Lisztonian: Classical Piano Music



Lisztonian provides free classical piano music from popular composers and works. All recordings are free to download and enjoy without ads or memberships. Recordings include works 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. Please consider signing my piano at! Here is a complete listing of the works currently available: 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


  • Goedicke: (Elegy) Op. 46, No. 29

    19/04/2011 Duración: 01min

    Alexander Goedicke was a Russian composer and pianist who, despite having no formal training in composition, was quite gifted in composition. There is little information on this short work, but I find the melody to be enchanting. This recording was performed at my home, on my Steinway AIII. I hope that you enjoy this recording.

  • Clementi: Sonatina Op. 36 No. 3

    13/03/2011 Duración: 05min

    This is the 3rd Sonatina in Clementi's Op. 36. I admit that I am not too pleased with how I played this piece and it is definitely one of those that I may have to re-record in the future. But for now, I hope that somebody out there benefits from this release. Enjoy!

  • Debussy: (Moonlight) Clair de Lune

    30/12/2010 Duración: 05min

    It's finally here! I've had a request for the popular "Clair de lune" more times than any other work. I finally committed to recording this a couple of weeks ago and here it is! I hope that my interpretation and recording will not be a disappointment to those who have patiently waited. Clair de Lune, translated as "moonlight" is one of Debussy's most popular pieces. It is a beatiful work that has much room for interpretation. In fact, the debates about how this work should be played can become quite heated. Although it was composed in 1882, it was not published until 1926. Apparently, this piece has had a resurgence of popularity due to the release of the movie Twilight - as it appears as a bonus track on the movie's soundtrack. I've never seen the movie, but if you have, and you liked it, then maybe this recording will mean even more to you. This recording was completed in my home on my Steinway A III piano. I hope that you enjoy it!

  • Schumann: Fantasy in C Major Op. 17 III Lento Sostenuto

    18/11/2010 Duración: 11min

    This is a recording of the third movement/section of Schumann's masterpiece, Fantasy in C. This movement is one of my all-time favorite works in the piano literature. Edited by his wife, Clara, this work was originally dedicated to Franz Liszt, although later editions did not include the dedication. I view this as a highly passionate and energetic work, despite the deceptively (in some ways) slower-paced tempo throughout this movement. The listener will find a great number of ways to interpret and digest the music presented in this recording, just as I have found so many ways of interpreting it as the performer. I hope that you enjoy my recording of Schumann's Fantasy in C, Opus 17.

  • Clementi: Sonatina Op. 36, No. 2

    13/09/2010 Duración: 04min

    As requested by a listener, this is No. 2 of Clementi's Six Sonatinas Op. 36. Recorded on my Steinway AIII. I hope that you enjoy this latest recording.

  • Beethoven: Ecossaises WoO 83 - Serie 25 No. 302

    11/07/2010 Duración: 02min

    The Ecossaise is a Scottish dance, usually in 2/4 time. It is known for the energetic rhythm and wide-ranging dynamics. This particular Ecossaise was composed by Ludwig van Beethoven in 1823. This happens to be my first recording on my newly-acquired grand piano! I can't believe how much better the sound quality is on this piano as compared to my previous recordings. Hopefully you will all enjoy the improvement in sound!

  • Bach: Invention No. 1 in C Major

    13/05/2010 Duración: 01min

    Bach's Invention No. 1 in C Major is one of his most well-known works, as it typically makes it into the repertory of most piano students. As a result, I decided I had better make a recording of it. I hope you enjoy my sight-reading recording of Bach's Invention No. 1 in C Major! This recording was made at my home on my studio upright.

  • Debussy: (The Sunken Cathedral) Preludes Book 1 No. 10: La cathédrale engloutie (The Engulfed Cathedral): Profondément calme

    02/04/2010 Duración: 05min

    I have had several people request that I record some Debussy preludes so here is the first! This prelude is one of Debussy's best-known works. It was composed just over 100 years ago and appeared in Debussy's first book of preludes. This piece is composed after the legend of the city of Ys (pronounced "ees") - which was engulfed in the sea but was allowed to rise out of the sea once each day to serve as a reminder of the great city that was lost. Part of the legend, which is so critical to this work, is the sound of the church bells that you first begin to hear as the city rises from the sea. The piece starts off with the sound of these bells, and after some fantastic imagery, evolves into the resounding and powerful sound of the church's organ. The city then begins to slowly sink again into the sea. The imagery in this work is astounding and Debussy's ingenius interpretation of this legend is deserving of the highest praise.

  • Clementi: Sonatina Op. 36, No. 1

    25/01/2010 Duración: 03min

    This is my first recording of a work by Muzio Clementi. I thank one of the visitors to my Facebook page for suggestion a recording by Clementi! Clementi wrote many, many Sonatas (and Sonatinas) for the piano and was considered the first great composer for the piano (or pianoforte). His works were inspirational to many great musicians and composers including Beethoven. I hope that you will enjoy my recording of this complete Sonatina (all three movements).

  • Bach: Goldberg Variations BWV 988 : I

    28/11/2009 Duración: 02min

    This is the first variation on the Aria from Bach's famous Goldberg Variations. This set of variations on a simple Aria is one of the greatest keyboard works available. Bach demonstrates his unique capability to compose so many different styles of music within the constraints of counterpoint as well as the theme upon which the variations are composed. The entire work is truly a brilliant masterpiece of music. This recording of the first variation is a bit premature as you will notice several slip-ups and some problems with tempo consistency. However, despite being away from the piano for several months I wanted to release something to keep the website fresh, so I dug up this recording out of an archive. Despite the obvious weaknesses, I hope that you will enjoy my rendition of the first Variation from Bach's Goldberg Variations.

  • Bach: Prelude in B-flat Minor Arranged in Major

    20/10/2009 Duración: 03min

    This is a personal arrangement of Bach's Prelude in B-flat Minor BWV 867 - The Well-Tempered Clavier, Vol 1. As I played this piece, I mentally converted it from the minor key of B-flat to the parallel major key. I did this as a demonstration of how such simple alterations in music can make such a dramatic difference on the emotions and thoughts that the music evokes. Please click here (or visit the site) to listen to this work played in the original minor key and then listen to this arrangement again - hopefully you'll enjoy both!

  • Bach: Prelude in B-flat Minor BWV 867 - The Well-Tempered Clavier, Vol 1

    27/09/2009 Duración: 03min

    This is one of those preludes that is great for those times when words just cannot express the longings of the heart. To me, this prelude is like a lamentation or a mourning - something heartfelt and sincere. It is also in a fairly uncommon key - that of B flat minor. I hope that you enjoy my recording of this work.

  • Liszt: (Hymn of the Child on Awakening) Hymne de l'enfant a son reveil

    14/09/2009 Duración: 06min

    This work is the sixth piece from Liszt's "Harmonies poetiques et religieuses" (Poetic and Religious Harmonies). This work has some very beautiful harmonies and chord progressions. The majority of this work is in the key of A-flat, which is a very loving and dreamlike key for Liszt. He throws in a few changes to the important key of E-major, which, to Liszt, was a very religious key. I especially love the way that he transforms the key of A-flat right before the Andantino section into the wonderful key of F. He uses the F-major IV, V, I cadence to lead from the B-flat minor (the II chord in A-flat, the current key) to a beautiful suspension of C major that then resolves into F major. He then returns to the dominant key with a beautiful climax and then ends this work with a common "hymn" ending of IV-I (D-flat to A-flat). It is absolutely wonderful! I hope that you enjoy my recording of this beautiful work by the Great Franz Liszt.

  • Mozart: Sonata in F Major K. 300k (332) - Complete

    22/08/2009 Duración: 21min

    This is simply a compilation of the last three recordings put together to make the entire sonata. I also adjusted the volume to make it a little louder.

  • Mozart: Sonata in F Major K. 300k (332) - III Allegro

    17/08/2009 Duración: 07min

    This is the third and final movement to Mozart's Sonata in F Major (K 300k). This has been a fun sonata to record and got me hooked on learning a few other Mozart sonatas that I will hopefully be recording and releasing in the coming months. I hope you enjoy my recording of Mozart's Sontat in F, "Allegro" (3rd Movement).

  • Mozart: Sonata in F Major K. 300k (332) - II Adagio

    05/08/2009 Duración: 04min

    This is the 2nd movement of Mozart's Sonata in F Major and is a beautiful piece. I enjoy playing this piece during the calm, quite moments of the evening or early morning hours. This recording was completed at my home on my studio upright piano.

  • Mozart: Sonata in F Major K. 300k (332) - I Allegro

    23/07/2009 Duración: 09min

    This is the first movement of Mozart's Sonata K 300k. It was composed during the summer of 1778. Stay tuned for the remaining two movements, as they will be released over the next several weeks. I hope you enjoy my recording of Mozart's F Major Sonata.

  • Liszt: (Wilde Jagd - Arthur's Chase) Transcendental Etude No. 8 - Etudes d'exécution transcendante, S.139 No. 8

    28/06/2009 Duración: 06min

    This Etude is comes from a set of Etudes that Liszt originally composed in his youth, but later revised to become 12 of the most technically challenging works for the piano. This is the eighth in the set. The etudes were composed in 1851 and published the following year. They were composed during the period of Liszt's life where he focused his efforts on fine-tuning his piano technique and earned his well-deserved reputation as the greatest pianist of his day and possibly the greatest pianist of all time. This etude is a fast-paced work that challenges the hands in many ways. I have enjoyed this work ever since it was first introduced to me in college and I am happy that I finally have taken the time to record it. I hope that you enjoy my recording of Liszt's transcendental etude No 8 - Arthur's Chase! This recording took place at my home and was performed on my studio upright.

  • Liszt: Excerpts from Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C Sharp

    15/06/2009 Duración: 02min

    This is the piece of music made famous by Bugs Bunny! One of the all-time favorite classical piano works - Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. I only recorded excerpts from this piece for two reasons. First, because I used this as an audition piece for a talent competition for which the perfomance had to be under three minutes. Second, because I haven't learned to play the rest well enough to record it! I hope you enjoy my recording of excerpts from Liszt's most famous Hungarian Rhapsody!

  • Bach: Partita No. 1 in B flat: Menuet 2

    09/06/2009 Duración: 54s

    This is the second of two menuets found in Bach's Partita No. 1 in B-flat major (Opus 1). I've always enjoyed this brief section of the work and it includes some tricky finger work despite the deceitfully simple harmonies. Bach certainly had a way of emphasizing the subtle harmonies to invigorate the soul! Bach himself wrote the following on the title page of the first volume of the Clavierubung (which consists of the 6 partitas): Keyboard Training, consisting of Preludes, Allemandes, Courantes, Sarabandes, Gigues, Menuets and other Galanteries, dedicated to Music Lovers for the Pleasure of their Minds

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