The Rhapsodies, Op. 79, for piano were written by Johannes Brahms in 1879 during his summer stay in Pörtschach, when he had reached the maturity of his career.
The Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, was composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky between November 1874 and February 1875. It was revised in the summer of 1879 and again in December 1888.
Ludwig van Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, Op. 56, more commonly known as the Triple Concerto, was composed in 1803 and later published in 1804 under Breitkopf & Härtel.
The Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 is Bach first harpsichord concerto. Like the other harpsichord concertos, it is generally believed to be a transcription of a lost concerto composed in Cöthen or Weimar and many scholars suggested that the original melody instrument was probably the violin.
Scherzo No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, op. 31, by Frédéric Chopin was composed and published in 1837, and was dedicated to Countess Adèle Fürstenstein. Schumann compared this scherzo to a Byronic poem, so overflowing with tenderness, boldness, love and contempt.
4th piece from Book II, Der Zauberlehrling (The Sorcerer’s Apprentice) is Ligeti’s Etude No 10 for piano and is dedicated to the French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard. György Ligeti composed a cycle of 18 études for solo piano between 1985 and 2001.
The Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54 was completed in the year 1845 and is the only piano concerto written by the German Romantic composer Robert Schumann. The work was premiered in Dresden on December 4, 1845.
The Piano Concerto No. 2 was written by Tchaikovsky in 1879–1880 and dedicated to Nikolai Rubinstein, who had insisted he be allowed to perform it at the premiere as a way of making up for his harsh criticism of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto.
Chopin’s Berceuse, Op. 57, is a lullaby to be played on the piano. He composed it in 1843/44 as variations in D-flat major. Frédéric Chopin originally called his work Variantes.
The Waltz No 6 in D-flat major, (Op. 64, No. 1), popularly known as the Minute Waltz or Valse du petit chien, (The Little Dog Waltz), was dedicated by Frédéric Chopin to the Countess Delfina Potocka.