What are the best piano pieces?

Looking for great piano pieces to play...

Update:

any links perhaps??

Update 2:

Level is intermediate

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Bypassing the "usual suspects" ("Clair de Lune", "Für Elise", etc...), you should definitely seek out sheet music of these composers: Karol Szymanowski, Gabriel Fauré (Impromptus, Barcarolles, Nocturnes), Francis Poulenc (Nocturnes, Les Soirées de Nazelles, Mélancolie), Emmanuel Chabrier....the wealth of piano music out there really is endless! Better yet: Go forth to your local sheet music store & just BROWSE...seek out the music of composers of whom you've never heard before. You'll be pleasantly surprised & your sight-reading abilities will improve. :o)

    Check out http://www.sheetmusicplus.com

    & just search by composer or title

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  • 1 decade ago

    Great answer from brian777.......all very difficult, but all great "classical" piano music. Might look at some of the pieces from the Anna Magdalina Notebook by Bach, not as difficult, but recognizable......You might look at some books for piano students at level 2 - 4. Most are published in collections.....great stuff, Have fun.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Canon in D by Pachelbel

    Clair de Lune by Debussy

    Fur Elise by Beethoven

    Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven

    Ode to Joy by Beethoven

    You can find links where you can download piano sheet music for the above pieces and many more at the Classical Sheet Music site ( http://download-sheet-music-online.com/classical.h... ).

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  • I am totally in agreement with the answerer above me - Rhapsody in Blue is simply amazing! Gershwin was an amazing composer.

    I also like Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Theme from the film 'The Piano' and Rhapsody in Blue by Gershwin....both are awesome

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  • 1 decade ago

    You should have said what level of pianist you are.

    Here are some of my favourites :

    Traumerei by Schumann

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHxdmAgSCt4

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    Clair de Lune by Debussy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVpxLraHphk

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    Fantasie Impromptu in C sharp minor by Chopin

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn8EbNDH8eo

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    La Campanella by Liszt

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqvWBbKMh9g

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    Rachmaninoff's 18 variation on a theme by Paganini.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmBl6Trjmyg

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    Don't forget Beethoven's piano sonatas : The Pathetique and The Appassionata.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Claude Debussy has a lot of great piano music. Usually, his music is not technically challenging and is very interesting/ beautiful.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    like Liza I love video game music especially from Final Fantasy. you should give them a try coz they're really wonderful and more than just background music from games!

    the best one I can suggest to you in intermediate level is...

    Border Village Dali(no.5) from Final Fantasy IX:

    http://www.squaresound.com/final-fantasy-ix-piano-...

    and also try some of these:

    http://www.squaresound.com/final-fantasy-x-2-piano...

    Akagi/Party is awesome!

    more here:

    http://www.squaresound.com/piano-collections-c178....

    piano sheets can be found at

    http://ffmusic.ffshrine.org

    http://www.ffdream.com

    Good day! ^_^

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  • MM
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Debussy's First Arabesque.

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