Fast tempo is a fascinating phenomenon people are not immune to. The childish joy of fast movement, of testing one's limits and possibilities as well as of playing with time nurtures our pleasure in fast tempos. In her most recent anthology in the Piano Classics series, the successful piano educationalist Monika Twelsiek examines the phenomenon of fast tempo, presenting 40 fast and wild, rousing and virtuoso, turbulent and bold, dynamic and risky, brilliant and splendid pieces through all epochs – from the Baroque to the modern era. The pieces not only hone the pianistic skills, rather each piece is an individual work of art with high artistic demand. Challenging the tempo-loving pianist, the large number of etudes, scherzos, variations and very lively character pieces are a treasure trove for piano lessons.