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