Famous Pianists Who Wrote for Themselves

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

'Chopin, by Wodzinska' by Maria Wodzińska. 'Chopin, by Wodzinska' by Maria Wodzińska. (Wikimedia Commons)

Years ago, pianists who gave concerts, such as Chopin, had to perform works they had written or arranged for themselves. Learn more about these great performers, and how they created vehicles through which they could show off their skills on the keyboard.

Program Playlist:

Chopin: Waltz No. 11 in G-flat Major
Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor
Couperin: L'Évaporée
Mozart: Concerto No. 22
Beethoven: Sonata No. 16
Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6
Albéniz: Sevilla
Gottschalk: Le Banjo
Field: Nocturne
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G minor
Horowitz: Stars and Stripes

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