Could I have some recommendations for piano music? I had played piano for pretty long time but stopped when I went to college. Now I’m picking it back up and would love some recommendations. Here’s an idea of my ability level: Rondo Alla Turca by Mozart was the last real piece I played, but in coming back to it is not particularly difficult. I’m currently working on Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in C# minor, and it is pretty difficult, but manageable. That’s about the level that I’m thinking of for recommendations.I was thinking about some Chopin, but I’m not sure which pieces I’m ready for yet. I’m open to whatever, even pieces that might not be considered “classical.”
Download digital sheet music: Fugue in D Major – Schumann and play it off-line
Chopin Prelude in C minor. my freind calles it the dead church song, but every body loves it! lots of chords!
First of all, I would NOT recommend the Beethoven Appasionata Sonata if you are calling the Rachmaninoff C# minor Prelude pretty difficult, as one of the earlier answerers recommended. I would start with easier Beethoven sonatas, such as the earlier F Major Sonata.For Baroque, have you tried any of the 2 part inventions? As far as Chopin is concerned, the A Major Polonaise would be a good piece for you right now, as well as the Db Major Prelude (Raindrop).A good contemporary piece(s) would be the Villa-Lobos Prole do Bebe. It’s a group of 8 pieces that are fantastic.Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.
If you enjoyed Alla turca, then you’ll probably enjoy also Haydn’s Gypsy Rondo. Also, have a look at Beethoven – the Bagatelles and the Ecossaises.As for Chopin, try reading the Nocturnes, the Waltzes and the Preludes. You will definitely find some that you like and can play. best luck
Baroque: Bach preludes and fugues (if those are too difficult back up to the Inventions)Classical: Mozart wrote sonatas at pretty much every level. Find one that seems manageable. Beethoven wrote many dances and shorter pieces that are well within your ability level. Haydn and Mendelssohn might also be good choices.Romantic: Schumann wrote lots of shorter pieces, all the way from “Album for the Young” up through “Papillons”. Schubert wrote lots of waltzes and other short pieces. Chopin is pretty accessible in the shorter works.Modern: Ginastera, Bartok, Scriabin, Kabalevsky all have short, accessible works.It’s fairly easy to find pieces of any level by any composer if you have enough sheet music lying around! 😉
You could try :Minute waltz/valse (Chopin)Beethoven’s Moonlight sonata (3rd movement)Beethoven’s Apassionata sonata(3rd movement)Valse in c sharp minor (Chopin)
Assuming you can play the Rachmaninoff fairly well.Chopin: Mazurkas, Waltzes, NocturnesSchumann: Papillions, Scenes from Childhood, Arabesque, 8th NovelleteSchubert: Impromptus, earlier sontasBrahms: Op. 10 BalladesLiszt: ConsolationsHaydn: Any of the last 6 sonatas (really, any sonata)Beethoven: Op. 31 No.1, 2, or 3, Op. 10 no. 3, Op. 13, Op. 2 no. 1, Op. 2 no. 3, Op. 49 no. 2, possibly others.don’t try Appassionata yet.Bach: Preludes and Fugues, either bookDebussy: PreludesMendelssohn: Songs Without WordsMozart: Sonatas, Fantasy K. 475, maybe the Gluck variations.Also, may I suggest another Rachmaninoff Prelude? C# minor is great, and very popular, but there are 23 other preludes that are stunning, and most are much better than the C# minor (in my opinion). I’d suggest Gb major, b minor, G# minor, F# minor, D major, Eb major. These are all manageable, each a bit harder than C# minor, but not insane like F minor or Bb major or C minor.Good luck!
River Flows In You! by Yiruma it’s absolutely the most beautifulest piano Piece I have ever heard! I think you should learn it 🙂
can somebody give me a list of best classical music ever? i have vivaldi bethoveen, but can somebody give me a list of classical music other than vivaldi and beethoven
Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff.I have a tendency to be rather fond of the Russians, lol. Gustav Holst is a great composer. For a very modern composer try the musical piece Tempered Steel by Charles Young. Giuseppe Verdi, if you don’t mind checking out a little opera.
I’m also fond of Russian composers, so I have to add Stravinsky and Rimsky-Korsakov.Other very well-known composers (not necessarily Russian) are Mozart, Debussy, Brahms, Mussorgsky, Haydn, Dvorak, Bartok, I’ll stop.Here’s some Rachmaninoff with a little Paganini: youtube.com/watch?v=z9Z-HCq5EeU
Here’s a list of very famous classical works composed between 1650 and 1950 (leaving Vivaldi and Beethoven out as requested and identifying 10 ‘really basic’ works marked with an *) you can use as a guide to a ”Basic Classical Music Library”.—–Baroque era (c. 1600-1750)—— Pachelbel: Canon in D major* Bach: 6 Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051- Bach: 4 Orchestral Suites, BWV 1066-1069- Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor for organ, BWV 565- Handel: Water Music- Handel: Music for the Royal Fireworks- Handel: Messiah (the ”Hallelujah” chorus in particular) —–Classical era (c. 1750-1800)—–* Mozart: ”Eine kleine Nachtmusik”, Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major, K. 525- Mozart: Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550- Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626* Haydn: Symphony No. 94 in G major ”The Surprise”—–Romantic era (c. 1800-1900)—— Paganini: Caprice No. 24 in A minor, Op. 1- Rossini: Overtures (William Tell, The Barber of Seville)* Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759 ”Unfinished Symphony”- Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique- Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64- Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90 ”Italian”* Chopin: Various piano works (Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat major, Op. 53 + Étude in C minor, Op. 10 No. 12 ”Revolutionary + Nocturne No.2 in E-flat major, Op. 9 No. 2, etc.)- Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54- Liszt: Various piano works (Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 + Liebestraum No. 3 + Transcendental Etudes, etc.)- Wagner: ”Ride of the Valkyries” from Die Walküre (+ Various orchestral excerpts from operas)* J. Strauss II: An der schönen blauen Donau (”Blue Danube Waltz), Op. 314 (+ Various waltzes)- Brahms: 21 Hungarian Dances (orchestrated)- Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (orchestrated by Ravel and original for solo piano)- Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker, Suite Op 71a* Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23- Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture- Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95 ”From the New World”* Rimsky-Korsakov: Sheherazade Op. 35- Mahler: Symphony No. 5- Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18- Holst: The Planets, Op. 32- Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune- Debussy: Clair de lune from Suite bergamasque for piano (+ Various piano works)—–Since 1900—— Schoenberg: Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21* Ravel: Boléro- Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring- Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26* Orff: Carmina Burana- Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue for piano and orchestra- Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47- Barber: Adagio for Strings, adapt. of String Quartet No. 2, Op.11, 2nd mvt.Best regards
Chopin- All of the Nocturnes, Waltzes, Scherzos, Etudes, and ConcertosRachmaninoff- Prelude in C# Minor and Piano Concerto 2Beethoven- The Sonatas, Rage Over A Lost Penny, Concertos (especially 3 and 5), Symphonies, and pretty much every thing elseBach- The Cantatas, Brandenburg Concertos, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Notebook for Anna Magdalena, and St Matthew PassionThis list is just off the top of my head, there’re many other great works.