Music by Classical Music for Media

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0:00 1:41
This Chopin prelude has the nickname, 'Funeral March', although it isn't the tune we associate with his piano sonata No. 2 third movement. However; this is strident and morose with its block chords in a minor key.

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0:00 2:15
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.

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0:00 5:20
Beautiful melodies glide with effortless grace at the start of this famous Chopin piano solo. It becomes more intense before a soft ending.

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0:00 3:22
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.

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Medium

0:00 1:34
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.

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0:00 2:54
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.

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0:00 4:34
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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0:00 3:33
A tender start to this lovely piano solo. The middle section rises with increasing emotion before settling down with the piece ending very much as it had started in a calm and peaceful way.

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0:00 6:36
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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0:00 6:49
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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Medium

0:00 2:56
The start to this Chopin waltz is elegant and almost sedate. But then the contrast is shown by very fast sections that leave you whirling and spinning with delight.

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0:00 6:38
A bold introduction disguises the delicate melodies of this menuetto. Punctuated by light, dancing themes, this is a positive and confident second movement to Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11.

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0:00 2:10
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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0:00 1:51
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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0:00 3:09
Popular and amusing, this piano solo by Dvorak is the most famous of his '8 Humoresques'. A loose and flowing track which has been used in many humorous settings. Great for conveying a little comical, witty or satirical feeling.