This anthology is not in fact a teaching tool, but can be used to complement a piano method. It contains pieces which were especially composed for piano duet, and arrangements of compositions in different styles from various epochs. Belaieff has always considered its vocation to be a publisher of Russian music, and so in this volume works by Russian composers take pride of place. The notation as a piano duet score makes it easier for the players to understand the music and grasp the pieces as a whole. The anthology is suitable for those who have been studying the piano for up to five years. The pieces have been supplied with fingerings where necessary, and arranged in increasing order of difficulty. The edition was compiled and edited by Julia Suslin, the arranger and editor of the popular 'Russian Piano Method' published by Sikorski.