Chopin Prelude No 8, in F sharp minor, counters the calm simplicity of the seventh with a broad stream of sonority of peculiar beauty, diffused in rising and falling waves of airy figuration. Among its admirers was Witold Lutosławski, who called it a ‘wonder’.
Chopin Prelude No 4 in E minor is one of the 24 preludes opus 28 for piano. By Chopin request, this piece was played at his own funeral, along with Mozart’s Requiem.
Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, Op. posth. 66 was composed in 1834 and dedicated to Julian Fontana, who published the piece after Frédéric Chopin’s death, despite the composer request not to do so.
In the Prelude No 9 in E major we hear the gravity of loftiness and depth. It is often called a march-hymn prelude, and it does indeed display hymn-like elements and a gravity and sublimity of character.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s so famous Chaconne, the greatest structure for solo violin that exists (Yehudi Menuhin), is the 5th and last movement from his Partita for Violin No 2, in D minor.
Franz Liszt‘s Transcendental Etude No. 4 in D minor, Mazeppa, is the fourth Transcendental Étude, published in 1852. This complex and virtuosic staple of the Romantic Era repertoire was inspired by Victor Hugo‘s …
The Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43, is a concertante work for solo piano and symphony orchestra composed by Sergei Rachmaninoff. It closely resembling a piano concerto, albeit …
Trois mouvements de Petrouchka is an arrangement for piano of music from the ballet Petrushka by the composer Igor Stravinsky for the pianist Arthur Rubinstein. Stravinsky is very explicit in stating that …
Chopin’s Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, Op. posth. 66, is a solo piano composition. It was composed in 1834 and dedicated to Julian Fontana, who published the piece despite Frédéric Chopin’s request not to do so.
The Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60 is a piece for solo piano by Frédéric Chopin, composed between autumn of 1845 and summer 1846, three years before his death.