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

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