Listening Corner

Composers are listed according to their date of birth

1. Byrd, William

1539-1623

Period: Renaissance 

Nationality: British

Selection: Pavan Lachrymae

2. Bach, Johann Sebastian 

1685-1750

Period: Baroque

Nationality: German

Selection: English Suite No. 2in A Minor (Bourree)

Youtube Link: Performed by Ivo Pogorelich (slide to 17:00)

3. Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

1756-1791

Period: Classical

Nationality: Austrian

Selection: Piano Concerto No. 23, Adagio

Youtube Link: Performed by Hélène Grimaud

4. Beethoven, Ludwig Van

1770-1827

Period: Classical

Nationality: German

Selection: Moonlight Sonata in C#, 3.Presto Agitato

Youtube Link: Performed by Valentina Lisitsa

5. Liszt, Franz

1811-1886

Period: Romantic

Nationality: Hungarian

Selection: Années De Pèlerinage (Years of Pilgrimage)

Youtube Link: Performed by Claudio Arroyo

6. Brahms, Johannes

1833-1897

Period: Classical

Nationality: German

Selection: Hungarian Dances No. 5 in G Minor

Youtube Link: Performed by Caroline Clipsham

7. Schumann, Robert

1839-1856

Period: Romantic

Nationality: German

Selection: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Allegro

Youtube Link

8. Tchaikovsky, Peter

1840-1893

Period: Romantic

Nationality: Russian

Selection: Piano Concerto in B Flat Minor, Allegro

Youtube Link: Performed by Martha Argrich

9. Rachmaninoff, Sergei

1873-1943

Period: Romantic

Nationality: Russian

Selection: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Allegro

Youtube Link: Performed by Behzod Abduraimov

10. Ravel, Maurice

1875-1937

Period: 20th Century (Impressionism)

Nationality: French

Selection: Menuet Antique

Youtube Link: Performed by Ariel Lanyi

11. Bartok, Bella

1881-1945

Period: 20th Century

Nationality: Hungarian

Selection: Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion

12. Ponce, Manuel M.

1882-1948

Period: 20th Century

Nationality: Mexican

Selection: Scherzino Mexicano

13. Stravinsky, Igor1882-1971

Period: 20the Century

Nationality: Russian, French, American

Selection: The Rite of Springs

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14. Prokofiev, Sergei

1891-1953

Period: 20th Century

Nationality: Russian

Selection: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Allegro

15. Gershwin, George

1898-1937

Period: 20th Century

Nationality: American

Selection: Rhapsody in Blue (partial)

16. Revueltas, Silvestre

1899-1940

Period: 20th Century

Nationality: Mexican

Selection: Retablo (Un Velorio)

16. Chavez, Bella

1899-1978

Period: 20th Century

Nationality: Mexican

Selection: Concerto for Pianoforte (excerpt, not complete)

17. Khatchaturian, Aram

1903-1978

Period: 20th Century

Nationality: Armenian

Selection: Toccata

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18. Shostakovich, Dmitri

1906-1975

Period: 20th Century

Nationality: Russian

Selection: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Andante

Youtube Link: Performed by Denis Matzuev and Conducted by Valerie Gergiev

 

 

Waltz 2 from Jazz Suite No. 2

Youtube Link

19. Moncayo, Jose Pablo

1912-1958

Period: 20th Century

Nationality: Mexican

Selection: Huapango

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20. Cage, John

1912-1992

Period: 20th Century

Nationality: American

Selection: In a Landscape

21. Schnittke, Alfred

1934-1988

Period: 20th Century

Nationality: Russian

Selection: Piano Sonata No. 2 – Moderato

22. Corigliano, John

1938

Period: 20th Century

Nationality: American

Selection: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra – Allegro

 

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