List of Recommendations: 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.

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
Sonata d-moll K.1 L.366 D.Scarlatti 2'30" score
Sonata d-moll K.9 L.413 D.Scarlatti 3'30" score
The Harmonious Blacksmith Haendel 4'30" score
Sonate Nr.42 G-Dur Hob.XVI 27 Haydn 11'00" score
Sonate Nr.48 C-Dur Hob.XVI 35 Haydn 10'00" score
Sonate Nr.11 mov.3 "Turkish March" a-moll K.331 Mozart 3'30" score
Fantasie d-moll K.397 Mozart 6'00" score
Rondo D-Dur K.485 Mozart 7'30" score
Sonate Nr.8 "Pathetique" mov.2 Op.13 Beethoven 5'00" score
Sonate Nr.8 "Pathetique" mov.3 Op.13 Beethoven 5'00" score
Sonate Nr.14 "Mondscheinsonate" mov.1 Op.27-2 Beethoven 5'30" score
Sonate Nr.19 g-moll Op.49-1 Beethoven 8'00" score
Sonate Nr.20 G-Dur Op.49-2 Beethoven 8'00" score
Rondo C-Dur Op.51-1 Beethoven 6'00" score
Sonate Nr.25 G-Dur Op.79 Beethoven 6'30" score
Moments musicaux D 780 Op.94-3 Schubert 2'00" score
Sweet Remembrance (Lieder ohne Worte Heft 1) E-Dur Op.19-1 Mendelssohn 3'30" score
Jagerlied (Lieder ohne Worte Heft 1) A-Dur Op.19-3 Mendelssohn 2'30" score
The poet's harp (Lieder ohne Worte Heft 3) E-Dur Op.38-3 Mendelssohn 2'30" score
Duetto (Lieder ohne Worte Heft 3) As-Dur Op.38-6 Mendelssohn 4'30" score
The fleecy cloud (Lieder ohne Worte Heft 4) Es-Dur Op.53-2 Mendelssohn 3'00" score
Frühlingslied (Lieder ohne Worte Heft 5) A-Dur Op.62-6 Mendelssohn 3'00" score
Spinnerlied (Lieder ohne Worte Heft 6) C-Dur Op.67-4 Mendelssohn 2'00" score
Grande valse brillante Es-Dur Op.18 Chopin 5'30" score
Nocturne Es-Dur Op.9-2 Chopin 4'30" score
Nocturne (Lento con gran espressione) cis-moll Chopin 4'00" score
Valse No.6 "Petit chien" Des-Dur Op.64-1 Chopin 1'30" score
Valse No.7 cis-moll Op.64-2 Chopin 4'30" score
Valse No.9 "L'adieu" As-Dur Op.69-1 Chopin 4'00" score
Valse No.14 e-moll Chopin 3'00" score
Raindrop (24 Preludes) Des-Dur Op.28-15 Chopin 5'00" score
Mazurka B-Dur Op.7-1 Chopin 2'30" score
Traumerai (Kinderszenen) Op.15-7 Schumann 2'30" score
Intermezzo (Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op.26) Schumann 2'30" score
Troika en traineaux (Les saisons) Tchaikovsky 3'00" score
Asturias (Suite española 1) Op.47-5 Albeniz 5'00" score
Sommerfugl (Lyriske smastykker 3) Op.43-1 Grieg 2'00" score
Anitras Dans (Peer Gynt Suite 1) Op.46-3 Grieg 3'30" score
Til foraret (Lyriske smastykker 3) Op.43-6 Grieg 4'30" score
Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (Children's corner) Debussy 3'00" score
Golliwog's cakewalk (Children's corner) Debussy 3'30" score
Prélude (Suite Bergamasque) Debussy 6'30" score
The fir (5 Pieces) Op.75-5 Sibelius 3'30" score
Danza ritual del fuego Falla 4'00" score
Fantasy "Sakura Sakura" Hirai, Kozaburo 3'30" 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