The Piano Player: Classical Tear-Jerkers presents 20 emotive pieces of classical music, designed to tug at the heart-strings, specially arranged for intermediate solo piano. Contents include Un bel di vedremo from ‘Madam  Butterfly’ by Puccini and Dido’s Lament by Purcell. The striking cover features Edward Bawden’s colour linocut  Aesop’s Fables: The Ant and the Grasshopper, 1970, and a double-side colour print provides the full artwork as a beautiful collectible. 

The Piano Player series includes several wonderful collections of some of the greatest classical music ever written,  specially arranged for the intermediate pianist, each with its own collectible pull-out poster of the stunning Edward Bawden cover artwork.

The Piano Player series got off to a strong start last year, but this volume is perhaps the best yet… Oozing class, and filled with such a good selection of high quality pieces and arrangements, it seems to me that Faber Music have gone to extra lengths to make this book a particularly rewarding one. There really is nothing to add, because this is a superb publication!   Andrew Eales,, June 2023