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01/29/2006 05:55:57 AM · #26
there is some good piano music available free on the net, here'e some og my favorites..

healing piano
free solo piano
01/29/2006 06:32:37 AM · #27
Michael Jones. Okay, might be a common name; one of his CDs is "After the Rain". He also worked with David Lanz, previously mentioned.
01/29/2006 07:45:33 AM · #28
If you want classical stuff that sounds like movie sountracks, I suggest you check out Michael Nyman and Philip Glass.
I personally like all Rachmaninoff, Liszt and Ravel piano music.
01/29/2006 08:08:22 AM · #29
'Rhapsody in Blue' by George Gershwin
01/29/2006 08:20:48 AM · #30
Hiromi - Joy

This girl is amazing.
01/29/2006 08:28:09 AM · #31
01/29/2006 08:32:33 AM · #32
Felix Mendelssohn and Mozart and Vivaldi
03/14/2009 09:46:00 PM · #33
If you enjoy classical piano music, solo piano music, rich and soulful vocals, youthful swing dance music, soothing soft jazz music, and a collection of soft rock music, we invite you to peruse the collected works of Fred Potvin, pianist extraordinaire. He is not simply a piano musician, but is actually a true pianist at heart, and it is easy to see just how dedicated he truly is to creating delightful music to be appreciated by people of all ages.

To view some of Fred Potvinís music //fingersfred.com/music-samples.htm
To learn more about Fred and what he has done go to //fingersfred.com/music-portfolio.htm
03/14/2009 09:49:14 PM · #34
One of my all-time favorites to play is Scott Joplin's solace. I like listening to it almost as much as playing it.
03/14/2009 10:10:31 PM · #35
Keith Jarret anytime.
03/14/2009 10:26:36 PM · #36
Originally posted by shanksware:

not strictly piano, but classically trained Rick Wakeman is probably one of the best keyboard players on the planet. Hasn't put out an album in quite a while now. Don't know what he's doing.

Probably know of the mega-group YES. He was the keyboardist. Put out at list 6 of his own albums.

I was just gonna say, The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Rick Wakeman has some incredible music.
03/14/2009 10:31:38 PM · #37
Perhaps I missed it, but no one has mentioned THELONIOUS MONK?
12/05/2009 11:41:12 PM · #38
Ummm you said you like soundtracks too im sure youd love the "the legend of 1900"
I suggest the movie as good flick
12/05/2009 11:54:39 PM · #39
well to pour cold water on the piano you could try Gil Dech with " Rememberence " and "Robins Return" truly awful!!!!!
They used to play it on the request sessions years ago and unlike good wine it has'nt aged well
12/05/2009 11:56:04 PM · #40
Originally posted by Jutilda:

If you like jazz, Brad Meldau is great. He has solos plus with his trio. But you can't beat Oscar Peterson for some of the best jazz piano ever. Ellis Marsalis also plays great jazz piano, many times with his famous sons, Winston and Branford.

I have a newfound respect for you, Judy. Mehldau is great -- I have one called Places which I like a lot.

Vince Guaraldi sounds good this time of year, but all the Charlie Brown stuff aside, he was a capable West Coast pianist and could swing like mad.

Dave Brubeck - Jazz Goes to College ("Souk" is an AMAZING piece of pianism!)

Herbie Hancock, Jacky Terrasson, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Simon Nabatov, Andrew Hill... Monk, of course. I could go on for days.

Originally posted by Zigomar:

Keith Jarret anytime.

Few people realize Jarrett's a capable classical pianist as well. I absolutely love his reading of Shostakovich's 24 Preludes and Fugues.

Message edited by author 2009-12-06 00:06:28.
12/06/2009 12:04:07 AM · #41
Check out Paul Halley, Pianosong.

I'm also a fan of others already mentioned: Liz Story, Susan Ciani, David Lanz, Rick Wakeman...

Also: for some incredible Classical Oriented Rock piano, listen to the album "Emerson Lake and Palmer" (group and album name). I love those old ELP albums, but the other day I listed to that one while working, and it dawned on me how much of it is mainly piano.

And then there's Renaissance (the one with Annie Haslam). I can't think offhand which is the best intro to them and piano, but if you start with Prelude, you can't go wrong.

Oh, almost forgot some jazz greats: Chic Corea, Keith Jarret!
12/06/2009 12:10:38 AM · #42
Originally posted by mindbottling:

Perhaps I missed it, but no one has mentioned THELONIOUS MONK?

Ah, that makes two. :)
12/06/2009 02:35:28 AM · #43
There's a very badly filmed youtube clip of me playing some Rachmaninov here...
12/06/2009 02:48:58 AM · #44
I know this is a really old thread, but I'm quite partial to this guy.

Ludovico Einaudi

Message edited by author 2009-12-06 02:49:19.
12/06/2009 03:19:45 AM · #45
Originally posted by salmiakki:

I know this is a really old thread, but I'm quite partial to this guy.

Ludovico Einaudi

Great choice Sarah - I saw him in London last month.

He does some wonderful music.
12/06/2009 05:17:12 AM · #46
Schubert sonata in B flat
Clifford Curzon

A whole heap of his stuff.

Aural lacework.
12/06/2009 06:33:40 AM · #47
This is all stuff I really like.

Slow stuff:
Chopin - Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2
Liszt - Liebestraum Op. 62, No. 3 ("A Love Dream")
Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 14, Quasi una Fantasia (1st Movement) Duhhh everyone knows this. Also called "Moonlight Sonata" because this first movement had been compared to moonlight.
Shostakovich - Piano Concerto No. 2, Mvt. 2 I actually found this recently... it's very moody.
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2, Mvt. 2 (see below for link)
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Forbidden Colours Written for "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence." This piano version is hauntingly beautiful.

Fast stuff:
Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 14, Quasi una Fantasia (3rd Movement) Third movement of "Moonlight Sonata"... not so moonlight-y.
Chopin - Fantasie Impromptu
Liszt - Rigoletto Paraphrase Liszt did this piano reduction of a quartet from Verdi's Rigoletto
Prokofiev - Diabolical Suggestion I love this, but it's not for everyone. Kind of dark, kind of dissonant...
Liszt - La Campanella This is from a set of studies on Paganini called "Grand Paganini Etudes." It can get annoying after a while, but it's cute.
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2, Mvt. 3 (see below for link)

Concerts, Rhapsodies, etc (these are usually for piano & orchestra):
Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 - The first six videos in the playlist. This one's truly epic when you listen beginning to end, but both the 2nd and 3rd movements are masterpieces by themselves (I listed them in the "slow" and "fast" sections above as well).
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 - The whole playlist. I personally like the intro a lot, the rest not so much... but others love the whole thing.
Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue This is a lot of fun, and you definitely know it. Also has plenty of piano-only versions, with anything from one to four pianos.

Links are to YouTube videos and playlists. I'll keep updating this post as I think of more.

Message edited by author 2010-05-11 22:42:37.
12/06/2009 07:03:25 AM · #48
Schubert's Impromptus and Moment Musicaux
Yiruma's A River Flows in You
12/06/2009 07:07:11 AM · #49
Originally posted by BobsterLobster:

There's a very badly filmed youtube clip of me playing some Rachmaninov here...

12/06/2009 07:38:47 AM · #50
George, thanks for the youtube links. Anything Rachmaninoff is generally good piano music. Can be depressing as hell, but good!
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