Greatest Sonatas

selected by Piero Scaruffi
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Piano Sonatas

  1. Ludwig Van Beethoven: Op. 111
  2. Franz Schubert: Sonata in B flat major D960
  3. Ludwig Van Beethoven: "Appassionata" Op. 57
  4. Ludwig Van Beethoven: Op. 109
  5. Franz Schubert: Sonata in A major, D959
  6. Ferencz Liszt: Sonata in B Minor
  7. Ludwig Van Beethoven: "Hammerklavier" Op. 106
  8. Ludwig Van Beethoven: "Pathetique"
  9. Wolfgang Mozart: Sonata No.11 in A Major K331 "Alla Turca"
  10. Karlheinz Stockhausen: "Klavierstuck IX" (1961)
  11. Bela Bartok: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion
  12. Johannes Brahms: Sonata in f minor
  13. Scriabin: Sonata No 9 "Black Mass"
  14. Frederic Chopin: Sonata No. 2 in B Flat Minor op.35
  15. Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, L 23
  16. Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata No.7
  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. Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Grande Sonate G major
  21. Sergei Prokofiev: Sonata No.6
  22. Joseph Haydn: Sonata in E Flat Major XVI/52
  23. Joseph Haydn: Sonata in C, XVI/50
  24. Charles Ives: Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord"
  25. Pierre Boulez: Sonata piano 3 (1957)
  26. Joseph Haydn: Sonata in E Flat Major No. 52
  27. Wolfgang Mozart: Sonata for Two Pianos in D, K448
  28. Wolfgang Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 K545 in C Major
  29. Nikolai Medtner: "Night Wind" Sonata op.25, no.2
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. Muzio Clementi: Piano Sonata in B Minor Op. 40/2 (1802)
  33. Muzio Clementi: Sonata in G minor, Op. 50/3 (1821)

Other Keyboard Compositions

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

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: Partita No 2 in D Minor BWV 1004
  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. Arcangelo Corelli: Sonata 12 per violino e basso continuo "La Follia" (1700)
  10. Cesar Franck: Violin Sonata
  11. Faure: Violin Sonata
  12. Claude Debussy: Violin Sonata
  13. Dmitri Shostakovich: Violin Sonata
  14. Richard Strauss: Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18.
  15. 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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