Classical music is still known to be popular up to this day despite of the changes in technology, society and norms in every country. Also, classical music has been part of our culture and it will always attract admiration from people in different generations. As classical music composers continue their craft, a lot of them are able to produce the most beautiful sound we could possibly hear. I’m also a little biased for obvious reasons! As a pianist, I love classical music especially when it comes to going to free concerts in Chicago.
Chicago is really an amazing city, which is why I got married there. I wanted to have a friend of mine, an amazing pianist play the piano at my wedding. We decided to rent a piano and used a local piano moving company in Chicago to help move the piano on the day of the wedding. They did a great job in bringing on time and packing it all up. I highly recommend you check out C-Town Piano Movers!
Let’s take a trip down the memory lane as we relive the best and most famous classical piano pieces ever written by our favorite classical composers and what my friend played during the reception at our wedding!
Ludwig Van Beethoven composed this piece in 1810 but only later released to the public in 1867. The composition was believed to be found by Ludwig Nohl 40 years after Beethoven’s death in 1827.
Another classic by Beethoven that enticed everyone with its soulful sound. After its completion in 1801, Beethoven dedicated the piece to Countess Giulietta Guiciardi, his pupil, in 1802.
Frederic Chopin gave birth to this treasure in 1874 which he dedicated to his muse, Countess Delfina Potocka.
Rondo Alla Turca
It was composed by Mozart and also known as ‘The Turkish’. During its composition, Mozart wanted his composition to sound as Turkish Janissary bands that were popular at their time.
Clair de Lune
Debussy composed this piece for 15 years and named it after one of Verlaine’s poem that has the same title.
Composed by Schumman in 1838, this piece was meant to remind of the composer’s childhood. The published piece has 13 movements but its original had 30.
Another piece by Beethoven that was composed in 1798. Ludwig made an impressive work as he was only 27 years old when he gave birth to this classic.
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
This was considered as the most famous among the 19 rhapsodies Franz Liszt created. It also gained its popularity as several movies and animated films used the piece as part of their musical scoring.
Schumman created another classical piece in 1839 as the embodiment of his depressive thoughts of missing the love of his life, Clara Wieck. Their love story did not bloom as the woman’s father never approved of him but the artist remained in love with Clara.
The Funeral March
Chopn composed this piece in 1839 but a part of the sonata, the third movement, was composed earlier in 1837.
Flight of the Bumblebee
This was composed by Nikolai Rimsky- Korsakov as part of his opera ‘The Tale of Tsar Saltan’ ans served as an interlude.
Rhapsody in Blue
Gershwin created this beauty in 1924 using jazz music and classical technique. This piece paved his way to stardom as he introduced a fresh and new take in classical music.
Diabelli Variations Op. 120
Another Beethoven’s masterpiece and composed between 1819 to 1823. He based this piece on Anton Diabelli’s waltz. Anton gave several composers the liberty to use his waltz to come up with their own version and Beethoven seemed to enjoy it as he was able to come up with 33.
So there’s a quick lesson on my favorite classical pieces.