The Best 50 of Classical Piano
The Best 50 of Classical Piano
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The Best 50 of Classical Piano

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What are the top 50 classical piano pieces?

Classical music is full of rich and wonderful pieces. This list is a selection of the top 50 classical piano pieces, memorable works that are popular or of outstanding quality. The piano is undoubtedly one of the most influential and popular instruments that is an essential part of classical music heritage. The list covers many different eras from Baroque to Modern.

Top 50 classical piano pieces: Tracklist

  1. Frédéric Chopin: 12 Etudes, Op. 10: No. 12 in C Minor “Revolutionary”
  2. Frédéric Chopin: 12 Etudes, Op. 25: No. 12 in C Minor “Ocean”
  3. Johann Sebastian Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Aria
  4. Claude Debussy: Suite Bergamasque, L. 75: Clair de Lune
  5. Erik Satie: Gymnopédie No. 1
  6. Erik Satie: Gnossienne No. 1
  7. Sergei Rachmaninoff: 14 Romances, Op. 34: No. 14, Vocalise (Transcr. for Piano by Vyacheslav Gryaznov)
  8. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331/300i: III. Alla Turca “Turkish March”
  9. Ludwig van Beethoven: Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor, WoO 59 “Für Elise”
  10. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”: I. Adagio sostenuto
  11. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”: II. Allegretto
  12. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”: III. Presto agitato
  13. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fantasia in D Minor, KV 397
  14. Polina Nazaykinskaya: A Summer Rain
  15. Polina Nazaykinskaya: Remembrance
  16. Edvard Grieg: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46: I. Morning Mood (Arr. for 2 Pianos)
  17. Sergey Bryukhno: Sonnet in C Major
  18. Sergey Bryukhno: Hope
  19. Sergey Bryukhno: Turn the Volume Down and Sleep
  20. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 “Pathétique”: I. Grave – Allegro di molto e con brio
  21. Alexander Scriabin: Prelude No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 13
  22. Robert Schumann: Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13: Thema
  23. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Children’s Album, Op. 39: No. 1, Morning Prayer
  24. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Children’s Album, Op. 39: No. 5, March of the Wooden Soldiers
  25. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Children’s Album, Op. 39: No. 6, The Sick Doll
  26. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Children’s Album, Op. 39: No. 8, Waltz
  27. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Children’s Album, Op. 39: No. 18, Neapolitan Song
  28. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: I. March (Transcr. for Piano)
  29. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: II. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Transcr. for Piano)
  30. Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: I. Prelude in C Major, BWV 846
  31. Sergei Rachmaninoff: 12 Romances, Op. 21: No. 7, How Fair this Spot (Transcr. for Piano by Vyacheslav Gryaznov)
  32. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331/300i: I. Andante grazioso
  33. Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 in D-Flat Major, Op. 27
  34. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op. 37b: No. 4, April, “Snowdrop”
  35. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op. 37b: No. 6, June, “Barcarolle”
  36. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op. 37b: No. 11, November, “Troika”
  37. Sergei Rachmaninoff: Études-tableaux, Op. 39: No. 6 in A Minor
  38. Johann Sebastian Bach|Alexander Siloti: Prelude B Minor, BWV 855a
  39. Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: XIV. The Hut on Fowl’s Legs (Baba-Yaga). Allegro con brio, feroce – Andante mosso – Allegro molto – attacca
  40. Modest Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition: XV. The Great Gate of Kiev. Allegro alla breve. Maestoso. Con grandezza
  41. Sergei Rachmaninoff: Études-tableaux, Op. 39: No. 4 in B Minor
  42. Franz Schubert & Franz Liszt: 12 Lieder von Franz Schubert, S.558: No. 7, Frühlingsglaube
  43. Sergei Rachmaninoff: 5 Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 2, Prélude “The Bells of Moscow” (Live)
  44. Sergei Rachmaninoff: Prelude No. 5 in G Minor, Op. 23: Alla marcia
  45. Frédéric Chopin & Franz Liszt: 6 Polish Songs, S.480: No. 5, Meine Freuden (After Frédéric Chopin)
  46. Frédéric Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 9
  47. Franz Liszt: Grandes études de Paganini, S.141: III. La Campanella
  48. Sergei Rachmaninoff: Cello Sonata, Op. 19: III. Andante (Arr. for Piano by Arcadi Volodos)
  49. Sergei Rachmaninoff: Études-tableaux, Op. 39: No. 2 in A Minor
  50. Johann Sebastian Bach & Ferruccio Busoni: Chaconne in D Minor (After Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004 by J.S. Bach, Transcr. for Piano by Ferruccio Busoni)

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