Sonata no. 16 in C major K545

The piano sonata no.16 is one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most popular piano compositions. It is also known by the names Sonata Semplice or Sonata Facile.   The piece has three movements: Allegro Andante Rondo

Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565

Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, is an organ piece,believed to be composed by Bach (however in the last few decades, scholars are challenging Bach’s attribute of the piece. After Felix Mendelsohn published the piece in 1833, it became very popular.  

Goin’ Home

      This piece is adapted from the Largo movement of Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, his last symphony.  It was written while he was teaching in the United States. His student, William Arms Fisher, adapted the main theme and added the words in 1922.  It is one of the most recorded pieces of[…]

Surprise Symphony

  Haydn enjoyed using musical jokes in his compositions, and this piece is one of the best examples.  The symphony actually has four movements.  This popular piece is the 2nd movement.  It was composed during his first trip to England in 1791 and debuted in London in 1792. To make the most of the “surprise”, play very[…]

Alla Turca

This song was written in a time when Turkish music was quite popular. “The Turkish March”, originally called “Alla Turca”, is actually the third movement of Mozart’s “Piano Sonata No. 11” in A Major is probably one of the most well-known piano pieces ever written. The sonata was published in 1784 and is considered one[…]

Für Elise

Fur Elise is the known name of Ludwig Van Beethoven’s 25th Bagatelle in A minor. “Für Elise” actually means ‘For Elise’, suggesting he wrote the piece for a special girl in his life. Although no one knows for sure who this mysterious Elise was, some believe she was one of Beethoven’s piano students while others[…]

London Bridge is Falling Down

‘London Bridge is Falling Down’ (also known as ‘London Bridge’ or ‘My Fair Lady’) is undoubtedly one of the most famous children’s songs in the world, dating back to England of the seventeenth century, and some claim even to the Middle Ages.

Deck the Halls

A traditional and well known Christmas, New Years’ and Yuletide carol. The melody belongs to a winter carol called “Nos Galan” from the sixteenth century.