Music by Classical Music for Media

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0:00 5:02
The first movement of this instantly recognisable piano sonata starts off quietly to set a calm, delicate and slightly melancholic tone. As the emotions rise and fall, the intensity swells and diminishes gracefully. Piano Sonata No. 14 Opus 27 No. 2.

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Medium

0:00 4:29
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.

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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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Medium

0:00 1:18
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.

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0:00 2:11
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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Medium

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 5:40
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.

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Medium

0:00 3:01
Joyous upbeat waltz for solo classical guitar written around 90 years before a few bars of it became the most popular ringtone in history when used by Nokia in the 1990a.

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Medium

0:00 5:19
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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Medium

0:00 9:10
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').

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Medium

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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Slow

0:00 2:36
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.

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Slow

0:00 2:04
Sad and devoid of hope, this Chopin composition was played at his own funeral. It has been popular in recent film and TV productions including 'The Pianist' and 'The West Wing'.

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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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Medium

0:00 1:57
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.