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Slow and grave, ('Lent et grave'), the third Gymnopodie is perhaps the most heartbreaking. The whole ambience is punctuated by mournful melodies that have become so popular in modern productions.

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Gymnopodie No.2 has an aura of sombreness about it. 'Lent et triste', (slow and sad), is the instruction to the player. Very atmospheric with a feeling of calm resignation. Huge amounts of space in the composition for thoughtful reflection.

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One of the most famous pieces of music for solo piano. Despite having the instruction, 'Lent et douloureux', (slow and painfully), this track is referred to for calm, relaxing and meditative purposes. Atmospheric and ambient.

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The third in a series of highly expressive and free-flowing compositions by Satie is again at a slow pace like the first one. This gives the track a sombre and hypnotic quality. Creates an almost haunting atmosphere.

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The second Gnossienne has the instruction, 'avec étonnement', (with astonishment), to instruct the player to play slightly faster than the other two pieces. Still has lots of space and freedom of expression.

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Slow, ('Lent' in French), and free-flowing, this track evokes an almost daydream like state. This is the first of three works to be given the name Gnossienne name by Erik Satie to reflect this new style of composition.

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Bold and distinctive piano melodies and chords ring out with regal and noble fashion. This is the first promenade in the suite, 'Pictures at an Exhibition', which depicts a tour around an art gallery or collection.

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Quick, joyous and celebratory, this Rondo from Piano Sonata No.11 is one of Mozart's best known piano pieces and has been used in many film, TV and media productions requiring a fast paced and up-tempo soundtrack.

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A bold introduction disguises the delicate melodies of this menuetto. Punctuated by light, dancing themes, this is a positive and confident second movement to Mozart's Piano Sonata No.11.

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The fastest variation of the Theme from the first movement of Mozart's Piano Sonata No.11 sparkles with energy and vivacity. A wonderful and lively ending to round off the variations of the main Theme.

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The fifth variation of the Theme from the first movement of Mozart's Piano Sonata No.11 is light and airy. The melodies climb up into the sky and carry you off on clouds of delight.

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The fourth variation of the Theme from the first movement of Mozart's Piano Sonata No.11 is rather grand and regal. Full of grandeur and very stately.

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The third variation of the Theme from the first movement of Mozart's Piano Sonata No.11 is slower and more melancholic than the Theme but still meanders gracefully in a swaying manner.

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More lively than the Theme from the first movement of Mozart's Piano Sonata No.11, this is the second variation which is sprightly and much more intricate.

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Slightly faster and more playful than the introduction to the first movement, this is the first variation of the Theme from the Mozart Piano Sonata No.11.

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The first movement of this famous Mozart piano sonata has an initial theme followed by six variations based on that theme. Inventive and unmistakably Mozart it has loud and soft, as well as fast and slow variations.

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The theme of Mozart's Piano Sonata No.11 is delicate and serene. The instruction 'Andante Grazioso', (walking pace, gracefully), produces a peaceful foundation to the six variations that follow.

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A solo guitar piece with hugely Hispanic and Latin overtones. This habanera, (or dance of Havana), has a wonderful swaying theme which transports you to exotic places and bars. Great for travel sequences.

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Light, delicate and playful this was originally written for piano and has since become very popular with guitarists. Very much in a Spanish style it reflects on childhood with love and affection.

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Instantly recognisable, this beautiful work by Debussy is calm and soothing yet is intensely emotional in places. French for 'moonlight', this track is relaxing, reflective and simply delightful.

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