The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works

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The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works

2013

The piano has inspired many of the greatest compositional works in the Western concert repertoire: extraordinary pieces celebrated for their compositional mastery, emotional impact, and their creative use of the instrument. In...

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Robert Greenberg Ph.D.

In This Series

Piano Starts Here!
Episode 1
Piano Starts Here!
J. S. Bach—The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One
Episode 2
J. S. Bach—The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book One
J. S. Bach—Goldberg Variations
Episode 3
J. S. Bach—Goldberg Variations
Mozart—Piano Sonata in C Minor, K. 457
Episode 4
Mozart—Piano Sonata in C Minor, K. 457
Beethoven—The Appassionata Sonata
Episode 5
Beethoven—The Appassionata Sonata
Beethoven—Diabelli Variations, Op. 120
Episode 6
Beethoven—Diabelli Variations, Op. 120
Schubert—Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-flat Major
Episode 7
Schubert—Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-flat Major
Chopin—Préludes, Op. 28
Episode 8
Chopin—Préludes, Op. 28
Chopin—Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23
Episode 9
Chopin—Ballade in G Minor, Op. 23
Schumann—Kreisleriana
Episode 10
Schumann—Kreisleriana
Liszt—Years of Pilgrimage
Episode 11
Liszt—Years of Pilgrimage
Liszt—Sonata in B Minor
Episode 12
Liszt—Sonata in B Minor
Brahms—Handel Variations, Op. 24
Episode 13
Brahms—Handel Variations, Op. 24
Brahms—Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118
Episode 14
Brahms—Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118
Mussorgsky—Pictures at an Exhibition
Episode 15
Mussorgsky—Pictures at an Exhibition
Debussy—“The Sunken Cathedral”
Episode 16
Debussy—“The Sunken Cathedral”
Debussy—Préludes, Book One
Episode 17
Debussy—Préludes, Book One
Albéniz—Iberia
Episode 18
Albéniz—Iberia
Ravel—Valses nobles et sentimentales
Episode 19
Ravel—Valses nobles et sentimentales
Scriabin—Piano Sonata No. 5
Episode 20
Scriabin—Piano Sonata No. 5
Rachmaninoff—Études-tableaux
Episode 21
Rachmaninoff—Études-tableaux
Prokofiev—Piano Sonata No. 7
Episode 22
Prokofiev—Piano Sonata No. 7
Copland—Piano Variations
Episode 23
Copland—Piano Variations
The A-List
Episode 24
The A-List