The Piano's Great Adventure
YourClassical Adventures - Episode 59: The Piano
The piano went through many changes before becoming the instrument we know today. Listen to some examples that explore the history of the piano.
Episode 59 playlist
Lodovico Giustini: Sonata da Cimbalo di Piano — One of the first pieces ever written for the piano by the first known composer of piano music.
LISTEN — Lodovico Giustini: Sonata da Cimbalo di Piano
Fredrich Chopin: Ballade No. 1 — The composer uses a special tool at the bottom of the piano called a pedal to make the notes blend.
LISTEN — Fredrich Chopin: Ballade No. 1
Franz Liszt: La Campanella — This composer was a virtuoso pianist. This is one of his most complex and challenging pieces of piano music to play.
LISTEN — Franz Liszt: La Campanella
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