Did you know that inventor of modern piano initially named his creation un cimbalo di cipresso di piano e forte (“a keyboard of cypress with soft and loud”)? A bit cumbersome, don’t you think? Thank God eventually it was shortened and transformed into simple “Piano”, so we don’t have to go through much of a trouble when searching on YouTube our favorite classical piano songs. To make things even more simple, here we have a collection of probably the best or at least most famous pieces ever composed for this beautiful instrument. Take your time and enjoy.
Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata, this remarkable piece by Ludwig van Beethoven was completed in 1801. Its glory never fades.
Debussy – Clair de Lune, The name Clair de Lune comes from a poem by Verlaine’s of the same name. Debussy worked on this masterpiece incredible fifteen years.
Chopin – March Funèbre, also known as The Funeral March, March Funèbre was composed in 1839
Schumann – Arabeske, Schumann composed the Arabeske in 1839 to express sadness and longing for his beloved – Clara Wieck. It was forbidden love by her father.
Beethoven – Für Elise, this beautiful piano piece by Ludwig van Beethoven was published in 1867 – 40 years after the composer’s death in 1827. It is his most popular and famous work.
Mozart – Rondo Alla Turca, popularly known as The Turkish March, is probably Mozart’s the most well-known piece.
Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Nowadays fame of this composition by Franz Liszt comes from several animated movies it was used for.
Rimsky-Korsakov – Flight of the Bumblebee, It was written as an orchestral interlude for Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan, and it’s simply amazing.
Gershwin – Rhapsody in Blue, it was composed in 1924, uses jazz and classical element in a way that was not heard before.
Beethoven – Sonata Pathétique, he was just 27 years old when he wrote this famous piece in 1798.
Chopin – Minute Waltz, his muse was Countess Delfina Potockawho inspired composing of this piece in 1874.
Schumann – Kinderszenen, Schumann memories of childhood were portrayed by this piece dating from 1838.