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Sheet music for Jan Benda
Piano - Intermediate
Celebration Series. Composed by The Royal Conservatory Music Development Program. This edition: 2015 edition. Celebration Series. The Piano Repertoire books provide a representative collection of pieces from the Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and contemporary style periods. These volumes are the ultimate resource for examinations, recitals, festivals, competitions, auditions, and per. Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th century and 21st century. Method book & online audio. 56 pages. Published by The Frederick Harris Music Company (FH.C5R06).
Piano - Early Advanced; Intermediate; Late Intermediate
Intermediate to Early Advanced Works by 36 Composers. Edited by Maurice Hinson. Masterworks; Piano Collection. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Classical; Masterwork. Book. 248 pages. Alfred Music #00-14714. Published by Alfred Music (AP.14714).
The Gold Series. Composed by Various Artists. Essential Collection: Gold. Classical. Book Only. 158 pages. Chester Music #MUSCH70587. Published by Chester Music (HL.14010521).
Piano - Early Intermediate; Intermediate
Book 1. 24 Early Intermediate to Intermediate Piano Solos Reflecting Classical Society, Style and Musical Trends. By perf. Daniel Glover. Edited by Nancy Bachus. Graded Standard Repertoire; Masterworks; Piano Collection. The Spirit Series. Classical; Masterwork. Book and CD. 64 pages. Alfred Music #00-16720. Published by Alfred Music (AP.16720).
The Classical Piano: The Influence of Society, Style, and Musical trends on the Great Piano Composers
Piano solo - Difficulty: difficult
The Influence of Society, Style and Musical Trends on the Great Piano Composers. By perf. Daniel Glover. Edited by Nancy Bachus. Graded Standard Repertoire; Masterworks; Piano Collection. A History of Piano Masterworks. Classical Period. Collection. With performance CDs and historical background information. 128 pages. Alfred Music #00-26038. Published by Alfred Music (AP.26038).
Piano - Early Intermediate; Intermediate; Late Intermediate
Edited by Maurice Hinson. Masterworks; Piano Collection. World's Greatest. Form: Sonatina. Masterwork. Book. 132 pages. Alfred Music #00-4617. Published by Alfred Music (AP.4617).
Jan Benda wrote sonatas and concertos for the Violin, of which only three are said to have survived, in manuscript form.
Recording: Jan Benda’s Concerto in G major for Violin and Strings is recorded by “The Benda Musicians” on the Pantheon-CD no. D07167 entitled “Music of the Benda Family”, alongside works of both his brothers.
Jan Benda was the older brother of two more famous Bohemian composers, usually known in German — as in their time; Bohemians often “naturalized” their names when working abroad — as Franz (Frantisek) Benda, the eldest, and Georg Anton (in Czech Jiři Antonin) Benda, the benjamin of the family. Jan studied in Dresden, the capital of the Saxon electorate, and received violin lessons from his older brother Franz. The three Benda brothers all became members of the Prussian royal court orchestra, at Potsdam. Jan stayed there (since 1733?) till his early death (aged only 39).
[Based on the booklet written anonymously for the recording mentioned in the Music section, and his brothers’ entries in N. Slonimsky’s “The Concise Baker’s Biographical Dictionary of Musicians”, New York, NY, Schirmer Books, 8th edition, 1994.]