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These are mine

1) Prelude in C, Bach
2) Gnossienne, Erik Satie
3) Fireflies, Owl City (instrumental)
4) Someone like you, Adele (instrumental)
5) Canon in D, Pachelbel (transcribed for piano)

I am looking for more piano music to add to my Spotify playlist.

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I have to say it: piano pieces aren't "songs." Songs are compositions that are sung.

Now, if you're talking about (vocal) songs that have been transcribed for piano, that would generate another list entirely, depending upon who have done the transcriptions. I think, however, that that is not what you were thinking of, given the pieces you listed.

Moreover, this isn't even the right forum for discussing piano literature.

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Originally Posted by BruceD
I have to say it: piano pieces aren't "songs." Songs are compositions that are sung.
I think your idea of heck would be a place where every conversation included an incorrect(although I don't mind it at all) reference to "song". smile

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And the fact that I keep saying it is one reason I'll be sent there! smile

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My five favorite songs on piano (bearing in mind the festive season grin):

Mozart: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star (piano version)
Daniil Trifonov: Song (piano version - actually, there's no other version wink )
Reger: Silent Night (piano version)
Reger: Mary's Lullaby (piano version)
Liszt: Adeste fideles (piano version)


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"Embraceable You" and Wild's other Gershwins.


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Assuming you mean contemporary/popular songs and pieces composed primarily for piano:

Ben Folds: Still
David Lanz: Cristofori's Dream
James Horner: Theme from "Casper"
Jo Hisaishi: Resfina
Sotiris Varotsis: The Butterfly Effect


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Explore new worlds grasshopper:

Erroll Garner
Duke Ellington
Dr. John (Mac Rebennack)
Professor Longhair ( Roy Byrd)
Another vote for Joe Hisaishi

The first two are jazzy blues or bluesy jazz. The next two are New Orleans. Dr. John took Professor Longhair's early ragime infused jazz that became an R and B style and took it into the rock era. If you like the Satie, it's highly likely you'll like Hisaishi due to a similar use of space and thematicism because so much of his work is for film, well, animation really. I like if for the above mentioned aspects and because it's contemporary without being excessively atonal which of course differentiates him from Satie.


How odd that Mendlesohn didn't know of the strict interpretation of just what a song was.

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Originally Posted by KurtZ
How odd that Mendlesohn didn't know of the strict interpretation of just what a song was.

Kurt

Felix Mendelssohn most certainly did. (Not sure about Mendlesohn wink ).

He made a clear distinction between his Lieder, like this one:
http://youtu.be/Xfj4thZrFj4

and his Lieder ohne Worte, like this one:
http://youtu.be/GbVFWjX3GdM


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I'm not sure if I should even go there, but here are some of my favorites:

Georgia on my mind in F major, by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell (the Ray Charles version/style)

Amazing Grace in F major, by John Newton (a bit bluesy)

Blue Berry Hill in C major, by Fat's Domino (originally played in Bb)

You know you got the blues in G major, by Rick Henson (AKA Rickster)

Whole lot a shakin in C major, by Jerry Lee Lewis

These are some of my favorites and I play them all almost every time I sit at the piano. Of course, I've written and arranged well over 40 of my own songs and arrangements. Some are better than others and none of them are all that good, but they are original. smile

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Originally Posted by bennevis
[quote=KurtZ]How odd that Mendlesohn didn't know of the strict interpretation of just what a song was.

Kurt

Felix Mendelssohn most certainly did. (Not sure about Mendlesohn wink ).

That's what google changed the name to. Just winding things up a bit. I personally don't care what people call anything but I did once watch two gents waste about 3/4 of an hour at a $300 dollar an hour studio (Larrabee in WeHo) arguing about whether triplets and tremolo were the same thing. Oddly it was the piano who was arguing that they were the same but he was a self taught blues guy so it may make some sense how he would think that.

Kurt

edit: sorry screwed up the quote with my snip. The first line belongs to Bennevis as well as the text in the quote box.

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Some of my favorite tunes on the piano...
Ständchen by Schubert
Casta Diva by Bellini
Hymne a l'amour by Marguerite Monnot
Ave Maria by Hugo Gyldmark
Volgalied by Franz Lehar

nur weil's so schön war....




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Charleston
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Ashokan Farewell
La Vie en Rose

... at the moment. But it's always close, and it keeps changing.



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Originally Posted by KurtZ
Explore new worlds grasshopper:

Erroll Garner
Duke Ellington
Dr. John (Mac Rebennack)
Professor Longhair ( Roy Byrd)
Another vote for Joe Hisaishi

The first two are jazzy blues or bluesy jazz. The next two are New Orleans. Dr. John took Professor Longhair's early ragime infused jazz that became an R and B style and took it into the rock era. If you like the Satie, it's highly likely you'll like Hisaishi due to a similar use of space and thematicism because so much of his work is for film, well, animation really. I like if for the above mentioned aspects and because it's contemporary without being excessively atonal which of course differentiates him from Satie.


How odd that Mendlesohn didn't know of the strict interpretation of just what a song was.

Kurt


Calling Duke Ellington 'Bluesy Jazz' or 'Jazzy Blues' is kind of like saying Mozart was a guy who wrote music with lots of 'major scale runs'. Duke was one of the defining voices of music in the 20th century with a vast body of work that has influenced all music that came after. Errol Garner was a pretry big deal too smile


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It's hard to narrow down just a top five songs and/or pieces but off the top of my head here goes:
Funeral For Friend ~ Elton John
Linus and Lucy ~ Vince Guaraldi
The Last Polka ~ Ben Folds
Gymnopedie 1 ~ Erik Satie
Last Date ~ Floyd Cramer

I have always particularly liked Ricksters version of "Last Date". I like the late 70's solo performances of "Funeral For A Friend" best and the "Ben Folds Live" version of "The Last Polka".


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