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100 Best Piano Classics

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>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 20 in C sharp minor, KK IVa/16, CT. 127 (B. 49)
>Liszt, Franz : La Campanella II, etude for piano in G sharp minor (Grand Paganini Étude no 3), S. 141/3 (LW A173/3
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor Op. 14 no 2 'Moonlight'
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano in A K331
>Debussy, Claude : La fille aux cheveux de lin
>Schubert, Franz : Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Nyman, Michael [Piano] : The Heart Asks Pleasure First, song (for the film "The Piano")
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 30 in A major ("Frühlingslied"), Op. 62/6
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Rondo for Piano no 1 in D major, K 485
>Debussy, Claude : Arabesques (2) for Piano
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 26 in D K537 'Coronation
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante"
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
>Satie, Erik : La Belle excentrique
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 5 in G flat major, Op. 10/5, CT. 18
>Schumann, Robert : Fantasiestück ("Aufschwung"), for piano, Op. 12/2
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Andante and Rondo capriccioso in E major, Op. 14
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 21 in C Op. 53 'Waldstein'
>Liszt, Franz : Les jeux d'eaux à la Ville d'Este, for piano (Années III/4), S. 163/4 (LW A283/4)
>Ravel, Maurice : Gaspard de la nuit
>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 2 in F minor, Op. 31
>Satie, Erik : Le Piccadilly
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Invitation to the Dance, in D flat major J 260/Op. 65
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano in C K545
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor Op. 30
>Gershwin, George : Variations on "I got rhythm" for Piano and Orchestra
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne 1
>Debussy, Claude : Rêverie, for piano, L. 68
>Liszt, Franz : Un sospiro, for piano in D flat major (Grande études de concert no 3), S. 144/3 (LW A118/3)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C K467
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor Op. 31 'Pathétique'
>Godowsky, Leopold : Tango, contrapuntal arrangement for piano (after Albeniz's Op. 165/2)
>Liszt, Franz : Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 7 in A major, Op. 28/7, CT. 172
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations BWV988
>Schumann, Robert : Vogel als Prophet (Waldscenen, Op. 82/7)
>Debussy, Claude : Pagodes, for piano, L. 100/1
>Scriabin, Alexander : Nocturne for piano in D flat major (for left hand alone), Op. 9/2
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F Op. 102
>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 12 in C minor ("Revolutionary"), Op. 10/12, CT. 25
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat Op. 73 'Emperor'
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor Op. 16
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 3 in A major ("Military"), Op. 40/1, CT. 152
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor Op. 57 'Appassionata'
>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 46/B 78
>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Piano no 3
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor Op. 35
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/2
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor Op. 31 no 2 'Tempest'
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39
>Balakirev, Mily : Oriental Fantasy for Piano, Op. 18 "Islamey"
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor Op. 23
>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume, notturno for piano no 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor Op. 18
>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
>Debussy, Claude : Valse romantique, for piano, L. 71
>Ravel, Maurice : Jeux d'eau
>Liszt, Franz : Valse impromptu for Piano, S 213
>Brahms, Johannes : Waltz
>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Op. 43
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112
>Ravel, Maurice : Alborada del Gracioso, for orchestra
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 9/L 413
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Piece for piano in F major (K. 33b)
>Liszt, Franz : Trois Études de concert
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
>Debussy, Claude : Petite Suite
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in F minor Op. 11
>Badarzewska, Tekla : A Maiden's Prayer (Molitwa dziewicy) for piano, Op. 3 (or Op. 4)
>Dvorak, Antonin : Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen no 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772
>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430
>Daquin, Louis-Claude : Le Coucou, rondeau for harpsichord in E minor (Pièces de clavecin, Suite no 3)
>Mompou, Federico : Cançiones y danzas
>Debussy, Claude : Children's Corner
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 787
>Rubinstein, Anton : Melodies (2) for Piano, Op 3
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Seasons Op. 37
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, chorale prelude for organ (Schübler Chorale no 1), BWV 645 (BC K22
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Minuets (6) for piano (or orchestra), WoO 10
>Fauré, Gabriel : Dolly Suite Op. 56
>Schubert, Franz : Piano Quintet in A D667 'Trout'
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Notes & Reviews:

No musical instrument is quite as versatile as the piano, and this set presents 100 examples of its impressive range in classical music. Beethoven's Fur Elise, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Satie's Gymnopedie No. 1, and Bach's Goldberg Variations BWV 988 Aria are just some of the timeless works presented here, as performed by some of the world's best pianists. Anyone looking to build a classical music library with quality as well as quantity should consider this collection. knlfjkldf



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>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 20 in C sharp minor, KK IVa/16, CT. 127 (B. 49)
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Liszt, Franz : La Campanella II, etude for piano in G sharp minor (Grand Paganini Étude no 3), S. 141/3 (LW A173/3
  • Performer: André Watts (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor Op. 14 no 2 'Moonlight' :: I. Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
  • Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano in A K331 :: III. Rondo alla turca
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Debussy, Claude : La fille aux cheveux de lin
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910

>Schubert, Franz : Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1823

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  • Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Nyman, Michael [Piano] : The Heart Asks Pleasure First, song (for the film "The Piano")
  • Performer: Michael Nyman (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1843

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  • Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 30 in A major ("Frühlingslied"), Op. 62/6
  • Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 06/01/1842

>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
  • Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1834

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Rondo for Piano no 1 in D major, K 485
  • Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Debussy, Claude : Arabesques (2) for Piano
  • Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 26 in D K537 'Coronation :: I. Allegro (extract)
  • Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
  • Conductor: David Zinman
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1788

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante"
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831-1832

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue :: Extract
  • Performer: Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Piano)
  • Conductor: Wayne Marshall
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Satie, Erik : La Belle excentrique :: I. Grande Ritournelle
  • Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1920

>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 5 in G flat major, Op. 10/5, CT. 18
  • Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Schumann, Robert : Fantasiestück ("Aufschwung"), for piano, Op. 12/2
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Andante and Rondo capriccioso in E major, Op. 14
  • Performer: Helmut Roloff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 06/13/1830

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 21 in C Op. 53 'Waldstein' :: I. Allegro (extract)
  • Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1803-1804

>Liszt, Franz : Les jeux d'eaux à la Ville d'Este, for piano (Années III/4), S. 163/4 (LW A283/4)
  • Performer: André Watts (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Ravel, Maurice : Gaspard de la nuit :: I. Ondine
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908

>Fauré, Gabriel : Impromptu for piano no 2 in F minor, Op. 31
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1883

>Satie, Erik : Le Piccadilly
  • Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: circa 1904

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Invitation to the Dance, in D flat major J 260/Op. 65
  • Performer: Thierry Brunhoff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1819

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano in C K545 :: I. Allegro
  • Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1788

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor Op. 30 :: III. Allegro ma non troppo (extract)
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909

>Gershwin, George : Variations on "I got rhythm" for Piano and Orchestra
  • Performer: Wayne Marshall [Piano/Organ] (Piano)
  • Conductor: Wayne Marshall
  • Running Time: 8 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne 1
  • Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Debussy, Claude : Rêverie, for piano, L. 68
  • Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Liszt, Franz : Un sospiro, for piano in D flat major (Grande études de concert no 3), S. 144/3 (LW A118/3)
  • Performer: André Watts (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C K467 :: II. Andante
  • Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
  • Conductor: Bryden Thompson
  • Running Time: 5 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor Op. 31 'Pathétique' :: II. Adagio cantabile
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798

>Godowsky, Leopold : Tango, contrapuntal arrangement for piano (after Albeniz's Op. 165/2)
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1921

>Liszt, Franz : Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172
  • Performer: Tzimon Barto (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849-1850

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19
  • Performer: Daniel Adni (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1829-1830

>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 7 in A major, Op. 28/7, CT. 172
  • Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations BWV988 :: Aria
  • Performer: Maria Tipo (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Schumann, Robert : Vogel als Prophet (Waldscenen, Op. 82/7)
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848-1849

>Debussy, Claude : Pagodes, for piano, L. 100/1
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1903.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903

>Scriabin, Alexander : Nocturne for piano in D flat major (for left hand alone), Op. 9/2
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
  • Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F Op. 102 :: II. Adagio
  • Performer: Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
  • Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1957

>Chopin, Frédéric : Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57
  • Performer: Peter Donohoe (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844

>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 12 in C minor ("Revolutionary"), Op. 10/12, CT. 25
  • Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat Op. 73 'Emperor' :: III. Rondo
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: George Szell
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor Op. 16 :: I. Allegro molto moderato (extract)
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Conductor: Lovro Matacic
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 3 in A major ("Military"), Op. 40/1, CT. 152
  • Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor Op. 57 'Appassionata' :: III. Allegro ma non troppo - Presto
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1804-1805

>Dvorak, Antonin : Slavonic Dances (8) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 46/B 78
  • Performers: Michel Béroff (Piano); Jean-Phillipe Collard (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 :: Prelude in C
  • Performer: Edwin Fischer (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1722

>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Piano no 3 :: I. Allegretto
  • Performer: Peter Donohoe (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 7 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1945

>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor Op. 35 :: III. Marcia funebre
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Prelude for piano no 1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/2
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor Op. 31 no 2 'Tempest' :: I. Largo - Allegro
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Balakirev, Mily : Oriental Fantasy for Piano, Op. 18 "Islamey"
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1869

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an Exhibition :: The Great Gate of Kiev
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor Op. 23 :: I. Allegro non troppo e molto moderato (extract)
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume, notturno for piano no 3 in A flat major ("O Lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"), S. 541/
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor Op. 18 :: I. Moderato (extract)
  • Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
  • Conductor: Riccardo Muti
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Chopin, Frédéric : Prelude for piano no 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180
  • Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Debussy, Claude : Valse romantique, for piano, L. 71
  • Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1890

>Ravel, Maurice : Jeux d'eau
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1901

>Liszt, Franz : Valse impromptu for Piano, S 213
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1850

>Brahms, Johannes : Waltz
  • Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1865

>Rachmaninov, Sergey : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Op. 43 :: Variation no 18 Andante cantabile
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Conductor: Simon Rattle
  • Running Time: 2 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112
  • Performer: Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Ravel, Maurice : Alborada del Gracioso, for orchestra
  • Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 9/L 413
  • Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Piece for piano in F major (K. 33b)
  • Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1766

>Liszt, Franz : Trois Études de concert :: I. Valse oubliée
  • Performer: André Watts (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1848.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848

>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213
  • Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Debussy, Claude : Petite Suite :: II. En bateau
  • Performers: Michel Béroff (Piano); Jean-Phillipe Collard (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888-1889

>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in F minor Op. 11 :: I. Allegro maestoso (extract)
  • Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Charles Dutoit
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Badarzewska, Tekla : A Maiden's Prayer (Molitwa dziewicy) for piano, Op. 3 (or Op. 4)
  • Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1859

>Dvorak, Antonin : Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187
  • Performer: André Watts (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen no 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772
  • Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1710-1720

>Daquin, Louis-Claude : Le Coucou, rondeau for harpsichord in E minor (Pièces de clavecin, Suite no 3)
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1735

>Mompou, Federico : Cançiones y danzas :: no 1
  • Performer: Gonzalo Soriano (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918-1972

>Debussy, Claude : Children's Corner
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906-1908

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  • Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Three-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 787
  • Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Rubinstein, Anton : Melodies (2) for Piano, Op 3
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1852

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Seasons Op. 37 :: November
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : The Seasons Op. 37 :: June
  • Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1875-1876

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, chorale prelude for organ (Schübler Chorale no 1), BWV 645 (BC K22
  • Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1748-1749

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Minuets (6) for piano (or orchestra), WoO 10
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795

>Fauré, Gabriel : Dolly Suite Op. 56 :: Berceuse
  • Performers: Jean-Phillipe Collard (Piano); Bruno Rigutto (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893-1896

>Schubert, Franz : Piano Quintet in A D667 'Trout' :: IV. Theme & Variations
  • Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1819