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Playful melodies begin this intensely moving work. Schumann keeps the emotions ebbing and flowing as the dynamics rise and fall in this deeply accomplished composition which was written when he was just 29 years old.

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Light, delicate and playful this was originally written for piano and has since become very popular with guitarists. Very much in a Spanish style it reflects on childhood with love and affection.

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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.

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Brooding and oozing passion, this cross between Spanish flamenco and classical styles is one of the most famous solo guitar pieces.

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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.

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Light and calm, this is a wonderful track for tender moments, romance, weddings, sentimental nostalgia and background music. This familiar piano solo by J. S. Bach is from the first book of 'The Well Tempered Clavier'.

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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.

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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.

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A waltz for solo piano which conjures up images of Paris and popular song around 1900. The title translates into, 'I Want You', and reflects the sentimental nature of the track. A wonderful backdrop for European productions.

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The second on Debussy's Arabesques is faster, brighter and more lively.

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One of sixteen waltzes by Brahms which shows a really soft and sentimental side. Graceful, dignified, noble, romantic.

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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.

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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.

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The minor key of this waltz gives the piece a melancholic, almost sad feel. The soloist plays at a medium tempo without straying too far from the initial melody, then a more optimistic section lifts the gloom before it returns to melancholy to finish.

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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.