This page is intended to give my piano students opportunities to listen to others perform their own pieces, as well as do some general listening of other works. It’s in the process of being filled with lots of good stuff!
In some cases, the tempos might be a lot faster than you are practicing them or will eventually play them. Click on the gear icon at the bottom of the YouTube window to adjust the playback speed.
I have not included a comprehensive listing below of Piano Safari recordings, since that’s available on the dedicated Piano Safari YouTube Channel. Choose a Piano Safari book from the list, and then you’ll see an entire list of pieces from that book on the right side of the window.
|Clementi, Muzio||Sonatina Op. 36, No. 1 in C Major||Cory Hall||https://youtu.be/0_Ksi2qmW0A|
|Diabelli, Anton||Sonatina Op. 151, No. 1 in G Major||Cyprien Katsaris||https://youtu.be/9N324zJWwXg||It's rare to find a celebrated concert pianist recording a piece that's mostly played by piano students. Enjoy!|
|Diabelli, Anton||Sonatina Op. 151, No. 1 in G Major||Salvatore Nicolosi||https://youtu.be/jrNTAcY8BfU||This recording is processed with MIDI to sound like it's played on a fortepiano, even though it was recorded on a modern piano.|
|Olsen, Lynn Freeman||Sonatina No. 3 in A minor||Alan Huckleberry||https://youtu.be/z47_shRcqeo||UI Piano Ped Project|
|Reinagle, Alexander||Allegro in D Major||Caroline Wang||https://youtu.be/_gwX-HU4Zgc||Good student performance|
|Dvořák, Antonin||Symphony No. 9, Mvt 2||Münchner Philharmoniker, Sergiu Celibidache||https://youtu.be/pHyN3izk38c||The first theme, with English Horn solo, is often arranged in beginner piano books.|
|Hague, Julie||Fred the Fish||Luke||https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/644949249||Great recording with very creative improvisation.|
|Bernstein, Seymour||Elegant Torreador, The||Alan Huckleberry||https://youtu.be/ZItt6kSqTJw||It's a bit quick, but as always a solid performance from the UI Pedagory Project.|
|Stegman, John||Greg and Alice and Their Dog||Juliet Lyons and Friends||https://youtu.be/N46FFgxE6ns||Highly repetitive, but it's cute an memorable to learn three of the white notes instantly.|
|English Folk Song||Bah Bah Black Sheep||Cocomelon||https://youtu.be/MR5XSOdjKMA||Fun video for younger kids playing the piece in Piano Safari Book One.|
|Garner, Erroll||Misty||Jeff Williams||https://youtu.be/s-UjwvJ0eeA||It's hard to pick just one, so I picked the version that sounded most like the one I could hope to achieve. It's simple with lots of technical licks that are properly stylized.|
|Beethoven, Ludwig von||Turkish March from The Ruins of Athens, Op. 113||Berlin Philharmonic / Claudio Abbado||https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j61TVbCj_w&t=1038s||An arrangement of this is found at the end of the Faber 2B Lesson Book.|
|Granados, Enrique||Cuentos de la Juventud, Op. 1 (Stories from Childhood)||Jeremy Weissmann||https://youtu.be/gmJDz_nPa8k||Decent recording, albeit with that squeaky bench. Larrocha's recordings are split into 10 separate files, so I posted this instead.|
|Gurlitt, Cornelius||Murmuring Brook, Op. 140, No. 5||Norma Meis||https://youtu.be/mZ15fhF46Xc||Love the sound of this recording and simplicity of interpretation.|
|Carmichael, Hoagy||Heart and Soul (4 Hands, 1 Piano)||Side Tracked Musicians||https://youtu.be/vPdVgxfNr3Q||Nice informal performance with some nice planned improvisation.|
|Mozart, W.A.||Sonata in C Major, K. 545||Sviatoslav Richter||https://youtu.be/qknbWY_i_1A?t=952||Late career performance but still amazing control. Notice slow and even pacing of 1st mvt!|
|Attwood, Thomas||Sonatina in G Major, Mvt 1||Jason Sifford||https://youtu.be/DLYMKBR0Adw||UI Piano Ped Project|
|Attwood, Thomas||Sonatina in G Major, Mvt 2||Jason Sifford||https://youtu.be/KEBFU_Ja2S0||UI Piano Ped Project|
|Attwood, Thomas||Sonatina in G Major, Mvt 3||Jason Sifford||https://youtu.be/RFMTNiaEF54||UI Piano Ped Project|