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

    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