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    Quote Originally Posted by Clouds Weep Snowflakes View Post
    Any details please?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._by_Erik_Satie

    I suggest that you explore Satie on Spotify, if you want to get to know his music.
    His piano music consists mostly of simple and beautiful melodies.

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    As far as piano chamber music goes, Brahms is without peer and all 16 of his masterpieces are worth hearing. In terms of accessibility, I think you should start from the bottom of the list and work your way up to the top.

    Piano Quintet (Eschenbach with the Amadeus Quartet)
    Piano Quartets (Beaux Arts Trio)
    Clarinet Trio and Sonatas (Drucker et al)
    Piano Trios + Horn Trio (Florestan Trio)
    Cello Sonatas (Rostopovich and Serkin)
    Violin Sonatas (Zukerman and Barenboim)

    For solo piano, I highly recommend Radu Lupu's opp.117-119, op.79 and op.5. Complement with Gilels's op.116 and a recording of the Handel and Paganini Variations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clouds Weep Snowflakes View Post
    Any suggestions? Chopin is pretty obvious, Haydn and Mozart are certainly worth mentioning; who else?
    well to stay within this style of Chopinesque.
    My new discoveries past few weeks, Scriabin late sonatas,
    Only Sofromitzki 's record








    Szymanowski another great find.


    You will have to siff through his solo piano, to find exactly what you like









    Szymanowski piano solo has the power to transport you back in space and time, to a age, pre industrial, where the world was a much more beautiful place

    I really think these 2 masters , might be of interest to you
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    Schubert of course. His impromptus are among the best possible introductions to classical music, in general and their lastning appeal are incredible. There is so much in this music. It is among the greatest pieces ever written for piano, for listeners and performers, pros and amateurs. And his last 6 sonatas are also all masterpieces.

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    I have to chime in with everyone else who’s mentioned Messiaen. He’s really quite outstanding and well worth the effort. Pierre-Laurent Aimard is a peerless interpreter of Messiaen.

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    I think that Beethoven is the best composer for piano. Some words and phrases from various sources that come to mind here are: "architecture," "extended thought process," "feeling, thought, and action," "the unexpected becomes the inevitable." From the smallest event to the largest structure "Beethoven's 32" (sonatas), the variations, and the other piano works engage my attention and involvement.
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