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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: J S Bach From The Well-Tempered Clavier - BWV 857, BWV 859, BWV 861, BWV 874, BWV 878, BWV 880, BWV 885, BWV 886


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Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 & 2
Century's recording: Edwin Fischer, piano



Bach - The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 & 2
Sviatoslav Richter (recorded in 1970 on a Bösendorfer piano)




DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: J S Bach Toccata no. 3 in D BWV 912 and Toccata no. 5 in E minor BWV 914




J.S. Bach - Toccatas BWV 910-916
Glenn Gould, piano



J.S. Bach - The Seven Toccatas, BWV 910-916
Peter Watchhorn, pedal harpsichord (Hubbard & Broekman after Ruckers/Blanchet/Taskin,
1990/after J.A. Hass, 1734)



J.S. Bach - 7 Toccatas BWV 910-916
Pieter-Jan Belder, harpsichord



Bach - Complete Toccatas
Jean-Bernard Pommier, piano (1977)




DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Bartók Two or more of the ‘6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm’, from ‘Mikrokosmos’, Vol. 6 (Boosey & Hawkes)


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György Sándor, piano



Maria Yudina, piano




DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Beethoven Sonata in F minor, Op.2 no.1


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Friedrich Gulda, piano



Artur Schnabel, piano (1934)



Sviatoslav Richter, piano (1976)




DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op.10 no.1


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Daniel Barenboim, piano



Wilhelm Backhaus, piano (1951)



Alfred Brendel, piano





Maurizio Pollini, piano



Friedrich Fulda, piano







Wilhelm Kempff, piano







Andras Schiff - Lecture on Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 5 in C minor, Op. 10 No. 1 (2004)




DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Beethoven Sonata in F, Op.10 no.2


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Artur Schnabel, piano (1933)



Daniel Barenboim, piano



Alfred Brendel, piano



Annie Fischer, piano



Claudio Arrau, piano







Emil Gilels, piano (1980)



Friedrich Gulda, piano







Moisei Halfin, piano



Maurizio Pollini, piano



András Schiff - Beethoven Lecture-Recitals (Op. 10/2)
Wigmore Hall (London, UK), 2004–06




DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Beethoven Sonata in C minor (‘Pathétique’), Op.13


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Daniel Barenboim, piano




DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Beethoven Sonata in E, Op.14 no.1


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Artur Schnabel, piano



Sviatoslav Richter, piano (recorded live in 1963)



Murray Perahia, piano (2008)



Grigory Sokolov, piano (recorded live in 2003)



Annie Fischer, piano (studio recording in 1977-78)



Alfred Brendel, piano



Daniel Barenboim, piano



Yves Nat, piano



Walter Gieseking, piano



Maurizio Pollini, piano



Jeno Jando, piano



András Schiff - Beethoven Lecture-Recitals
Wigmore Hall (London, UK), 2004–06




DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Beethoven Sonata in G, Op.14 no.2


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Wilhelm Backhaus, Bösendorfer piano




DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Beethoven Sonata in Ab, Op.26


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Beethoven Sonata in C# minor (‘Moonlight’), Op.27 no.2


πŸ“– "Une fleur entre deux abîmes.
A flower between two abysses."
Franz Liszt,
On the middle movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, quoted in Tovey Beethoven (1944)


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Beethoven Sonata in F, Op.54


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Beethoven Sonata in E minor, Op.90


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Beethoven 6 Variations in F, Op.34


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Beethoven 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: L. Berkeley Concert Study in Eb, Op. 48 no. 2





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Howard Blake Chaconne and Toccatina: from ‘8 Character Pieces’. Blake Lifecycle





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Brahms Capriccio in F# minor, Op. 76 no. 1 from 8 Piano Pieces, Op. 76


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A Comparison - Heinrich Neuhaus, Walter Gieseking (rec. 1955), Wilhelm Kempff, Julius Katchen, Stephen Bishop Kovacevich, Peter Rösel




DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Brahms Rhapsody in G minor, Op. 79 no. 2 from 2 Rhapsodies, Op.79





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Brahms Intermezzo in A minor, Op. 116 no.2 from 7 Fantasies, Op. 116




Artur Schnabel, piano (1947)



Wilhelm Kempff, piano (1964)



Emil Gilels, piano (1976)



Paul Lewis, piano (2022)



Walter Gieseking, piano (1951)



Grigory Sokolov, piano (2011)



Stephen Kovacevich, piano (1985)



Wilhelm Backhaus, piano



Peter Katin, piano




DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Brahms Intermezzo in A, Op. 118 no. 2 or Ballade in G minor, Op. 118 no. 3 or Romance in F, Op. 118 no. 5 from Piano Pieces, Op. 118





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Diana Burrell Constellations I and II. Spectrum





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Chopin Berceuse in Db, Op. 57


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10 Great Pianists play Chopin's Berceuse
Benno Moiseiwitsch (1916), Josef Hofmann (1918), Wilhelm Backhaus (1925), Alfred Cortot (1926), Ignaz Friedman (1928), Mark Hambourg (1928), Eileen Joyce (1939) , Mieczyslaw Horszowski (1940), Solomon (1945), Arthur Rubinstein (1958)



Walter Gieseking, piano



Julian von Karolyi, piano (1959)



Heinrich Neuhaus, piano



Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano



Maurizio Pollini, piano



Jorge Bolet, piano



Ignacy Jan Paderewski, piano



Raoul Pugno, piano (1903)



Josef Hofmann, piano (live, 1938)



Alfred Reisenauer, piano, Welte-Mignon recording (1905)



Emil von Sauer, piano (1925)



Marguerite Long, piano (1937)



Grigory Ginzburg, piano (live in 1959)



György Cziffra, piano



Moritz Rosenthal, piano (1930)




DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Chopin Impromptu no. 3 in Gb, Op. 51





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Chopin Introduction and Variations in Bb on a theme from Hérold’s‘Ludovic’, Op. 12





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Chopin Mazurka in C# minor, Op. 50 no. 3





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Chopin Nocturne in E, Op. 62 no. 2





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Chopin Any two of the 3 Nouvelles Études





LRSM Piano Repertoire: Copland Scherzo Humoristique ‘The Cat and the Mouse’


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Debussy La plus que lente: Valse


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Debussy plays Debussy, piano roll (1913)




DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Debussy One of the preludes: Book 1: no.4 ‘Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir’, no.10 ‘La Cathédrale engloutie’ or Book 2: no.3 ‘La Puerta del Vino’




Claude Debussy plays Debussy (piano rolls 1904-1913)
Clair de Lune, Préludes, Images, Estampes, Arabesques, Rêverie - among them the relevant Préludes




DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Debussy Suite ‘Pour le Piano’: 2nd movement, Sarabande




Vlado Perlemuter, piano (1968)




DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Fauré Barcarolle no. 1 in A minor, Op. 26 or Barcarolle no. 6 in Eb, Op. 70


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Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) - L’oeuvre pour piano / Complete Piano Works - Germaine Thissens-Valentin (Century's Recording) - among them the Barcarolles




DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Fauré Impromptu no. 2 in F minor, Op. 31





Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) - L’oeuvre pour piano / Complete Piano Works - Germaine Thissens-Valentin (Century's Recording) - among them the Impromptu




DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Gershwin ‘The Man I Love’ and ‘I Got Rhythm’





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Haydn Andante con Variazioni in F minor, Hob. XVII/6


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Haydn Sonata in Ab, Hob. XVI/46





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Haydn Sonata in C, Hob. XVI/48





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Haydn Sonata in Eb, Hob. XVI/49





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Hindemith Interludium (Pastorale) and Fuga no. 3, from ‘Ludus Tonalis





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Janácek Any two of the 4 pieces from ‘In the Mists




DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Liszt Liebestraum no.2 (‘Seliger Tod’) from Liebesträume: 3 Notturnos


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Liszt Sonetto 123 del Petrarca: no. 6 from ‘Années de Pèlerinage, 2ème Année, Italie’





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: John McCabe 5 Bagatelles





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Joseph Makholm Any two of the ‘3 Impressions’





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Mendelssohn Prelude and Fugue in F minor: no. 5 from ‘6 Preludes and Fugues’, Op. 35


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Messiaen Regard de l’Étoile: no. 2 or Regard de la Vierge: no. 4 from ‘Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jésus’





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Messiaen Rondeau





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Mozart Adagio in B minor, K. 540


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Mozart Sonata in D, K. 284





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Mozart Sonata in C, K. 309





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Mozart Sonata in D, K. 311





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Mozart Sonata in Bb, K. 570





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Mozart 10 Variations on ‘Les hommes pieusement’(‘Unser dummer Pöbel meint’), K. 455





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Mozart 9 Variations on a Minuet by Duport, K. 573





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Poulenc Toccata: no. 3 from ‘Trois Pièces’


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Prokofiev Visions Fugitives nos. 8, 14, 19 and 20, from ‘Visions Fugitives’, Op. 22


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Rachmaninov One of the Preludes Prelude in Eb, Op. 23 no. 6 or Prelude in C minor, Op. 23 no. 7 or Prelude in G, Op. 32 no. 5 or Prelude in G# minor, Op. 32 no. 12


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Ravel Sonatine


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Edwin Roxburgh Moonscape. Spectrum





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Scarlatti Any one of the following pairs of Sonatas: 2 Sonatas in A, Kp. 208 (L. 238) and Kp. 209 (L. 428)


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Scarlatti 2 Sonatas in G, Kp. 259 (L. 103) and Kp. 260 (L. 124)





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Scarlatti Sonata in E minor, Kp. 263 (L. 321) and Sonata in E, Kp. 264 (L. 466)





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Scarlatti 2 Sonatas in C, Kp. 308 (L. 359) and Kp. 309 (L. 454)





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Schoenberg 6 Little Pieces, Op. 19


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Schubert Impromptu in Gb, Op. 90 no. 3, D899/3


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Schubert Sonata in A minor, Op. 164, D. 537





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Schubert Sonata in A, Op. 120, D. 664





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Schumann Des Abends (At Evening) and Aufschwung (Soaring): nos. 1 and 2 from ‘Phantasiestücke’, Op. 12


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Schumann Novellette in F: no. 1 from ‘8 Novelletten’, Op. 21





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Schumann Romanze in B: no. 3 from ‘3 Romanzen’, Op. 28





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Scriabin Impromptu in Bb minor, Op. 12 no. 2


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Scriabin Any two of the ‘24 Preludes’, Op. 11





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Peter Sculthorpe Night Pieces





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Shostakovich Preludes nos. 3 in G and 11 in B or Preludes nos. 5 in D and 19 in Eb, from ‘24 Preludes’, Op. 34


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DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Stravinsky Tango





DipABRSM Piano Repertoire: Szymanowski Etude in Bb minor, no. 3 from ‘4 Etudes’, Op. 4










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