Slow, ('Lent' in French), and free-flowing, this track evokes an almost daydream like state. This is the first of three works to be given the name Gnossienne name by Erik Satie to reflect this new style of composition.
A solo guitar piece with hugely Hispanic and Latin overtones. This habanera, (or dance of Havana), has a wonderful swaying theme which transports you to exotic places and bars. Great for travel sequences.
Chopin composed many mazurkas, (a Polish folk dance), and this is one of his most familiar. Not too fast, but swirling and with a light playfulness, it has a calmer interlude before resuming the dance.
Gymnopodie No.2 has an aura of sombreness about it. 'Lent et triste', (slow and sad), is the instruction to the player. Very atmospheric with a feeling of calm resignation. Huge amounts of space in the composition for thoughtful reflection.
Only sixteen bars long, this is a beautiful prelude. Graceful, serene and delicate it allows the listener to relax and unwind in a calm and peaceful way. Used in many productions and commercials worldwide.
Joyous upbeat waltz for solo classical guitar written around 90 years before a few bars of it became the most popular ringtone in history when used by Nokia in the 1990a. A classic that has become a digital classic!
Quick, joyous and celebratory, this Rondo from Piano Sonata No.11 is one of Mozart's best known piano pieces and has been used in many film, TV and media productions requiring a fast paced and up-tempo soundtrack.
The pianist decided to perform a quieter ending to this Chopin prelude. It has the nickname, 'Funeral March', although it isn't the tune we associate with his piano sonata No.2 third movement. However; this is strident and morose with its block chords in a minor key.
Brooding and oozing passion, this cross between Spanish flamenco and classical styles is one of the most famous solo guitar pieces. Popular and dramatic, it was in fact originally written for the piano.
The fastest variation of the Theme from the first movement of Mozart's Piano Sonata No.11 sparkles with energy and vivacity. A wonderful and lively ending to round off the variations of the main Theme.