Volume/Series: Barenreiter’s Sassmannshaus
Product Format: Performance score(s), Part(s)
Instrumentation: Violin, Piano (Violin (2))
These two collections (BA 9668, BA 9669) give young students and teachers a rich selection of recital pieces, either to complement the Sassmannshaus “Early Start on the Violin” method or to play independently from it. As all the pieces are written entirely in first position, they can be used after just a few months of lessons.
The piano part may be played by the teacher or an advanced student. As an alternative, the accompaniment can be played by a second violin.
All the pieces are available in exemplary recordings on YouTube.
From the contents of Volumes 1 and 2:
Nursery rhymes, folksongs but also less well-known gems, as well as original pieces by the editors, all precisely tailored to meet the needs of young students.
– New recital pieces for the tried and trusted Sassmannshaus violin method
– All pieces written in first position
– With a second violin part for duet performance
– Available in freely accessible recordings on YouTube
Kurt Sassmannshaus, the editor of a great many string editions in the Bärenreiter catalogue, continues the tradition founded by his father Egon Sassmannshaus in the “Early Start” string methods. He developed these two new editions together with his wife Melissa Lusk and his son Christoph Sassmannshaus.
Carrie William Krogman (1860-1943) was the daughter of an organist and a bedding manufacturer in Boston, MA. We know very little about her life beyond the little that can be pieced together from public census records and her charming compositions.
She was married in 1879 at the age of 19 to Washington Libby Krogman an accountant. Washington died in 1894 at the young age of 35 leaving Carrie to raise three children on her own. (Bertrand W Krogman 1880-1972, Harold W Krogman b.1884, and Pauline Elise Krogman b.1892)
Carrie was an extremely prolific composer writing hundreds of pieces for piano instruction and many songs. She composed with various pseudonyms most often Paul Ducelle, Karl Kleber, and Victor Hope. When she used her own name she only used her initials, C. W. Krogmann. She used a double n to the end of her name to appear more German and only used her initials to appear less female. She published under the names C. W. Krogmann and Paul Ducelle with the B. F. Wood publishing company (Boston) between 1896-1919. She used the name Karl Kleber with the Oliver Ditson Company also of Boston between the years 1904-1912. She used the name Victor Hope and C. W. Krogmann with Schirmer from 1920-1939. Schirmer bought the rights to her work and republished many of her compositions in the 1920’s.
The titles in our collection, The Pony Race, The Robin’s Lullaby, and The Little Prince are from her “Zephyrs from Melodyland” published in 1901 by B. F. Wood for piano.
Similar editions are in preparation for the cello.
Publisher Item Number: BA 9668