Classical Keyboard Music List

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This page is a list of some piano music i've listened, along with their midi files are collected here. This list is compiled in the early 1990s, and this webpage is created during 1997. I haven't updated it since. The original intention of compiling this list is for self study of classical music, and also a personal rating for each piece.

The composers are ordered by their birth year.

The midi files are either public domain, or the author has granted permission for public use. (however, later in this project of collecting midi files during 1998, i may have slacked. If a midi file is yours and you wish to be removed, please let me know.)

Following composers have their own pages.

Keyboard Music Listing

1626 to 1661 Francois Couperin?

1668 to 1733 François Couperin. (nephew of Louis Couperin, best known for four books of harpsichord 1713 to 1730,The Art of Playing the Harpsichord, good expression of French Rococo style)

1675? to 1741 Vivaldi

1683 to 1764 Jean-Philippe Rameau

Supreme Bach Bach Music List

1685 to 1757 Domenico Scarlatti. (famous for his approx. 555 sonatas)

1685 to 1759 George Frideric Handel

1689 to 1755 Joseph Bodin De Boismortier

17--?---- F.D. Mouchy

1714 to 1788 Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach

1727 to 1799 Claude Balbastre

1729 to 1783 Antonio Soler

1732 to 1809 Franz Josef Haydn

1734 to 1794 Jean Jacques Beauvarlet-charpentier

1749 to 1801 Domenico Cimarosa. (simple melody, elegant, graceful harpsichord style. generally good, I think)

1752 to 1832 Muzio Clementi

Soporific Mozart Mozart Piano Music List

hammer-clavier Beethoven Beethoven Piano Music List

1782 to 1837 John Field

1782 to 1840 Niccolo Paganini

1786 to 1826 Carl Maria von Weber

beautiful Schubert Schubert Piano Music List

mawkish Chopin Chopin Piano Music List

18--?---- E. Bernstein

1804 to 1849 Johann Strauss, Sr.

1809 to 1847 Felix Mendelssohn

botched Schumann Schumann Piano Music List

God Liszt Liszt Piano Music List

1825 to 1899 Johann Strauss Jr.

1829 to 1869 Louis Moreau Gottschalk

1833 to 1897 Johannes Brahms

1835 to 1921 Camille Saint-Saëns

1838 to 1875 Georges Bizet

1839 to 1881 Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky

1840 to 1893 Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky

1844 to 1937 Charles Marie Jean-Albert Widor

1850 to 1924 Xaver Scharwenka

1852 to 1925 Wihelm Posse

1854 to 1932 John Philip Sousa (The March king)

1858 to 1924 Giacomo Puccini. From the Puccini Album: Arias for Piano, arranged by John Bayless

1860 to 1941 Ignace Jan Paderewski

1862 to 1918 Claude Debussy. (stupid impressionist, notable works include two books of not-too-pleasing preludes)

1868 to 1917 Scott Joplin.

1872 to 1915 Aleksandr N. Scriabin. (Russian impressionist, religious, and mystical…)

1873 to 1943 Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninov

Pachelbel Johann

1874 to 1951 Arnold Schoenberg. (strictly twelve-tone, non-tonal, composes very stupid nonsense music.)

1875 to 1937 Maurice Ravel

19?? to ? Danny Wright (new age style. work inlcude alblums Autumn Dreams, Shadow.)

19?? to ? Albinoni

19?? to ? George Winston (new age style, work inlcude alblums December, Autumn.)

1916 to ? Milton Babbitt (twelve tone, mathematician)