Instrumental

The instrumental category covers works for a single instrument, mostly keyboard and plucked instruments. Keyboard instruments include the piano, harpsichord and organ. The most popular keyboard form is the piano sonata (Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert made major contributions). During the Romantic period smaller forms became very popular, among them miniature tone poems and national dances such as mazurkas and polonaises. Many virtuosos/composers also wrote technical display pieces for their own use in concerts, including transcriptions of songs and opera arias. J.S. Bach, Handel, Couperin, Scarlatti and Soler are among the most important composers for the harpsichord. There is also a vast range of music for solo guitar (Sor, Giuliani and many 19th century and contemporary Spanish and Latin American composers) and lute (Weiss, Dowland). The relatively limited number of solo works for other instruments includes music for the solo violin and solo cello. Bach’s sonatas and partitas for violin solo are perhaps the best-known for these.

Album Title Catalogue No.
#CelloUnlimited C984191
(re)creations ACC-30531
[BLUE] 8.226914
[purgatorio] POPOPERA CA-21049
… à Olivier Messiaen OC859
… First Steps UP0137-2
100 Christmas Classics C7331
100 Christmas Meditation C7371
101 Classics: The Best Loved Classical Melodies 8.508004
11th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition (1985) C10217
11th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition (1985) CA15604
129th Army Band 75442261232
1825 Gramola99186
18th Century Keyboard Music TC720001
1914 Gramola99040
19th Century Guitar Favourites 8.553007
1st Chopin Festival Hamburg 2018 (Live) 8.574058
20 Klassiska Favoriter 8.570566
20 Years Of Classical Music: Naxos Anniversary Collection (Naxos Denmark) 8.570598
20th Century Foxtrots, Vol. 1: Austria & Czechia GP813
20th Century Foxtrots, Vol. 2: Germany GP814
20th Century Foxtrots, Vol. 3: Central & Eastern Europe GP854
20th Century Foxtrots, Vol. 4: France & Belgium GP855
20th Century Guitar 8.573443
20th Century Harp Sonatas DSL-92106