La plus que lente (The more than slow) is a waltz for solo piano written by Claude Debussy in 1910. The piece debuted at the New Carlton Hotel in Paris, where it was transcribed for strings and performed by the popular ‘gipsy’ violinist, Léoni.
Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83 (1942) (occasionally called the “Stalingrad”) is the second of the three “War Sonatas” written by Sergei Prokofiev. The sonata was first performed on 18 January 1943 in Moscow by Sviatoslav Richter.
La Cathédrale engloutie (The Submerged Cathedral) is a prelude written by the French composer Claude Debussy for solo piano. It was published in 1910 as the tenth prelude in Debussy’s first of two volumes of twelve piano preludes each.
The Toccata in D Minor Op. 11 for solo piano was written by Sergei Prokofiev in 1912 and debuted by the composer on December 10, 1916 in Petrograd.
Scarbo is the third and last movement from Gaspard de la Nuit, Trois poèmes pour piano d’après Aloysius Bertrand, a suite of piano pieces by Maurice Ravel, written in 1908. The work was premiered in Paris, on January 9, 1909, by Ricardo Viñes.
4th piece from Book I, Fanfares is Ligeti’s Etude No 4 for piano and is dedicated to the German pianist Volker Banfield. György Ligeti composed a cycle of 18 études for solo piano between 1985 and 2001.
The Piano Sonata No 6 in A Major, Op. 82 (1940) is a sonata in four movements for solo piano by Sergei Prokofiev, the first of the Three War Sonatas.
Piano Sonata No 8 in B-Flat Major, Op. 84 (1944) is a sonata for solo piano composed by Sergei Prokofiev, the third of the Three War Sonatas. The sonata was first performed on 30 December 1944 in Moscow by the Russian pianist Emil Gilels.
Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major was composed between 1929 and 1931. The concerto is in three movements and was deeply infused with jazz idioms and harmonies, which, at the time, were highly popular in Paris as well as the United States, where Ravel was traveling on a piano tour.
Trois mouvements de Petrushka is an arrangement for piano of music from the ballet Petrushka by the composer Igor Stravinsky for the pianist Arthur Rubinstein.