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 solo guitar piece with hugely Hispanic and Latin overtones. This habanera, (or dance of Havana), has a wonderful swaying theme which transports you to exotic places and bars. Great for travel sequences.
This gavotte, (French folk dance), for guitar is playful and buoyant. You can visualise the dancers from years gone by having fun at gatherings and parties. Fun and celebratory.
Quick, joyous and celebratory, this Rondo from Piano Sonata No. 11 is one of Mozart's best known piano pieces and has been used in many film, TV and media productions requiring a fast paced and up-tempo soundtrack.
Short and sweet, this uplifting and delicate solo classical guitar piece is beautifully light and melodic. Airy and graceful, it is the perfect track for romantic encounters and serenading your loved one.
A classical guitar study that is subtle, calm yet emotional and thought provoking. A simple melody is accompanied by a repetitive arpeggio which moves the piece along at a constant pace.
Chopin composed many mazurkas, (a Polish folk dance), and this is one of his most familiar. Not too fast, but swirling and with a light playfulness, it has a calmer interlude before resuming the dance.
Delicate lullaby for piano written by Chopin as variations on a theme. It showcases the inventiveness of the composer as ideas evolve. Lose yourself in this sweet and mellow composition.
Instantly recognizable, this beautiful work by Debussy is calm and soothing yet is intensely emotional in places. French for 'moonlight', this track is relaxing, reflective and simply delightful.
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.
One of Chopin's twenty four preludes which starts very quietly. A note repeats like the pitter-patter of raindrops. A more intense section rises like a heavy storm shower before fading away to leave us with the soft sound of the light raindrops again.
Dancing melodies bounce and sparkle in this glorious waltz for piano. A calmer section allows you to get your breath back before reverting to its sprightly and up-tempo feeling.
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').
The third in a series of highly expressive and free-flowing compositions by Satie is again at a slow pace like the first one. This gives the track a sombre and hypnotic quality. Creates an almost haunting atmosphere.