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100 Greatest Classical Music Piano and Organ Works

The 100 Greatest Solo Keyboard Works
Criteria: Classical Piano and Organ Works are ranked for their innovation and influence, as well as their aesthetic importance, historical significance and lasting popularity.

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Last Updated: 2009-03-16

  1. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor "Appassionata" - Ludwig Van Beethoven
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  2. Well Tempered Clavier - Johann Sebastian Bach
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  3. Goldberg Variations - Johann Sebastian Bach
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  4. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor "Moonlight" - Ludwig Van Beethoven
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  5. Piano Sonata in B minor - Franz Liszt
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  6. Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major - Franz Schubert
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  7. 24 Preludes - Frederic Chopin
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  8. Préludes, Book 1 - Claude Debussy
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  9. Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major "Heroic" - Frederic Chopin
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10. Pictures at an Exhibition - Modest Mussorgsky
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11. Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor - Ludwig Van Beethoven
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12. Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major "Waldstein" - Ludwig Van Beethoven
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13. Fantasy in C major "Wanderer" - Franz Schubert
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14. Ballade No. 1 in G minor - Frederic Chopin
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15. Carnaval - Robert Schumann
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16. Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat major "Hammerklavier" - Ludwig Van Beethoven
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17. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor - Frederic Chopin
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18. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor "Pathetique" - Ludwig Van Beethoven
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19. Préludes, Book 2 - Claude Debussy
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20. Gaspard de la Nuit - Maurice Ravel
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21. Symphonic Etudes - Robert Schumann
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22. Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major - Franz Schubert
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23. Impromptus, D899 - Franz Schubert
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24. Kinderszenen - Robert Schumann
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25. Gymnopédies - Erik Satie
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26. Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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27. Iberia - Isaac Albeniz
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28. Four Pieces for Piano, Op. 119 - Johannes Brahms
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29. Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118 - Johannes Brahms
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30. Intermezzi - Johannes Brahms
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31. 24 Etudes - Frederic Chopin
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32. Kleisleriana - Robert Schumann
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33. Impromptus, D935 - Franz Schubert
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34. Pavane pour une Infante Défunte - Maurice Ravel
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35. Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major - Ludwig Van Beethoven
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36. Phantasie in C major - Robert Schumann
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37. Seven Fantasias - Johannes Brahms
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38. Goyescas - Enrique Granados
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39. Variations on a Theme by Paganani - Johannes Brahms
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40. Fantasia in C minor - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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41. Ballade No. 4 in F minor - Frederic Chopin
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42. Ballade No. 3 in A flat major - Frederic Chopin
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43. Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat "Les Adieux" - Ludwig Van Beethoven
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44. Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel in B flat major - Johannes Brahms
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45. Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2 - Frederic Chopin
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46. Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor - Frederic Chopin
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47. Hungarian Rhapsodies - Franz Liszt
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48. Songs without Words for Piano - Felix Mendelssohn
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49. Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major - Serge Prokofiev
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50. Piano Sonata No. 5 in D sharp minor - Alexander Scriabin
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51. Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor - Franz Schubert
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52. Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major - Ludwig Van Beethoven
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53. Piano Sonata No. 2 "Concord, Mass." - Charles Ives
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54. Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major - Frederic Chopin
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55. Le Tombeau de Couperin - Maurice Ravel
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56. Thirteen Preludes, Op. 32 - Sergei Rachmaninoff
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57. Ten Preludes, Op. 23 - Sergei Rachmaninoff
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58. Prelude, Chorale and Fugue - César Franck
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59. Suite Bergamasque - Claude Debussy
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60. Estampes - Claude Debussy
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61. Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 3, No. 2 - Sergei Rachmaninoff
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62. Keyboard Sonata No. 62 in E flat major - Joseph Haydn
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63. Transcendental Etudes - Franz Liszt
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64. Children's Corner - Claude Debussy
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65. Lyric Pieces - Edvard Grieg
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66. Italian Concerto - Johann Sebastian Bach
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67. Barcarolle in F sharp major - Frederic Chopin
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68. Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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69. Valses Nobles et Sentimentales - Maurice Ravel
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70. Annees de Pelerinage - Franz Liszt
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71. Islamey - Mily Balakirev
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72. Images for Piano - Claude Debussy
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73. Polonaise No. 3 in A major "Military" - Frederic Chopin
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74. Mephisto Waltz No. 1 - Franz Liszt
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75. Piano Sonata No. 9 in F major "Black Mass" - Alexander Scriabin
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76. Piano Variations - Aaron Copland
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77. Five Piano Pieces - Arnold Schoenberg
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78. Variations on a Waltz by Diabelli - Ludwig Van Beethoven
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79. Piano Sonata No. 18 in G major - Franz Schubert
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80. Jeux D'eau - Maurice Ravel
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81. Grande Valse Brillante in E flat major, Op. 18 - Frederic Chopin
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82. Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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83. Moments Musicaux - Franz Schubert
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84. Partita No. 1 in B flat major - Johann Sebastian Bach
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85. Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27 No. 2 - Frederic Chopin
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86. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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87. Piano Sonata No. 13 in A major - Franz Schubert
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88. Variations Sérieuses in D minor - Felix Mendelssohn
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89. Rhapsodies, Op. 79 - Johannes Brahms
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90. Fantasiestucke - Robert Schumann
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91. Petrouchka, three movements for piano - Igor Stravinsky
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92. Nocturnes - Gabriel Fauré
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93. Andante and Rondo Capriccioso - Felix Mendelssohn
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94. Fantaisie Impromptu - Frederic Chopin
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95. Invitation to the Dance - Carl Maria von Weber
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96. Preludes and Fugues for Piano, Op. 87 - Dmitri Shostakovitch
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97. Liebesträume No. 3 - Franz Liszt
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98. Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor - Johann Sebastian Bach
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99. Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor - Frederic Chopin
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100. Suite Española - Isaac Albeniz
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101. Suite for Harpsichord No. 5 in E major "The Harmonious Blacksmith" - George Frideric Handel
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102. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor - Johannes Brahms
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103. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor - Sergei Rachmaninoff
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104. Waltz in C sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2 - Frederic Chopin
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105. Miroirs - Maurice Ravel
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106. Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major - Serge Prokofiev
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107. Three Piano Pieces - Arnold Schoenberg
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108. Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 1 - Frederic Chopin
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109. Etude in D sharp minor, Op. 8 No. 12 - Alexander Scriabin
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110. Les Saisons - Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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111. Harpsichord Sonata in E major, K380 "Cortege" - Domenico Scarlatti
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112. "Minute" Waltz in D flat major, Op. 64, No. 1 - Frederic Chopin
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113. Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major - Serge Prokofiev
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114. Arabesques - Claude Debussy
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115. Sonatine - Maurice Ravel
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116. Three Etudes de Concert, S.144 - Franz Liszt
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117. Preludes for Piano - George Gershwin
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118. Etude in C sharp minor, Op. 2 No. 1 - Alexander Scriabin
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119. Berceuse in D flat major - Frederic Chopin
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120. Andante Spianato et Grand Polonaise Brillante in E flat - Frederic Chopin
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121. Piano Sonata in E flat minor - Samuel Barber
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122. Piano Sonata No. 10 - Alexander Scriabin
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123. Mouvements Perpetuels - Francis Poulenc
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124. Piano Sonata No. 2 - Pierre Boulez
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125. Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor "Tempest" - Ludwig Van Beethoven
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126. Consolation No. 3 in D flat major - Franz Liszt
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127. Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor - Frederic Chopin
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128. Vingt Regards sur l'enfant Jesus - Olivier Messiaen
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129. Arabeske in C major - Robert Schumann
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130. Sports et Divertissements - Erik Satie
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131. Piano Sonata No. 8 - Alexander Scriabin
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132. L'isle Joyeuse - Claude Debussy
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133. Rêverie - Claude Debussy
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134. Fantasia in D minor - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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135. Scherzo No. 1 in B minor - Frederic Chopin
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136. Fur Elise - Ludwig Van Beethoven
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137. Romanian Folk Dances - Béla Bartók
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138. Harpsichord Sonata in D minor, K9 "Pastorale" - Domenico Scarlatti
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139. Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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140. Etudes - Claude Debussy
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Ludwig von Beethoven
Ludwig von Beethoven


Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Johannes Brahms
Johannes Brahms



The Greatest Organ Works
 1. Toccata and Fugue in D minor - Johann Sebastian Bach
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 2. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme - Johann Sebastian Bach
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 3. Fugue in G minor, "Little G minor" - Johann Sebastian Bach
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 4. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major - Johann Sebastian Bach
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 5. Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, "Great G minor" - Johann Sebastian Bach
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 6. Trio Sonata for Organ no 5 in C major - Johann Sebastian Bach
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 7. Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, "St Anne" - Johann Sebastian Bach
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 8. Trio Sonata for Organ no 1 in E flat major - Johann Sebastian Bach
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 9. Toccata and Fugue in D minor, "Dorian" - Johann Sebastian Bach
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10. Trio Sonata for Organ no 3 in D minor - Johann Sebastian Bach
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11. Prelude and Fugue in D major - Johann Sebastian Bach
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12. Pastorale in F major - Johann Sebastian Bach
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13. Prelude and Fugue in E minor "Wedge" - Johann Sebastian Bach
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14. Prelude and Fugue in A minor - Johann Sebastian Bach
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15. Fantasia for Mechanical Organ in F minor - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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16. Prelude, Fugue and Variation for Organ in B minor, Op. 18 - César Franck
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17. Prelude and Fugue for Organ on B-A-C-H - Franz Liszt
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18. Chorales (3) for Organ: no 2 in B minor - César Franck
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19. Pieces (3) for Organ: no 3 - Pièce héroïque in B minor - César Franck
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20. Chorales (3) for Organ: no 3 in A minor - César Franck
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21. Adagio and Allegro for Mechanical Organ in F minor - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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22. Andante for Mechanical Organ in D major - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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23. Grande pièce symphonique for Organ, Op. 17 - César Franck
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24. Pastorale for Organ in E major, Op. 19 - César Franck
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25. Fantasy and Fugue for Organ, "Ad nos, ad salutarem" - Franz Liszt
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26. Prière for Organ in C sharp minor, Op 20 - César Franck
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27. Sonatas (6) for Organ, Op. 65: no 1 in F minor - Felix Mendelssohn
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28. Pieces (3) for Organ M 35: no 1 - Fantaisie in A major - César Franck
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29. Finale for Organ in B flat major, Op. 21 - César Franck
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30. Fantasy for Organ in E flat major - Camille Saint-Saëns
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31. Sonatas (6) for Organ, Op. 65: no 6 in D minor - Felix Mendelssohn
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32. Fugue for Organ in A flat minor - Johannes Brahms
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33. Trumpet Tune for Organ in C major, "Indian Queen" - Henry Purcell
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34. Variations for Organ on "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen" - Franz Liszt
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35. Prelude and Fugue for Organ in G minor - Johannes Brahms
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36. Sonata for Organ in G major, Op. 28 - Sir Edward Elgar
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37. Chorale Prelude and Fugue for Organ, "O Traurigkeit" - Johannes Brahms
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38. Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk district, Op. 29: Passacaglia - Dmitri Shostakovich
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39. Preludes on Welsh Hymn Tunes (3) for Organ: no 2, Rhosymedre - R. V. Williams
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Johann Sebastian Bach


César Franck
César Franck


Franz Liszt
Franz Liszt

The Greatest Composers for Piano
1. Frederic Chopin
2. Ludwig Van Beethoven
3. Franz Schubert
4. Robert Schumann
5. Johannes Brahms
6. Franz Liszt
7. Claude Debussy
8. Maurice Ravel
9. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
10. Sergei Rachmaninoff
11. Alexander Scriabin
12. Felix Mendelssohn
13. Serge Prokofiev
14. Isaac Albeniz
15. Erik Satie

The Greatest Composers for Organ
1. Johann Sebastian Bach
2. César Franck
3. Franz Liszt
4. Camille Saint-Saëns
5. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
6. Johannes Brahms
7. Felix Mendelssohn
8. Sir Edward Elgar
9. Ralph Vaughan Williams
10. Dmitri Shostakovich

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