Lisztonian: Classical Piano Music
Summary: Finally! A free classical piano podcast with no ads and no memberships! Lisztonian (www.lisztonian.com) provides free classical piano music from popular composers and works. I try to put out a new recording each week so if you enjoy the classics, then please subscribe. You can keep up with my recordings and other commentary on my blog at blog.signmypiano.com.This podcast includes recordings from the following composers: Franz Liszt, Johann Sebastian Bach, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann, Moritz Moszkowski, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Aram Khachaturian, Franz Schubert, Gabriel Faure, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Modest Moussorgsky, Edvard Grieg, Claude Debussy, Felix Mendelssohn, Cesar Franck, John Field, Mikhail Glinka, Alexander Scriabin, Johann Strauss, Jr., Isaac Albeniz, Stephen Heller, Muzio Clementi, Alexander Goedicke, Johann Friedrich Burgmuller, Samuel Arnold, Edward MacDowell, Johannes Brahms. If you enjoy the music feel free to leave me feedback or visit my website at www.lisztonian.com! This podcast includes popular selections such as: To a Wild Rose, Cantabile, Op. 100 No. 2 - Arabaseque, Moonlight, Ecossaises WoO 83 - Serie 25 No. 302, Invention No. 1 in C Major, Sonatina Op. 36, No. 1, Excerpts from Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C Sharp, Well Tempered Clavier: Prelude in C Major Original Version, Etude in C-sharp Minor, Op. 2, No. 1, The Separation, Waltz in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2, Minuet in G, L adieu Valse - The Farewell Waltz, Fur Elise or For Elise, Fantasy Impromptu in C# minor, Songs Without Words - Duetto, Pathetique - Patetica 2nd Movement, Impromptu Op. 90 (D. 899) No. 2 in E-flat, Nocturne in E-flat Major Op. 9 No. 2, Serenada, Two Arabesques for Piano, The Prelude - The Bells of Moscow, Arietta, After a Dream, Dreaming, Revolutionary Etude, Foreign Lands and People - from Kinderszenen, Impromptu No. 4 in A flat Major, Jesu, Joy of Man\'s Desiring, Liebestraume - Dream of Love - Love Dreams, Moonlight Sonata 1st Movement, Military Polonaise, Prelude in A Major Op. 28 No. 7, Ave Maria, Raindrop Prelude, Prelude in E Minor Op. 28 No. 4
I almost forgot about this one! The tenth in Burgmuller's set of 25 etudes for piano - I forgot I had recorded this one along with the previous nine and just came across it. This etude (exercise) is intended to provide technique for repeated notes played by independant fingers. It's short and sweet.
I've finally completed the last Sonatina in Clementi's Opus 36! I actually recorded this over a year ago and am just barely getting around to releasing it. I apologize for the long delay. I hope that you will enjoy my recording of this work!
The next in the Clementi Sonatina set that I've been working on. This was actually recorded many months ago, but I haven't had time to publish it :-) This performance did not turn out great. I would label it as "sloppy" and "rushed" in many parts. However, I am just as human and prone to fallibility as the next pianist (perhaps more so!)... I hope that you will enjoy this recording of Clementi's Sonatina Op. 26, No. 5!!!
Apparently this is my first release of a Brahms piece on my website! I did not realize I was missing such an important composer in the classical reportory until now... This piece is a beautiful Intermezzo by Brahms - one that was introduced to me by a colleague at Washington University in St. Louis. The piece has a wonderful way of playing with dissonant harmonies, coming to quick and peaceful resolution - only to be disrupted again by a twist of harmonics. It's quite wonderful. I believe this is one of those pieces of music that is far more enjoyable to play than to listen to - so for all of you pianists out there, be sure to add this to your list of works! Simply listening to the various harmonies and how they interact (or cease to interact) is a wonderful study in music and leads to some great pedal-work as well! Enjoy!
The next in the set of 25 Burgmuller Etudes: Op. 100 No. 9. This one is fun to play... if you haven't already, give it a try!
Here is the next in the set of Burgmuller's Etudes - Op. 100 No. 8. It is titled "The Sweet Grace." I hope that you enjoy this recording!
Continuing the set of Burgmuller's Op. 100 - this recording is of No. 7, titled "By the limpid stream." I had to look up the meaning of "limpid," which means clear, or transparent. Hearing the recording after the fact, I think I would have taken it a touch slower and muted the inner notes more. I hope you enjoy the recording.
Here is the next recording in the set of 6 sonatinas by Muzio Clementi - Op. 36 No. 4. Just two more to go! I hope that you enjoy the recording.
This is a very well-known melody by the American composer, Edward MacDowell. He has wonderful music, including this piece, and I encourage pianists everywhere to get to know his music. I hope to record several more of his works over the coming months and years. This piece is often played as prelude or postlude in churches or for weddings. It has a beautiful melody and is accompanied by an equally beautiful harmonic progression. As my first recording of an American composer, I hope that you enjoy it!
The next in the set of Etudes by Burgmuller. A fun piece that I highly recommend!
A beautiful, short piece by Chopin... his "Cantabile" in B-flat is a well-known work that provides a few subtle challenges wrapped in simple melody and carried by enchanting harmonies. I hope that you enjoy my recording of this work - recorded at home on my 1941 Steinway AIII.
The fifth in Burgmuller's set of 25 etudes for piano. This one is intended to provide practice for developing quick and nimble fingers in the right hand. A fun piece to play and highly recommended.
The fourth in Burgmuller's set of 25 etudes for piano. This one is intended to provide practice for using thirds in both right and left hands. Recorded on my Steinway AIII, I hope you enjoy the recording!
Here is No. 3 in Burgmuller's set of 24 etudes for piano, Op. 100. Recorded on my Steinway AIII. I hope that you enjoy it!
The second etude in Burgmuller's Opus 100. This one is fairly well recognized. I think I found some better recording settings with this one than I used on the first etude. This was recorded on my Steinway AIII - a fun piece that I hope you enjoy!