List of Recommendations: Advanced Level 1

Approximately 80 pieces which are of the same level as the pieces you will be asked to play when taking the entrance exam to a piano department in a Japanese college of music.

Also included are many recommended Sonatas and piano solos played by pianists with advanced techniques and ability to express.

Piano solos are sometimes combined with the “core” pieces in joint recitals and solo recitals, where a person performs for 45 min. to 90 min. all by him/herself.

The pieces are listed in the order of the composers’ birth years.

Sonatine and sonatas of which the specific number of the movement is not indicated mean they include all.

Length of performance is just a rough idea.
Depending on whether there are repetitions or not, it may get long or short.

Title Composer Time Sheet Music
Partiten Nr.1 B-Dur BWV 825 J.S.Bach 17'00" Music
Italienisches Konzert BWV 971 J.S.Bach 12'00" Music
Sonate Nr.60 C-Dur Hob.XVI 50 Haydn 17'00" Music
Andante con variazioni f-moll Hob.XVII 6 Haydn 16'00" Music
Variationen über ein Menuett von Duport D-Dur K.573 Mozart 10'00" Music
Sonate Nr.10 C-Dur K.330 Mozart 20'00" Music
Sonate Nr.13 B-Dur K.333 Mozart 17'30" Music
Sonate Nr.14 "Mondscheinsonate" cis-moll Op.27-2 Beethoven 17'30" Music
Sonate Nr.16 G-Dur Op.31-1 Beethoven 23'00" Music
Sonate Nr.17 "Tempest" d-moll Op.31-2 Beethoven 25'30" Music
Sonate Nr.18 Es-Dur Op.31-3 Beethoven 23'00" Music
Sonate Nr.24 "Therese" Fis-Dur Op.78 Beethoven 10'00" Music
Sonate Nr.27 e-moll Op.90 Beethoven 13'30" Music
Sonate Nr.13 A-Dur Op.120 D 664 Schubert 20'00" Music
Fantasie (Sonate écossaise) Op.28 Mendelssohn 15'00" Music
Präludium und Fügen (6 Präludium und Fügen) No.1 Op.35-1 Mendelssohn 8'00" Music
Präludium und Fügen (6 Präludium und Fügen) No.5 Op.35-5 Mendelssohn 7'00" Music
Rondo Op.1 Chopin 8'00" Music
Scherzo No.3 cis-moll Op.39 Chopin 8'00" Music
Ballade No.2 F-Dur Op.38 Chopin 7'30" Music
Ballade No.3 As-Dur Op.47 Chopin 7'00" Music
Nocturne No.8 Des-Dur Op.27-2 Chopin 5'00" Music
Nocturne No.13 c-moll Op.48-1 Chopin 6'00" Music
Berceuse Op.57 Chopin 4'00" Music
Plonaise Op.71-1 Chopin 6'00" Music
Plonaise Op.71-2 Chopin 9'30" Music
Variations brillantes B-Dur Op.12 Chopin 8'00" Music
Etude c-moll Op.10-12 Chopin 3'00" Music
Etude e-moll Op.25-5 Chopin 3'30" Music
Etude Des-Dur Op.25-8 Chopin 1'30" Music
Etude Ges-Dur Op.25-9 Chopin 1'30" Music
4 Mazurkas Op.24 Chopin 12'00" Music
4 Mazurkas Op.30 Chopin 10'00" Music
Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op.26 Schumann 21'00" Music
Novelletten Op.21-8 Schumann 11'00" Music
Sonate Nr.2 g-moll Op.22 Schumann 17'30" Music
Il lamento (Trois études de concert) Liszt 11'00" Music
La leggerezza (Trois études de concert) Liszt 5'00" Music
Un sospiro (Trois études de concert) Liszt 6'00" Music
Waldesrauschen (2 Konzertetuden) Liszt 4'30" Music
Gnomenreigen (2 Konzertetuden) Liszt 3'30" Music
Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr.8 fis-moll Liszt 6'00" Music
Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr.11 a-moll Liszt 7'00" Music
Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr.13 a-moll Liszt 8'00" Music
La campanella (Grandes études de Paganini) Liszt 5'00" Music
Légendes 1. "St.Françios d'Assise, la prédication aux oiseaux" Liszt 8'30" Music
Légendes 2. "St.Françios de Paule marchant sur les flots" Liszt 8'00" Music
Les jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este (Annees de pelerinage Troisieme annee) Liszt 8'30" Music
Au bord d'une source (Annees de pelerinage Premiere annee Suisse) Liszt 4'00" Music
Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Annees de pelerinage Deuxieme annee Italie) Liszt 5'30" Music
Etudes d'exécution transcendante Nr.10 f-moll Liszt 5'00" Music
Valse-Impromptu Liszt 5'30" Music
Scherzo es-moll Op.4 Brahms 10'00" Music
Capriccio fis-moll Op.76-1 Brahms 6'00" Music
Capriccio h-moll Op.76-2 Brahms 3'30" Music
Rhapsodien h-moll Op.79-1 Brahms 8'00" Music
Ballade (6 Stücke) g-moll Op.118-3 Brahms 3'00" Music
Rhapsodien (4 Stücke) Es-Dur Op.119-4 Brahms 5'00" Music
Suite "Fra Holbergs Tid" Op.40 Grieg 22'00" Music
Nocturne No.1 es-moll Op.33-1 Faure 9'00" Music
Nocturne No.3 As-Dur Op.33-3 Faure 4'30" Music
Nocturne No.4. Es-Dur Op.36 Faure 6'30" Music
Nocturne No.5 B-Dur Op.37 Faure 7'30" Music
Valse-Caprice No.1 A-Dur Op.30 Faure 7'30" Music
Barcarolle No.6 Es-Dur Op.70 Faure 3'30" Music
Impromptu No.2 f-moll Op.31 Faure 3'30" Music
Caprice espagnole Op.37 Moszkowski 6'00" Music
Ballade Debussy 6'30" Music
Toccata (Pour le piano) Debussy 4'00" Music
Les collines d'Anacapri (Préludes 1) Debussy 3'30" Music
Reflets dans l'eau (Images 1) Debussy 5'00" Music
Mouvement (Images 1) Debussy 4'00" Music
Nocturne Debussy 6'30" Music
Allegro de concierto Ces Dur Granados 8'30" Music
Etude "Pathetic" (12 Etudes) dis-moll Op.8-12 Skriabin 2'30" Music
Prelude (Morceaux de fantaisie) cis-moll Op.3-2 Rachmaninov 4'30" Music
Prelude g-moll Op.23-5 Rachmaninov 4'30" Music
Prelude gis-moll Op.32-12 Rachmaninov 3'00" Music
Polichinelle (Morceaux de fantaisie) Op.3-4 Rachmaninov 3'30" Music
Valse (Morceaux de salon) Op.10-2 Rachmaninov 4'00" Music
Barcarolle (Morceaux de salon) Op.10-3 Rachmaninov 4'00" Music
Sonatine fis-moll mov.3 Ravel 4'00" Music
Suite Op.14 Bartok 8'30" Music
Visions fugitives Op.22 Prokofiev 19'00" Music

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    Intermediate Level 1
    Approximately 50 recommended pieces which are relatively easy among the pieces of intermediary level. They include pieces such as “Turkish March” by Mozart and “Nocturne Op. 9-2” by Chopin, which are quite popular for presentations and are recommended for intermediate learners of piano. Please watch the videos too, for your reference.List of Recommendations
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    Recommended Pieces for Advanced Piano Learners

    Advanced Level 1
    Approximately 80 pieces which are of the same level as the pieces you will be asked to play when taking the entrance exam to a piano department in a Japanese college of music. Also included are many recommended Sonatas and piano solos played by pianists with advanced techniques and ability to express. Piano solos are sometimes combined with the “core” pieces in joint recitals and solo recitals, where a person performs for 45 min. to 90 min. all by him/herself. Please watch the videos too, for your reference.List of Recommendations
    Advanced Level 2
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    Advanced Level 3
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    Advanced Level 4
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