'French Romantic Repertoire' introduces the pianist to a fascinating world of charm and sophistication%3b a music distinguished by its balance of logic and clarity with emotion. Here the piano works of the country's great masters including Debussy%2c Delibes%2c Massenet%2c Franck and Saint-Sa%ebns are brought together with lesser-known composers such as Godard%2c Alkan and Chausson.
Meticulously selected and edited%2c these books range from intermediate to moderately difficult. Stephen Coombs has established an enviable reputation as a player of romantic piano music%3b his numerous recordings for Hyperion records have been met with terrific acclaim. Also edited by Stephen Coombs are the two volumes of Russian Romantic Repertoire.