A selection of classical Piano masterpieces on CD

A Listmania! list by maximus (manchester, uk)
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Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-4
1.  Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-4 by Vladimir Ashkenazy
The list author says:
  "Numbers 2 & 3 are the best ones and also the most regularly performed.  Rachmaninov continued the romantic traditions into the 20th Century skillfully and left us two of the most amazing concertos"
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Mozart: Complete Piano Concertos
2.  Mozart: Complete Piano Concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The list author says:
  "Any of the Mozart concertos can be considered as masterpieces.  My personal favourites are 21, 20, 24, 14, 16, and the double piano concerto (10)"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Piano Concertos - Beethoven
3.  Piano Concertos - Beethoven by Wilhelm Kempff
The list author says:
  "Beethoven's 1st and 3rd are the best ones for me.  4th and 5th are probably the most popular.  In Nos 1-3 you hear Mozart's influence"
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J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations
4.  J.S. Bach Goldberg Variations by Nick van Bloss
The list author says:
  "A beautiful work, with moving interpretation by Nick Van Bloss"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Grieg / Schumann: Piano Concertos
5.  Grieg / Schumann: Piano Concertos by Stephen Kovacevich
The list author says:
  "Two of the most often performed on the concert circuit.  Deservedly so - they are immediately accessible and highly enjoyable,  Feel good classical music!"
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Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2 / Bartok: Piano Concerto No.3, Sonata for 2 Pianos & Percussion
6.  Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.2 / Bartok: Piano Concerto No.3, Sonata for 2 Pianos & Percussion by Dmitry Shostakovich
The list author says:
  "This is a good intro to more "modern" piano concertos of the 20th Century. If you like these, I recommend buying the full set of Bartok ones"
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Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 - Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major
7.  Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 - Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major by Martha Argerich
The list author says:
  "Unmissable - both works full of orchestral and piano virtuosity.  If you ever get the chance to see the Prokofiev No3 live, then go and see it.  You'll be on the edge of your seat by the end!"
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Rachmaninov: 24 Preludes, Sonata No.2
8.  Rachmaninov: 24 Preludes, Sonata No.2 by Vladimir Ashkenazy
The list author says:
  "This music is mesmerising, and Ashkenazy's playing is perfection"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Mozart: The Piano Sonatas
9.  Mozart: The Piano Sonatas by Mitsuko Uchida
The list author says:
  "Compared to his orchestral and operatic work, Mozart's piano sonatas are under-rated.  This box set is a revelation!  E.g. The A minor sonata is a masterpiece and leaps forward to the Romantic period"
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Stravinsky: Three mouvements from Petrushka; Prokofiev: Piano Sonata 7; Webern: Piano Variations; Boulez: Piano Sonata 2
10.  Stravinsky: Three mouvements from Petrushka; Prokofiev: Piano Sonata 7; Webern: Piano Variations; Boulez: Piano Sonata 2 by Igor Stravinsky
The list author says:
  "Pollini plays the incredibly difficult Stravinsky and Prokofiev works with eye-popping precision!"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Beethoven: Favourite Piano Sonatas
11.  Beethoven: Favourite Piano Sonatas by Alfred Brendel
The list author says:
  "Try these.  Probably some of Beethoven's most famous piano sonatas.  If you like them perhaps you could try the complete set (with Brendel, Barenboim or Goode)"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

Chopin: The Nocturnes
12.  Chopin: The Nocturnes by Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin
The list author says:
  "Chopin's nocturnes contain some of the most famous and often quoted solo piano music in the repertoire.  This recording of the complete set is hard to beat."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Dvorįk: Piano Concerto, Op. 33; The Water Goblin, Op. 107
13.  Dvorįk: Piano Concerto, Op. 33; The Water Goblin, Op. 107 by Antonķn Dvorįk
The list author says:
  "More people should hear this concerto.  Why it's not more often played is something that baffles me. Maybe it's because it's not as showy in the piano part as Grieg's or Tchaikovsky's (No.1) concerto."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Chopin: Favourite Piano Works
14.  Chopin: Favourite Piano Works by Frederic Chopin
The list author says:
  "I bought this for the complete set of Preludes and Ashkenazy's interpretation which is outstanding. There is of course, so much more to enjoy on this double CD edition, you can't really ask for more!"
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Clementi: Piano Sonatas
15.  Clementi: Piano Sonatas by Muzio Clementi
The list author says:
  "Demidenko brings this often neglected repertoire to life.  It should become mainstream if more people listen to this CD."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Debussy: Complete Works for Piano, Vol.1
16.  Debussy: Complete Works for Piano, Vol.1 by Claude Debussy
The list author says:
  "A must have (along with vol.2, below).  Thibaudet interpretation of these intoxicating works by the groundbreaking Debussy are absolute treasures"
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Debussy: Complete Works for Solo Piano Vol.2 - Images, Etudes
17.  Debussy: Complete Works for Solo Piano Vol.2 - Images, Etudes by Jean-Yves Thibaudet
The list author says:
  "as above - and if you see this list when the two volumes are less than £10 each on Amazon, then snap them up.  Absolute crazy bargains."
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Debussy: 12 Etudes  (DECCA The Originals)
18.  Debussy: 12 Etudes (DECCA The Originals) by Mitsuko Uchida
The list author says:
  "More Debussy, The set of 12 Etudes is covered in one of Thibaudet's box-sets but this recording is of such exquisite quality all round, that it should be added to your collection if you like Debussy"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Bach, J.S.: Toccata BWV 911; Partita No.2; English Suite No.2  (DG The Originals)
19.  Bach, J.S.: Toccata BWV 911; Partita No.2; English Suite No.2 (DG The Originals) by Martha Argerich
The list author says:
  "Inspired and enchanting performances of some of the best known bach keyboard works."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
20.  Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
The list author says:
  "If you want to hear Bach played with great concentration and somewhat idiosyncratic way, then Gould is worth a try.  His 1955 recording is even more famous that this one and caused quite a stir then"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas
21.  Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti
The list author says:
  "Pletnev produces some very enjoyable playing of a selection of Scarlatti Sonatas, many of which on this CD have some Iberian folk/popular elements.  The works were originally for Harpsichord."
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Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.1 - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
22.  Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.1 - Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini by Libor Pesek
The list author says:
  "A delight from start to finish. Read my review on the product page."
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3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3, Concert Fantasy [GEMINI]
23.  Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3, Concert Fantasy [GEMINI] by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
The list author says:
  "No 2 is my personal favourite, but No1 is the famous one!"
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JS Bach Keyboard Concertos
24.  JS Bach Keyboard Concertos by Nick van Bloss
The list author says:
  "Elegance and virtuosity"
£11.33   Used & New from: £6.94
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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