Piano Music CDs
for the piano can be tricky, to say the least. Usually, the questions
that go through an over-tired composer’s mind are, “What’s
my style of writing? How can my piano compositions express me? How
can me be me? Why me speak like this?” The answers to
some of these questions can be found in the rest of this article
(and in a good night’s sleep).
and listening to a variety of composers can help you in finding
a style of your own. Composers with unique styles include J.S.
Bach, who wrote music in a highly contrapuntal way, and in an
era where music had energy and vitality (Baroque
piano works were written in the classical period, which focused
on refinement and beauty in music
expanded these forms and opened the door to the lush Romantic era.
He also wrote his thirty-two piano sonatas, often referred to as
the New Testament of piano
’s forty-eight preludes and fugues were considered
the Old Testament).
was arguably the most influential piano composer of the past. His
style was unmistakably original and his understanding of piano technique
remains unequalled to present day.
twentieth century included important piano repertoire from impressionist
composers. Wonderful examples of this style of music can be found
in the piano works of Debussy
is an important element in understanding piano writing style. Here
is a wide selection of piano music from different eras, as played
by some of the top artists in music recording history.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Complete Piano Sonatas and Variations
van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Piano Sonatas Nos. 17, 18, 26
Pollini 2 (II) (Great Pianists of the Century series) - Chopin (2
4 Ballades, 4 Scherzi / Ashkenazy
Berman plays Franz Liszt
Works for Solo Piano
The Complete Music for Piano
Piano Concertos Nos. 1 - 4
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Lortie Plays Ravel's Complete Works for Solo Piano
Magic of Horowitz [CDs+DVD]
Uchida - Great Pianists of 20th Century
Pollini I (Great Pianists of the Century) - Chopin / Debussy / Liszt
/ Schumann / Stravinsky / Webern (2 CDs)
Berman Edition (Box Set)
Prokofiev, Webern, etc / Maurizio Pollini
plays Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 5 / Piano Sonata No. 8
Sonata No.7/Toccata, Op.11/Barber: Sonata, Op.26/Kabalevsky: Sonata
No.3/Fauré: Nocturne No.13/Poulenc: Pr