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.

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 E-Dur K.380 L.23 D.Scarlatti 4'00" score
Sonata "Pastoralle" C-Dur K.513 L.S.3 D.Scarlatti 3'00" score
Sonate Nr.38 F-Dur Hob.XVI 23 Haydn 9'30" score
Sonate Nr.50 D-Dur Hob.XVI 37 Haydn 10'30" score
Sonate Nr.53 e-moll Hob.XVI 34 Haydn 10'30" score
Variationen über ein französisches Lied 'Ah,vous dirai-je, Maman' C-Dur K.265 Mozart 11'30" score
Sonate Nr.11 A-Dur K.331 Mozart 23'00" score
6 Variationen über das Duett "Nel cor piu non mi sento" aus der Oper "La molinara" Beethoven 5'00" score
Sonate Nr.1 f-moll Op.2-1 Beethoven 19'00" score
Sonate Nr.5 c-moll Op.10-1 Beethoven 19'00" score
Sonate Nr.6 F-Dur Op.10-2 Beethoven 16'00" score
Sonate Nr.10 G-Dur Op.14-2 Beethoven 18'30" score
Sonate Nr.14 "Mondscheinsonate" Mov.3 Op.27-2 Beethoven 8'00" score
Sonate Nr.17 "Tempest" mov.3 Op.31-2 Beethoven 7'30" score
Rondo brillante Es-Dur Op.62 Weber 6'00" score
Sonate Nr.1 mov.4 "Perpetuum mobile" C-Dur Op.24 Weber 4'00" score
Impromptu c-moll D899 Op.90-1 Schubert 9'00" score
Impromptu Es-Dur D899 Op.90-2 Schubert 5'00" score
Impromptu As-Dur D899 Op.90-4 Schubert 7'30" score
Agitation (Lieder ohne Worte Heft 4) Op.53-3 Mendelssohn 3'00" score
Nocturne b-moll Op.9-1 Chopin 5'30" score
Impromptu No.1 As-Dur Op.29 Chopin 4'00" score
Fantasie-Impromptu cis-moll Op.66 Chopin 5'00" score
Polonaise No.1 cis-moll Op.26-1 Chopin 8'00" score
Polonaise-Militaire A-Dur Op.40-1 Chopin 5'00" score
Etude f-moll Op.10-9 Chopin 2'30" score
Etude f-moll Op.25-2 Chopin 1'40" score
Arabeske C-Dur Op.18 Schumann 6'00" score
Blumenstücke Des-Dur Op.19 Schumann 8'30" score
Aufschwung (Phantasiestüke) Op.12-2 Schumann 3'30" score
Valse oubliee No.1 Liszt 3'00" score
Consolations No.3 Des-Dur Liszt 3'30" score
Scherzo-valse (10 Pièces pittoresques) Chabrier 4'00" score
Byllupsdag pa Troldhaugen (Lyriske smastykker 8) Op.65-6 Grieg 5'30" score
Salut d'Amour Op.12 Elgar 3'00" score
Arabesque No.1 E-Dur Debussy 4'30" score
Arabesque No.2 G-Dur Debussy 3'30" score
La fille aux cheveux de lin (Préludes 1) Debussy 2'30" score
Andaluza Op.37-5 (Danzas espanolas) Granados 4'30" score
Barcarolle g-moll Op.10-3 (Morceaux de salon) Rachmaninov 4'30" score
Pankakoski-Strom h-moll Op.48-1 Kaski 3'30" score
Roman nepi tancok Bartok 5'30" score
Hommage a Edith Piaf (15 Improvisations) c-moll Poulenc 3'30" score
Sonatina No.1 C-Dur Op.13-1 Kabalevsky 6'00" score

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    Intermediate Level 2
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