List of Recommendations: Advanced Level 2

Approximately 70 recommended pieces which are studied by students in Japanese colleges and graduate schools of music, also popular for concerts.

Many of them are played at piano competitions and auditions, as well as at graduation and course completion exams.

Although piano solos are sometimes combined with the “core” pieces, they are recommended advanced pieces which can also be played at concerts as solo piano pieces.

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.2 c-moll BWV 826 J.S.Bach 19'00" Music
Partiten Nr.4 D-Dur BWV 828 J.S.Bach 26'00" Music
Partiten Nr.6 e-moll BWV 830 J.S.Bach 35'30" Music
Sonate Nr.62 Es-Dur Hob.XVI 52 Haydn 20'00" Music
Sonate Nr.18 (17) D-Dur K.576 Mozart 14'30" Music
32 Variationen über ein eigenes Thema c-moll Beethoven 12'30" Music
Sonate Nr.26 "Lebewohl" Es-Dur Op.81a Beethoven 16'30" Music
Sonate Nr.28 A-Dur Op.101 Beethoven 21'00" Music
Sonate Nr.30 E-Dur Op.109 Beethoven 22'30" Music
Sonate Nr.31 As-Dur Op.110 Beethoven 20'00" Music
Sonate Nr.16 a-moll Op.42 D 845 Schubert 38'00" Music
Ballade No.1 g-moll Op.23 Chopin 9'30" Music
Scherzo No.4 E-Dur Op.54 Chopin 11'00" Music
Andante Spianate et Grande Polonaise Brillante Op.22 Chopin 14'30" Music
Polonaise No.5 fis-moll Op.44 Chopin 11'30" Music
Polonaise-Héroïque As-Dur Op.53 Chopin 7'30" Music
Etude As-Dur Op.10-10 Chopin 2'30" Music
Etude gis-moll Op.25-6 Chopin 2'00" Music
Etude h-moll Op.25-10 Chopin 4'30" Music
Etude a-moll Op.25-11 Chopin 4'00" Music
Die Davidsbündlertänze Op.6 Schumann 33'00" Music
Fantasie C-Dur mov.1 Op.17 Schumann 12'30" Music
Fhantasiestüke Op.12 Schumann 26'00" Music
Allegro h-moll Op.8 Schumann 10'00" Music
Rigoletto Paraphrase Liszt 8'00" Music
Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr.1 cis moll Liszt 14'00" Music
Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr.6 Des-Dur Liszt 7'00" Music
Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr.10 "Preludio" E-Dur Liszt 5'30" Music
Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr.12 cis-moll Liszt 10'00" Music
Ungarische Rhapsodie Nr.15 "Rakoczy Marsch" a moll Liszt 5'30" Music
Tarantella (Annees de pelerinage Venezia e Napoli) Liszt 7'30" Music
Ballade Nr.1 Liszt 8'00" Music
Ballade Nr.2 Liszt 15'00" Music
Etudes d'exécution transcendante Nr.5 "Feux follets" Liszt 4'00" Music
Allegro appassionato cis-moll Op.70 Saint-Saens 7'00" Music
Toccata d'àpres le final du cinquième concerto (6 études) Op.111-6 Saint-Saens 5'00" Music
Fantasien Op.116 Brahms 26'00" Music
3 Intermezzi Op.117 Brahms 18'30" Music
6 Klavierstücke Op.118 Brahms 23'00" Music
4 Klavierstücke Op.119 Brahms 15'00" Music
Variationen über ein Thema von Schumann Op.9 Brahms 19'30" Music
Dumka c-moll Op.59 Tchaikovsky 9'00" Music
Bourrêe fantasque Chabrier 7'30" Music
Sonate e-moll Op.7 Grieg 18'00" Music
Ballade Op.24 Grieg 18'00" Music
Nocturne No.2 H-Dur Op.33-2 Faure 6'30" Music
Impromptu No.3 As-Dur Op.34 Faure 5'00" Music
Lesginka ~ Style Balakirew (12 Etudes d'execution) Op.11-10 Lyapunov 7'00" Music
El albaicin (Iberia) Albeniz 7'30" Music
Triana (Iberia) Albeniz 5'00" Music
L' Isle joyeuse Debussy 6'00" Music
Poissons d'or (Images 2) Debussy 4'00" Music
Ce qu'a vu le vent d'ouest (Préludes 1) Debussy 4'00" Music
Feux d'artifice (Préludes 2) Debussy 5'00" Music
24 Preludes Op.11 Skriabin 30'00" Music
Sonatine fis-moll Ravel 9'30" Music
Jeux d'eau Ravel 5'00" Music
Noctuelles (Miroirs) Ravel 4'30" Music
Oiseaux tristes (Miroirs) Ravel 4'30" Music
Une barque sur l'océan (Miroirs) Ravel 7'30" Music
Alborada del gracioso (Miroirs) Ravel 6'30" Music
Ondine (Gaspard de la nuit) Ravel 6'00" Music
Sonata No.1 f-moll Op.1 Prokofiev 7'00" Music
Sonata No.3 a-moll Op.28 Prokofiev 7'00" Music
Sonata No.2 G-Dur Hindemith 13'30" Music
Les soirees de Nazelles Poulenc 26'00" Music
Sonata No.3 Op.46 Kabalevsky 15'30" Music
Prelude (8 Concert Etudes) Op.40-1 Kapustin 2'30" Music
Reverie (8 Concert Etudes) Op.40-2 Kapustin 3'00" Music
Intermezzo (8 Concert Etudes) Op.40-7 Kapustin 3'30" Music
Finale (8 Concert Etudes) Op.40-8 Kapustin 3'00" Music

    Recommended pieces for intermediate piano learners

    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
    Intermediate Level 2
    Approximately 50 pieces which are recommended for learners who can play Beethoven’s early style Sonatas. They include pieces such as “Impromptu op.90” by Schubert and “Fantasie-Impromptu” by Chopin, which are quite popular for presentations and are recommended for intermediate learners of piano. Please watch the movies too, for your reference.List of Recommendations
    Intermediate Level 3
    Approximately 60 pieces which are recommended for learners who are able to play Beethoven’s early to middle period Sonatas. These are actually what people aiming for Japanese college of music should be practicing before the entrance exam. Popular for presentations as well as piano concerts of professional pianists. Highly recommended for intermediate learners. Please watch the videos too, for your reference.List of Recommendations

    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
    Approximately 70 recommended pieces which are studied by students in Japanese colleges and graduate schools of music, also popular for concerts. Many of them are played at piano competitions and auditions, as well as at graduation and course completion exams. Although piano solos are sometimes combined with the “core” pieces, they are recommended advanced pieces which can also be played at concerts as solo piano pieces. Please watch the videos too, for your reference.List of Recommendations
    Advanced Level 3
    Approximately 60 pieces which are of the same level as those played by students of Japanese college or graduate schools of music at the graduation or course completion recitals. These are Piano solos that are either “core” or of a similar kind, played by pianists with advanced techniques and ability to express for 45min. to 90 min. at joint recitals and solo recitals. These excerpts from piano pieces (such as one single part from a Sonata) are often chosen for piano competitions and auditions. They are highly recommended for graduation or course completion exam as well. Etudes are not included. Please watch the videos too, for your reference.List of Recommendations
    Advanced Level 4
    Approximately 30 most difficult pieces played by professional pianists at concerts. These are the recommended, advanced level pieces which will be the core of the concerts. They require a lot of concentration as well as physical strength for they are long masterpieces. Please watch the videos too, for your reference.List of Recommendations