Pianist and pedagogue Dr. Matthew Edwards has edited this new volume in the Schirmer Performance Library. Czerny's studies in opus 849 provide a convenient bridge between the Practical Method for Beginners, Op. 599 and The School of Velocity, Op. 299. The studies are presented as legitimate literature, emphasizing their musical potential, in conjunction with their technical benefit. Included is a complete CD with all the works in the collection, performed by Dr. Edwards.