting book to aid progression.