9 Grand & Flowing Piano Pieces: Popular Favourites

Grand, flowing, and fast. There is something to be said about an intricate melody, where a person can bang on the piano.

When I shared my favourite piano solos, readers shared their beautiful favourites– here are some of the most popular piano solos from the community. Would you play any of these?

9 Grand & Flowing Piano Pieces: Community Favourites

Polanaise in F Sharp Minor – Chopin

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A Polanaise never disappoints. The first thing I’d do is practice the arpeggios– the fun part–I’d be closer to banging on the piano. Thanks, Thomas, for sharing!

Isolde’s Liebestod – Wagner (Transcribed by Liszt)

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A theatrical piece, fitting the love story of Tristan und Isolde. I won’t be performing this anytime soon–I can’t reach beyond a 9th. Thanks, Thomas, for sharing!

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Musical Moment No 4 in E minor – Rachmaninoff

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Quite the blur of notes here. Thanks, Janis, for sharing!

Concerto #1 in C – Beethoven

Marla broke the rules by suggesting a concerto, but I like that. Martha Argerich plays the piece below; she’s like the Atwood of piano and waits out 30 seconds of applause for stepping onstage. Thank you to Marla for sharing! She’s been in the community since the beginning.

Prelude in C# Minor – Rachmaninoff

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This is a project for when I have enough time and patience, after my other Rach pieces. Hugo says, “I hope to play [this piece] in my high school Catholic Performing Arts Festival next year.” I hope you got it!

Toccata in E flat minor – Khachaturian

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Lucilla, a reader, says this Toccata is hypnotic to play. It’s also meditative to listen, too. Thanks, Lucilla, for sharing!

Rhapsody in B minor – Brahms

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This isn’t as dissonant or mushy as Brahms is, normally. Thanks for sharing, Lucilla!

Auf Flugeln Des Gesanges – arranged by Liszt

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A great, dreamy piece. On Wings of Song is a poem and song by Heinrich Heine. Thanks for sharing, Austin!

Prelude No. 5, Op. 23 – Rachmaninoff

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In case you’re wondering, I’m still working on this in the cracks of my schedule. Now that I don’t practice everyday, progress is chugging; you get what you put in.

What’s your favourite piano solo, to play? Leave a comment below!

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  • wayne parsons April 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Great web site have you any recording of leopold godowsky chopin etudes on you’re web site

    • Grace Miles April 26, 2015 at 1:41 pm

      Is there a particular etude you’re looking for?

  • Cathy April 26, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Hi Grace – such beautiful music – you have great taste! I am interested in the sheet music for Auf Flugeln Des Gesanges – arranged by Liszt but cannot see it at the link you provided. I can’t tell from the Amazon link which book it may be in. Help! Thank you!

    • Grace Miles April 28, 2015 at 10:40 am

      Hi Cathy, I’ve updated the link.

      It should be in “Sechs Lieder von Felix Mendelssohn : fur Pianoforte zu 2 Handen” or “Franz Liszt Original compositions and Transcriptions (Auf Flugeln Des Gesanges) S146”

      Does that help?

      • Cathy April 28, 2015 at 12:03 pm

        Thanks Grace!

  • sam April 26, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I’m working on chopin’s etude op 25 no 1, it’s been a challenging one. But it is a beautiful piece of music =)

    • Grace Miles April 28, 2015 at 10:41 am

      Lovely! The more challenging, the better your reward.

  • Philip Amos April 29, 2015 at 3:56 am

    An interesting melange. Brahms has never struck me a mushy and dissonant, I must say, but what has me wondering is the comparison of Argerich with, I assume, (Margaret) Atwood. I shall be puzzling over that for a while.

  • Senaida Ng April 5, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Hey Grace! I love your blog so much and it’s so relatable. I am also playing the Prelude in G minor. Here is the link of me playing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9I5Ws3GBcU I’ve improved quite a bit from the video but it’s such a fun piece to play and I am preparing it for CMC now.

    • Grace Lam April 5, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      Thank you Senaida! That’s lovely playing. :)