Best of Classics for Intermediate Piano published by Santorella Publications is a collection of intermediate to advanced solos that have become known as recital standards for accomplished pianists. These works were not only chosen for their variety of style and form, but also for their suitability as recital performance pieces.
This unique Santorella Publication spans over two centuries and represents the masterworks of thirteen great composers; Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Liszt, Schumann, Brahms, Tchaikowsky, Grieg, MacDowell & Debussy. Each of the selected solos truly embody the musical periods in which they were written.
Preludes and fugues from the Baroque era, sonatas and variations from the Classical era, short pieces from the Romantic era and several transitional pieces from the Impressionistic period fill this comprehensive collection. The pieces cover every technical challenge that would ever be encountered in all keyboard literature.
Each composition is written specifically for keyboard and is presented in its original form, without simplification or alteration. Mastering these pieces is an arduous but necessary step in achieving keyboard excellence. They are the foundation of any major concert artists repertoire.
Johann Sebastian Bach; Two Part Invention No. 8 in F Major Fugue No. 2 (C Minor) from "The Well-Tempered Clavichord" Prelude and Fugue No. 21 (Bb Major) from "The Well-Tempered Clavichord" Prelude No. 1 (C Major) from "The Well-Tempered Clavichord" Ludwig van Beethoven; Six Variations (Nel Cor Piu Non Mi Sento) Bagatelle, Op.33, No.3 Bagatelle, Op. 33, No. 6 Adagio Cantabile from Sonata Pathetique Op. 13 Johannes Brahms; Hungarian Dance in F Hungarian Dance in F Sharp Minor Rhapsody in G Minor, Op. 79, No. 2 Frederic Chopin; Etude in E, Op. 10, No. 3 Etude in G Flat, Op. 10, No. 3 Etude in C Minor, Op. 10, No. 12 Nocturne in E Flat, Op. 9, No. 2 Mazurka in B Flat, Op. 7, No. 1 Valse in C Sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2 Valse in D Flat, Op. 64, No. 1 Polonaise in A, Op. 40, No. 1 Claude Debussy; Gardens in the Rain (Jardins Sous La Pluie) Reverie Edvard Grieg; Voglein (Little Bird), Op. 43, No. 4 In the Hall of the Mountain King (Peer Gynt) Op. 46, No. 4 Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt) Op. 46, No. 3 Papillon (Butterfly), Op. 43, No. 1 March of the Dwarfs, Op. 54, No. 3 Notturno Franz Liszt; Liebestraum No. 3 (A Dream Of Love) Edward MacDowell; Alla Tarantella, Op. 39, No. 2 Hunting Song, Op. 39, No. 1 Felix Mendelssonn-Bartholdy; Spring Song, Op. 62, No. 6 Scherzo, Op. 16, No. 2 (E Minor) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Fantasia I (D Minor), K397 Gigue, K574 Sonata in C, K545 Franz Schubert; Moments Musicaux, Op. 94, No. 3 Impromptu, Op. 90, No. 2 Impromptu, Op. 142, No. 2 Robert Schumann; Aveu from "Carnaval" Op. 9 Chopin from "Carnaval" Op. 9 Valse Allemande, from "Carnaval" Op. 9 Warum? (Why?), from Fantasiestucke, Op. 12 Aufschwung (Soaring) from Fantasiestucke, Op. 12 Peter Ilyich Tchaikowsky; Chant Sans Paroles, Op. 2, No. 3 Neopolitan Dance