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.

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-Dur K.492 L.14 D.Scarlatti 4'30" Music
Sonata B-Dur K.551 L.396 D.Scarlatti 4'30" Music
Sonata E-Dur K.135 L.224 D.Scarlatti 4'15" Music
Sonate Nr.31 As-Dur Hob.XVI 46 Haydn 27'00" Music
Sonate Nr.33 c-moll Hob.XVI 20 Haydn 23'00" Music
Sonate Nr.8 a-moll K.310 Mozart 20'00" Music
Sonate Nr.9 D-Dur K.311 Mozart 15'00" Music
Sonate Nr.12 F-Dur K.332 Mozart 24'00" Music
Sonate Nr.14 c-moll K.457 Mozart 20'00" Music
Fantasie c-moll K.475 Mozart 12'00" Music
Rondo a capriccio "Die Wut über den verlornen Groschen" G-Dur Op.129 Beethoven 6'00" Music
7 Variationen über "God save the King" Beethoven 8'30" Music
6 Variationen über ein eigenes Thema F-Dur Op.34 Beethoven 14'00" Music
Sonate Nr.2 A-Dur Op.2-2 Beethoven 22'30" Music
Sonate Nr.3 C-Dur Op.2-3 Beethoven 30'00" Music
Sonate Nr.4 Es-Dur Op.7 Beethoven 30'00" Music
Sonate Nr.7 D-Dur Op.10-3 Beethoven 28'30" Music
Sonate Nr.8 "Pathetique" c-moll Op.13 Beethoven 20'00" Music
Sonate Nr.11 B-Dur Op.22 Beethoven 27'00" Music
Sonate Nr.12 As-Dur Op.26 Beethoven 19'00" Music
Sonate Nr.13 "Sonata quasi una fantasia" Es-Dur Op.27-1 Beethoven 15'30" Music
Sonate Nr.15 "Pastorale" D-Dur Op.28 Beethoven 28'30" Music
Rondo brillante "Aufforderung zum Tanz" Des-Dur Op.65 Weber 7'30" Music
Impromptu Ges-Dur D899 Op.90-3 Schubert 7'00" Music
Impromptu f-moll D935 Op.142-1 Schubert 10'30" Music
Impromptu As-Dur D935 Op.142-2 Schubert 6'00" Music
Impromptu B-Dur D935 Op.142-3 Schubert 9'30" Music
Impromptu f-moll D935 Op.142-4 Schubert 7'30" Music
Rondo Capriccioso E-Dur Op.14 Mendelssohn 7'00" Music
Etude C-Dur Op.10-1 Chopin 2'00" Music
Etude Es-Dur Op.10-3 Chopin 4'00" Music
Etude cis-moll Op.10-4 Chopin 2'10" Music
Etude Ges-Dur Op.10-5 Chopin 1'50" Music
Etude F-Dur Op.10-8 Chopin 2'30" Music
Etude As-Dur Op.25-1 Chopin 2'30" Music
Etude "Ocean" c-moll Op.25-12 Chopin 3'00" Music
Impromptu No.2 fis-moll Op.36 Chopin 8'00" Music
Tarantella As-Dur Op.43 Chopin 4'00" Music
Nocturne No.5 Fis-Dur Op.15-2 Chopin 4'00" Music
Nocturne No.17 H Dur Op.62-1 Chopin 7'00" Music
Valse brillante As Dur Op.34-1 Chopin 5'30" Music
Valse No.5 As Dur Op.42 Chopin 4'00" Music
Scherzo No.1 h moll Op.20 Chopin 10'00" Music
Scherzo No.2 b moll Op.31 Chopin 10'00" Music
Novelletten Op.21-1 Schumann 5'30" Music
Sonate Nr.2 mov.1 g moll Op.22 Schumann 6'00" Music
Abegg Variations F Dur Op.1 Schumann 9'00" Music
Waldszenen Op.82 Schumann 19'00" Music
Papillons Op.2 Schumann 16'00" Music
Liebestraume No.3 As Dur Liszt 4'30" Music
Ungarische Rhapsodie No.5 e moll Liszt 9'00" Music
Theme and Variations (Grandes études de Paganini) Liszt 6'00" Music
Widmung (=Schumann) Liszt 4'00" Music
Rhapsodien g moll Op.79-2 Brahms 7'00" Music
Intermezzo (6 Stücke) Op.118-2 Brahms 6'00" Music
Zhavoronok (=Glinka) Balakirev 5'00" Music
Etincelles (sparks) Op.36-6 Moszkowski 3'00" Music
Prelude (Pour le piano) Debussy 4'00" Music
Clair de lune (Suite Bergamasque) Debussy 5'30" Music
Jardins sous la pluie (Estampes) Debussy 4'00" Music
Pavane pour une infante défunte G Dur Ravel 7'00" Music
Allegro barbaro Bartok 2'30" 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
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    Intermediate Level 3
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    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
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