Bristling with energy, this lively waltz for solo piano surges with huge confidence and presence. Requires great skill from the performer to keep up with the pace. Regarded by some as the first of Chopin's waltzes to be published.
A piano solo that starts peacefully and delicately before rising to an emotional crescendo, then dropping back to a serene finish. An atmospheric piece that showcases Chopin's mastery of the piano.
A serene start with beautiful melodies produces a sentimental and loving atmosphere. This contrasts with the more upbeat, almost dance-like passage which in turns into a dramatic, powerful and forceful section before returning to a calm ending.
Beautiful melodies glide with effortless grace at the start of this famous Chopin piano solo. It becomes more intense before a soft ending.
The most famous of Liszt's Liebestraums. A popular melody which flows along with grace and elegance. Widely used in advertising. This loving and emotional piece is perfect for giving an emotional and intense sensitivity to all projects and productions.
Slow and grave, ('Lent et grave'), the third Gymnopodie is perhaps the most heartbreaking. The whole ambience is punctuated by mournful melodies that have become so popular in modern productions.
A wonderful staccato performance is required to play this piece composed by Spanish classical guitarist Fernando Sor. Rigid and with a military feel, this piece marches off with confidence and positivity.
A fast, dramatic and energetic end to the famous Moonlight Sonata, presto agitato - which means fast, in a hurry and agitated. The pianist gives a fantastic rendition of this high tempo work. Piano Sonata No. 14 Opus 27 No. 2.
The second Gnossienne has the instruction, 'avec étonnement', (with astonishment), to instruct the player to play slightly faster than the other two pieces. Still has lots of space and freedom of expression.
The first of Liszt's Liebestraums, (Dreams of love), is a delicate and tender piece. Always light and very spacious it sets the tone for the three works as a whole. Wonderful for romantic segments, weddings and nostalgic memories.
One of the most famous pieces of music for solo piano. Despite having the instruction, 'Lent et douloureux', (slow and painfully), this track is referred to for calm, relaxing and meditative purposes. Atmospheric and ambient.
A typical baroque style piece. This was originally written by J. S. Bach as one of the movements in a suite composed for the lute. Popular with classical guitarists, it has a very rhythmical, almost march-like feel.
Gymnopodie No. 2 has an aura of sombreness about it. 'Lent et triste', (slow and sad), is the instruction to the player. Very atmospheric with a feeling of calm resignation. Huge amounts of space in the composition for thoughtful reflection.
An emotional and complex piano solo which is alleged to be Chopin's attempt to reflect his unhappiness in Vienna. It has been widely used in films, (such as 'The Pianist'), and even in video games, 'Fallout 4').
Delicate and tender, this beautiful track conveys a longing hopefulness with a slight melancholic tinge. Slow and graceful, this was the very first work in the 'Lyric Pieces' first book by Grieg who regarded it as one of his finest melodies.