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Ron McFarland, a protege of the legendary Ethel Leginska in Los Angeles, made his successful Los Angeles piano debut as a teenager with the Leginska Little Symphony.  Critically acclaimed as pianist, composer and teacher, he studied composition with the great Arnold Schoenberg at his famed Brentwood, California studio and continued his studies in orchestration with David Sheinfeld in San Francisco

The seven Preludes here are taken from a suite of 24 character pieces in major and minor keys from original material using a musical characteristic or style of each composer.  They are presented for your enjoyment while you visit our Quintessential Language Web Site.  These Preludes pay homage to Ron McFarland's favorite 19th Century composers and 20th Century composers.  

Depending upon your system, it may take a few minutes to download.        Eliano Lust, Piano

Andante assai Prokofieff

Andantino Stravinsky

L'istesso tempo Stravinsky

Rolly Roll Rag Joplin

Valse Tempo Joplin

Allegro appasionato Chopin