Greatest Sonatas

selected by Piero Scaruffi
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Piano Sonatas

  1. Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Op. 111
  2. Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Sonata in B flat major D960
  3. Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): "Appassionata" Op. 57
  4. Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): Op. 109
  5. Franz Schubert (Germany, 1797): Sonata in A major, D959
  6. Ferencz Liszt: Sonata in B Minor
  7. Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): "Hammerklavier" Op. 106
  8. Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): "Pathetique"
  9. Wolfgang Mozart (Austria, 1756): Sonata No.11 in A Major K331 "Alla Turca"
  10. Karlheinz Stockhausen (Germany, 1928): "Klavierstuck IX" (1961)
  11. Johannes Brahms (Germany, 1833): Sonata in f minor
  12. Scriabin: Sonata No 9 "Black Mass"
  13. Frederic Chopin: Sonata No. 2 in B Flat Minor op.35
  14. Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, L 23
  15. Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata No.7
  16. Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata No.6
  17. Frederic Chopin: Sonata No.3 in B Minor Op. 58
  18. Scriabin: Sonata Fantasia Op. 2 in G Sharp Minor
  19. Rachmaninov: Sonata #2 in B Flat Major Op. 36
  20. Medtner: "Night Wind" Sonata op.25, no.2
  21. Joseph Haydn: Sonata in C, Hob. XVI:50
  22. Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Grande Sonate G major
  23. Joseph Haydn: Sonata in E Flat Major No. 52
  24. Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord"
  25. Bela Bartok: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
  26. Pierre Boulez: Sonata piano 3 (1957)
  27. Ludwig Van Beethoven (Germany, 1770): several others, eg Op. 110 - Op. 90 - Op. 81a - Op. 2/3 in C Major - Op. 10/2 in F Major - Op. 31/3 in E Flat Major - Op. 53 in C Major "Waldstein" - Op. 13
  28. Wolfgang Mozart: also No.14 in C Minor K457, KV.284 D major, KV.330 C major, KV.332 F major, KV.333 B flat major

Other Keyboard Compositions

  1. Johann Sebastian Bach: "Goldberg Variations"
  2. Johann Sebastian Bach: "Die Kunst der Fuge"
  3. Johann Sebastian Bach: "Das Wohltemperierte Clavier"
  4. Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasy in A Minor BWV 922
  5. Robert Schumann: Fantasy in C Major op.17
  6. Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, BWV 565
  7. Ferencz Liszt: Via Crucis
  8. Franz Schubert: Fantasia in F Minor
  9. Pierre Boulez: "Structures" (1951)
  10. Robert Schumann: "Kreisleriana"
  11. Modest Mussorgsky: "Pictures at an Exhibition"
  12. Olivier Messiaen: "Vingt Regards Sur L'Enfant-Jesus"
  13. Ludwig van Beethoven: Diabelli Variations
  14. Johann Sebastian Bach: Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor
  15. Frederic Chopin: Nocturnes
  16. Claude Debussy: Preludes
  17. Olivier Messiaen: "Catalogue d'Oiseaux"
  18. Karlheinz Stockhausen: Mantra for two pianos and electronics
  19. Johann Sebastian Bach: Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582
  20. Johann Sebastian Bach: "Musikalisches Opfer"
  21. Ferencz Liszt: Etude d'Execution Trascendante
  22. Frederic Chopin: Preludes
  23. Franz Schubert: "Wanderer Fantasy"
  24. Ferencz Liszt: Annees de Pelerinage
  25. Robert Schumann: "Carnaval"
  26. Cesar Franck: Prelude, Fugue and Variation for Organ in B minor, Op. 18
  27. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Fantasia for Mechanical Organ in F minor
  28. Cesar Franck: Grande Piece Symphonique for Organ, Op. 17
  29. Camille Saint-Saens: Fantasy for Organ in E flat major
  30. Gyorgy Ligeti: Etudes
  31. Ruth Crawford: "Piano Study in Mixed Accents"
  32. Wolfgang Mozart: Fantasy in C Minor K. 475
  33. Ludwig Van Beethoven: Bagatelle No. 25 in A minor "Fur Elise"
  • Frederic Chopin: Ballades
  • Frederic Chopin: Etudes
  • Frederic Chopin: Impromptus
  • Frederic Chopin: Scherzos
  • Claude Debussy: Images for Piano
  • Claude Debussy: Etudes
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Fugue in G minor, "Little G minor"
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, "Great G minor"
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, "St Anne"
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor, "Dorian"
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonata for Organ no 5 in C major
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonata for Organ no 1 in E flat major
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Trio Sonata for Organ no 3 in D minor
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D major
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E minor "Wedge"
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme
  • Johann Sebastian Bach: Pastorale in F major

Violin Sonatas

  1. Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata in A major Op.100
  2. Arvo Part: Fratres for Violin & Piano
  3. Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata in D minor
  4. Johann Sebastian Bach: Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor
  5. Johannes Brahms: Violin Sonata in G major
  6. Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A major Op.47 "Kreutzer"
  7. Nicolo Paganini: Caprice No.24 in A minor
  8. Prokofiev: Violin Sonata No. 2 Op. 94a
  9. Cesar Franck: Violin Sonata
  10. Faure: Violin Sonata
  11. Claude Debussy: Violin Sonata
  12. Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Sonata
  13. Richard Strauss: Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18.
  14. Poulenc: Violin Sonata

Cello Sonatas

  1. Sergei Rachmaninoff: Sonata in G Minor for Cello and Piano Op 19 No.3

Lute Sonatas

  1. Bach: Suite in E minor for Lute, BWV 996

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