Daniel Gottlob Turk (1750-1813), who held the post of director of music at Halle University, was responsible for the most influential keyboard tutor of its day, the monumental Klavierschule. He also wrote these two books of practical pieces to accompany it. Progressing from the simplest two-part pieces to more complex works practising various aspects of technique, the albums provide excellent teaching material for the early grades.
A cheerful spirit: No. 27 ; A firm, manly character: No. 39 ; A kind man: No. 13 ; A light song: No. 44 ; A nice man: No. 7 ; A soft-hearted man: No. 12 ; As it really should be: No. 18 ; As it really shouldn't be: No. 36 ; Ballet: No. 19 ; Carefree happiness: No. 32 ; Carefree Johnny: No. 4 ; Childhood years: No. 16 ; Children's ballad: No. 10 ; Clap your hands and whirl around: No. 51 ; Contentment: No. 23 ; Cradle Song: No. 5 ; Crossing hands: No. 46 from 60 Pieces for Aspiring Players, Book 1 ; Do not weep, we'll meet again: No. 59 ; Folk-tune: No. 20 ; For practising thirds and sixths: No. 31 ; For the fingers: No. 60 ; For the ladies: No. 52 ; Four clubs? - Pass!: No. 30 ; German song: No. 26 ; Grief and comfort: No. 55 ; He who happy is, is king: No. 58 ; Horns and their echo: No. 24 ; I am so dull and ill: No. 9 ; I shall be happy, so happy today: No. 49 ; In mourning: No. 33 ; In the present style: No. 54 ; Infantry March: No. 34 ; Innocence: No. 17 ; It's always hard to begin: No. 1 ; Keenness: No. 11 ; Lazybones: No. 2 ; Like a solemn and dignified chorale: