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.
Franz Liszt composed his Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, S.124 over a 26-year period; the main themes date from 1830, while the final version is dated 1849.
Baba Yaga, The Hut on Hen’s Legs, is the ninth piece of Pictures of an Exhibition, a suite of ten pieces (plus a recurring, varied Promenade) composed for piano by Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky.
The Gnossiennes are several piano compositions written by the French composer Erik Satie in the late 19th century. The Gnossienne No 1 is the first of the Three Gnossiennes composed around 1890 and first published in 1893.
The Piano Concerto No 9 “Jenamy” (often incorrectly nicknamed “Jeunehomme”) in E-Flat Major, K. 271, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was written in Salzburg in 1777, when Mozart was 21 years old.
The Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16, composed by Edvard Grieg in 1868, was the only concerto Grieg completed. It is one of his most popular works and is among the most popular of all piano concerti.
The Piano Sonata No 31 in A-Flat Major, Op. 110, by Ludwig van Beethoven was composed in 1821. It is the central piano sonata in the group of three (Op 109, 110, 111) which he wrote between 1820 and 1822, and the thirty-first of his published piano sonatas.
Nocturne No. 13 is part of Nocturnes, Op. 48, a set of two nocturnes written by Chopin in 1841 and published the following year in 1842. They are dedicated to Mlle. Laure Duperré.
Franz Liszt wrote drafts for his Concerto for Piano No. 2 in A Major, S.125, during his virtuoso period, in 1839 to 1840. He then put away the manuscript for a decade. When he returned to the concerto, he revised and scrutinized it repeatedly.
The Études-Tableaux (“study pictures”), Op. 33, is the first of two sets of piano études composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff. They were intended to be “picture pieces”, essentially “musical evocations of external visual stimuli”.