The minor key of this waltz gives the piece a melancholic, almost sad feel. The soloist plays at a medium tempo without straying too far from the initial melody, then a more optimistic section lifts the gloom before it returns to melancholy to finish.
The pianist decided to perform a quieter ending to this Chopin prelude. It has the nickname, 'Funeral March', although it isn't the tune we associate with his piano sonata No.2 third movement. However; this is strident and morose with its block chords in a minor key.
This Chopin prelude has the nickname, 'Funeral March', although it isn't the tune we associate with his piano sonata No.2 third movement. However; this is strident and morose with its block chords in a minor key.
Beautiful melodies glide with effortless grace at the start of this famous Chopin piano solo. It becomes more intense before a soft ending. Used in many productions such as the James Bond film 'The Spy Who Loved Me'.
Bristling with energy, this lively waltz for solo piano surges with huge confidence and presence. Requires great skill from the performer to keep up with the pace. Regarded by some as the first of Chopin's waltzes to be published.
An emotional and complex piano solo which is alleged to be Chopin's attempt to reflect his unhappiness in Vienna. It has been widely used in films, (such as 'The Pianist'), and even in video games, 'Fallout 4').
A typical baroque style piece. This was originally written by J.S.Bach as one of the movements in a suite composed for the lute. Popular with classical guitarists, it has a very rhythmical, almost march-like feel.
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