One in 17 parts of film or TV soundtrack, underscore music, These go well together, or separately, It provides the backdrop for suspense, pensive action, sometimes dark fused with a variety of sound effects of bell tolls, haunting pads, jailhouse door slams to complete the scene, Each piece was writ...
A serene start with beautiful melodies produces a sentimental and loving atmosphere. This contrasts with the more upbeat, almost dance-like passage which in turns into a dramatic, powerful and forceful section before returning to a calm ending. Used widely in advertising and film and TV productions....
The second movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata is a contrast to the first movement. This movement is positive, playful and joyful but yet subdued. Lovely light melodies allow the piece to flow along nicely.
Playful melodies begin this intensely moving work. Schumann keeps the emotions ebbing and flowing as the dynamics rise and fall in this deeply accomplished composition which was written when he was just 29 years old.
The first of Liszt's Liebestraums, (Dreams of love), is a delicate and tender piece. Always light and very spacious it sets the tone for the three works as a whole. Wonderful for romantic segments, weddings and nostalgic memories.
The second on Debussy's Arabesques is faster, brighter and more lively. Although the two works are usually put in the '20th Century' classical music period, they are now being increasingly seen as a separate impressionistic style popular with European composers.
Delicate and tender, this beautiful track conveys a longing hopefulness with a slight melancholic tinge. Slow and graceful, this was the very first work in the 'Lyric Pieces' first book by Grieg who regarded it as one of his finest melodies.
A beautiful, flowing introduction leads us into a magical fantasy. Sweet and tender, this is the first of Debussy's 'Deux Arabesques'. Written in E major and played at a slow tempo it gives a regal, emotional tone. Widely used in popular culture such as in TV themes and advertising. It has also been...
Popular and amusing, this piano solo by Dvorak is the most famous of his '8 Humoresques'. A loose and flowing track which has been used in many humorous settings. Great for conveying a little comical, witty or satirical feeling.
A mood of intense yet subdued emotion marks the overall feeling of the second Liebestraum composed by Liszt. More dynamic than the first and third parts it shows a less confident side whilst still retaining its passion and sentimentality.
The first movement of this instantly recognisable piano sonata starts off quietly to set a calm, delicate and slightly melancholic tone. As the emotions rise and fall, the intensity swells and diminishes gracefully.
A fast, dramatic and energetic end to the famous Moonlight Sonata. The third movement moves along at a great pace, (presto agitato - which means fast, in a hurry and agitated). The pianist gives a fantastic rendition of this high tempo work.