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Essential Piano - The Ultimate Piano Collection

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante"
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Liszt, Franz : Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172
>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>Rubinstein, Anton : Melodie
>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Schubert, Franz : Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
>Debussy, Claude : Children's Corner
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptu in G flat major, D 899, no 9
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i)
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Sinding, Christian : Rustle of Spring (Fruhlingsrauchen), for piano, Op. 32/3
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
>Fauré, Gabriel : Nocturne for Piano no 1 in E flat minor, Op. 33 no 1
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102
>Albéniz, Isaac : Suite espanola no 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: I. Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 :: Aria
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1741

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 :: II. Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Zoltan Kocsis (Piano)
  • Conductor: Edo De Waart
  • Running Time: 10 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante"
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831-1832

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
  • Performer: Radu Lapu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Liszt, Franz : Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172
  • Performer: Jorge Bolet (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849-1850

>Satie, Erik : Gnossienne no 1
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1888

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 :: II. Adagio
  • Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
  • Conductor: Colin Davis
  • Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Jesu, joy of man's desiring
  • Performer: Julius Katchen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 :: II. Andantino semplice
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Rubinstein, Anton : Melodie :: Melody in F, Op. 3 no 1
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1852

>Ravel, Maurice : Pavane pour une infante défunte
  • Performer: Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1899

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 :: II. Andante
  • Performer: Radu Lapu (Piano)
  • Conductor: Uri Segal
  • Running Time: 7 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Schubert, Franz : Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94
  • Performer: Radu Lapu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1823

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1810

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  • Performer: Jorge Bolet (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 :: II. Romance (excerpt)
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique" :: II. Adagio cantabile
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798

>Debussy, Claude : Children's Corner
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906-1908

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptu in G flat major, D 899, no 9
  • Performer: Radu Lapu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1827

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i) :: III. Rondo alla turca
  • Performer: Andras Schiff (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor" :: II. Adagio un poco mosso
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Sinding, Christian : Rustle of Spring (Frühlingsrauchen), for piano, Op. 32/3
  • Performer: Joseph Cooper (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1896

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 :: II. Andante
  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Nocturne for Piano no 1 in E flat minor, Op. 33 no 1
  • Performer: Pascal Rogé (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1875

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102 :: II. Andante
  • Performer: Cristina Ortiz (Piano)
  • Conductor: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Running Time: 7 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1957

>Isaac Albéniz (Composer) (1860 - 1909) : Suite española no 1, for piano, Op. 47, B. 7 :: Sevilla
  • Performer: Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541
  • Performer: Jorge Bolet (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850