Before ‘National Piano Month’ (September) slips away entirely, here’s a little quiz with some familiar works for the instrument. Give a listen and see how many of these twenty mashed-up piano pieces you can identify:

 

(Click and drag over the space below to see the selections.)

  1. Satie: Gymnopedie #1
  2. Bach: Goldberg Variations (Aria)
  3. Stravinsky: Petrushka, Scene 1
  4. Schubert: “Wanderer” Fantasy
  5. Bach: Prelude #1 in C (from Well-Tempered Clavier, book 1)
  6. Mozart: Sonata #16
  7. Beethoven: Sonata #8 in c minor, “Pathetique”
  8. Brahms: Intermezzo
  9. Debussy: Golliwog’s Cakewalk (from Children’s Corner)
  10. Schubert: Impromptu #2 in E-flat
  11. Chopin: Nocturne, Op. 9, no. 2
  12. Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
  13. Chopin: “Heroic” Polonaise, Op. 53
  14. Brahms: Waltz in A-flat, Op. 39, no. 15
  15. Liszt: Liebestraum (“Dream of Love”)
  16. Debussy: Clair de Lune
  17. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #2
  18. Beethoven: “Moonlight” Sonata
  19. Rachmaninoff: Prelude in c-sharp minor
  20. Gershwin: Prelude #2

 

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