100 Best Piano Classics

Release Date: 8/29/2006
Label: Angel
Catalog Number: 094637088623
Number of Discs: 6

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Includes work(s) by various composers. Soloists: Martha Argerich, Sviatoslav Richter, Aldo Ciccolini, Edwin Fischer, Stephen Kovacevich, Maurizio Pollini.
Works on This Recording
1. Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, B 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; Poland
2. Transcendental Etudes (6) after Paganini, S 140: no 3 "La Campanella" by Franz Liszt
Performer: André Watts (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838 ; Switzerland
3. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight": 1st movement, Adagio sostenuto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1801 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1781-1783 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1909-1910 ; France
6. Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 3 in F minor by Franz Schubert
Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1823-1828 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846-1847 ; Paris, France
8. The Piano: The Heart Asks for Pleasure First by Michael Nyman
Performer: Michael Nyman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1993 ; England
9. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Leipzig, Germany
10. Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Paris, France
11. Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1808 ; Vienna, Austria
12. Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 6, Andante grazioso in A major "Spring Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Germany
13. Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ; Paris, France
14. Rondo for Piano no 1 in D major, K 485 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
15. Arabesques (2) for Piano: no 1 in E major, Andante con moto by Claude Debussy
Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1888-1891 ; France
16. Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1899 ; France
17. Concerto for Piano no 26 in D major, K 537 "Coronation": 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Conductor: David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
18. Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831 ; Poland
19. Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin
Performer: Wayne Marshall (Piano)
Conductor: Wayne Marshall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1924 ; USA
20. La belle excentrique: La Grande Ritournelle by Erik Satie
Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: circa 1902-1939 ; France
21. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 5 in G flat major "Black Keys" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; Poland
22. Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12: no 2, Aufschwung by Robert Schumann
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837 ; Germany
23. Rondo capriccioso for Piano in E major, Op. 14: Andantino by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Helmut Roloff (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1824 ; Germany
24. Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein": 1st movement - Excerpt by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1803-1804 ; Vienna, Austria
25. Années de pèlerinage no 3, S 163: no 4, Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este by Franz Liszt
Performer: André Watts (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867-1877 ; Rome, Italy
26. Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F minor, Op. 31 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; France
27. Le Piccadilly by Erik Satie
Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: circa 1904 ; France
28. Sonata for Piano no 16 in C major, K 545: 1st movement, Allegro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Christian Zacharias (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
29. Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30: 1st movement, Allegro ma non tanto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Conductor: Leonard Bernstein
Period: Romantic
Written: 1909 ; Russia
30. Variations on "I got rhythm" for Piano and Orchestra by George Gershwin
Performer: Wayne Marshall (Piano)
Conductor: Wayne Marshall
Orchestra/Ensemble: Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; USA
31. Gymnopédies (3) for Piano: no 1, Lent et douloureux by Erik Satie
Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1888 ; France
32. Gnossiennes (6) for Piano: no 1 by Erik Satie
Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; France
33. Rêverie by Claude Debussy
Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1890 ; France
34. Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144: no 3 in D flat Major, Un sospiro by Franz Liszt
Performer: André Watts (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1848 ; Weimar, Germany
35. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467: 2nd movement, Andante by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Stephen Hough (Piano)
Conductor: Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hallé Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1785 ; Vienna, Austria
36. Hojas de album (6), Op. 165 "España" by Isaac Albeniz
Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; London, England
37. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": 2nd movement, Adagio cantabile by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1797-1798 ; Vienna, Austria
38. Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 1, Andante con moto in E major "Sweet Remembrance" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Daniel Adni (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829 ; Germany
39. Goldberg Variations, BWV 988: Theme "Aria" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1741-1742 ; Nuremberg, Germany
40. Waldszenen, Op. 82: no 7, Vogel als Prophet by Robert Schumann
Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848-1849 ; Germany
41. Estampes (3) for Piano: no 1, Pagodes by Claude Debussy
Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903 ; France
42. Pieces (2) for Piano left hand, Op. 9: no 2, Nocturne in D major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1894 ; Russia
43. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102: 2nd movement, Andante by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer: Dmitri Alexeev (Piano)
Conductor: Jerzy Maksymiuk
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1957 ; USSR
44. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; Poland
45. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16: 1st movement, Allegro molto moderato by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868/1907 ; Norway
46. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor: George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1809 ; Vienna, Austria
47. Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 1 in A major, B 120 "Military" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838 ; Poland
48. Slavonic Dances (8) for Orchestra, Op. 46/B 83: no 2 in E minor, Dumka by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano), Michel Béroff (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Bohemia
49. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8: no 12 in D sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1894 ; Russia
50. Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 1 in C, BWV 846 - Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1722 ; Cöthen, Germany
51. Concerto for Piano no 3, Sz 119: 1st Movement, Allegretto by Béla Bartók
Performer: Peter Donohoe (Piano)
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1945 ; USA
52. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March": 3rd movement, Marche funébre by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1839 ; Paris, France
53. Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Russia
54. Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 "Tempest": 1st movement, Largo - Allegro by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1802 ; Vienna, Austria
55. Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839 ; Mallorca (Majorca),
56. Oriental Fantasy for Piano, Op. 18 "Islamey" by Mily Balakirev
Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869/1902 ; Russia
57. Pictures at an exhibition: no 16, The Great Gate of Kiev by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874 ; Russia
58. Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874-1875 ; Russia
59. Canzone napolitana notturno, S 248a by Franz Liszt
Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Weimar, Germany
60. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1890/1905 ; France
61. Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 1st movement, Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Conductor: Riccardo Muti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1900-1901 ; Russia
62. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838-1839 ; Paris, France
63. Valse romantique by Claude Debussy
Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1890 ; France
64. Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1901 ; France
65. Valse impromptu for Piano, S 213 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1850 ; Weimar, Germany
66. Waltzes (16) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 39: no 15 in A flat major by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865 ; Austria
67. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Conductor: Simon Rattle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1934 ; USA
68. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831 ; Poland
69. Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Cécile Ousset (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1904-1905 ; France
70. Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 413/L 125 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1754 ; Madrid, Spain
71. Piece for Piano in F major, K 33B (15hh) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: by 1766 ; Zurich, Switzerland
72. Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144: no 1 in A flat major by Franz Liszt
Performer: André Watts (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1848 ; Weimar, Germany
73. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846-1847 ; Paris, France
74. Petite suite for Piano 4 hands: no 1, En bateau by Claude Debussy
Performer: Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano), Michel Béroff (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1886-1889 ; France
75. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 1st movement, Allegro maestoso by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Orchestra/Ensemble: Montreal Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830 ; Poland
76. The maiden's prayer by Tekla Badarzewska-Baranowska
Performer: Jean-Bernard Pommier (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1856 ; Warsaw, Poland
77. Humoresque in F sharp major, B 138 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer: André Watts (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1884 ;
78. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838 ; Germany
79. Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
80. Variations on Handel's 'Harmonious Blacksmith' by Percy Aldridge Grainger
Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911 ; England
81. Premier livre de pièces: Troisième Suite - Le coucou by Louis-Claude Daquin
Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1735 ; France
82. Cançons i dansas (14): no 1, Petiteta l'han casada/La dansa de Castelltersol by Federico Mompou
Performer: Gonzalo Soriano (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1921 ; Paris, France
83. Children's Corner: no 6, Golliwogg's Cake-walk by Claude Debussy
Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906-1908 ; France
84. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831 ; Poland
85. Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Cöthen, Germany
86. Melodies (2) for Piano, Op. 3: no 1 in F major by Anton Rubinstein
Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1852 ; Russia
87. Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 11, Novembre "Troika" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic
88. Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 6, Juin "Barcarolle" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic
89. Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1748-1749 ; Leipzig, Germany
90. Minuets (6) for Piano, WoO 10: no 2 in G major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: ?1795 ; Vienna, Austria
91. Dolly, Op. 56: no 1, Berceuse by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano), Bruno Rigutto (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1894 ; France
92. Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 "Trout": 4th movement, Variations by Franz Schubert
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Borodin String Quartet members
Period: Romantic
Written: 1819 ; Vienna, Austria
93. Gaspard de la nuit: 1st movement, Ondine by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1908 ; France
94. Invitation to the Dance, in D flat major J 260/Op. 65 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer: Thierry de Brunhof (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1819 ; Dresden, Germany
95. Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": 3rd movement, Allegro ma non troppo-Presto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1804-1805 ; Vienna, Austria
96. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829-1833 ; Poland
97. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836-1839 ; Paris, France
98. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ; Paris, France
99. Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": 3rd movement, Allegro ma non troppo-Presto by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1804-1805 ; Vienna, Austria
100. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829-1833 ; Poland
101. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: John Ogdon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836-1839 ; Paris, France
102. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Aldo Ciccolini (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835 ; Paris, France
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