Top Ten Contemporary Classical Pieces To Play On Piano




This volume contains 10 of the very best contemporary pieces written or arranged for solo Piano, with background notes on each piece.

Some people associate classical music very much with the historic past, but there is a wealth of contemporary music out there from a new wave of distinctive and adventurous writers, including plenty of fantastic pieces written for solo piano, many from film / TV soundtracks. Composers include the remarkable Ludovico Einaudi, whose music, rich in spiritual simplicity, has taken the musical public by storm; Jóhann Jóhannsson, who set the classical system to one side as a teenager to kick loose in indie bands; and multi-instrumentalist and composer Yann Tiersen, famous for his "Amelie" soundtrack.

Ambre [Wintermusik] - Frahm, Nils

Big My Secret [Piano, The] - Nyman, Michael

Comptine D'Un Autre Ete L'Apres-Midi [Amelie] - Tiersen, Yann

Forces of Attraction [Theory of Everything, The] - Jóhannsson, Jóhann

June: Transit of Venus [Once Around the Sun] - Talbot, Joby

Opening [Glassworks] - Glass, Philip

Opus 26 [Like Crazy] - O'Halloran, Dustin

Una Mattina - Einaudi, Ludovico

Unicorn's Horn, The [Wolf Hall] - Wiseman, Debbie

Vladimir's Blues [Blue Notebooks, The] - Richter, Max