15 Virtuosic Etudes, "Per Aspera," Op. 72
Polish composer Moritz Moszkowski (1854-1925) wrote brilliant piano music similar to the early-Romantic style of Chopin, Mendelssohn and Schumann. Written for advancing pianists, each etude is a study in drama, mood and expression as well as finger technique. Hinson's edition contains a biographical sketch of the composer, a discussion of his style, and a helpful performance analysis of each etude.