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

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