The Hungarian Dance No. 1 is the first of the 21 Hungarian Dances (German: Ungarische Tänze) composed by Johannes Brahms, based mostly on Hungarian themes and completed in 1869.
The Piano Concerto No 2 in F Minor, Op. 21, was composed by Chopin in 1829. Chopin wrote the piece before he had finished his formal education, at around 20 years of age.
Scriabin’s Etude in C-Sharp Minor was written in 1887, when the composer was just 15 years old. It was the first of the Three Pieces, Op. 2, and was one of Alexander Scriabin’s earliest successes.
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 Fantasie was written by Schumann in 1836 and revised prior to publication in 1839, when it was dedicated to Franz Liszt. It is generally described as one of Schumann’s greatest works for solo piano, and is one of the central works of the early Romantic period.
Chopin’s Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52, was composed in 1842 in Paris and Nohant and revised in 1843. The work was dedicated to Baroness Rothschild, wife of Nathaniel de Rothschild.
Gretchen am Spinnrade (Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel), Op. 2, D 118, is a Lied composed by Franz Schubert using the text from Part One, scene 18 of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Faust.
Fantasia No. 2 in C Minor, K. 396/385f is a fragment of a violin sonata composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in Vienna in August or September 1782.
Sheep may safely graze (German: Schafe können sicher weiden) is a soprano aria by Johann Sebastian Bach setting words by Salomon Franck. The piece was written in 1713.
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor is the second in a set of 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies by composer Franz Liszt, and is by far the most famous of the set. Liszt was strongly influenced by the music heard in his youth, particularly Hungarian folk music, with its unique gypsy scale.