ABRSM Performance Diploma – Piano

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Recital Pieces
Candidates are required to choose pieces from the list below to last for a 30 minute recital. Pieces are listed by composer in alphabetical order.

J. S. Bach
Prelude and Fugue no.12 in F minor, BWV 857, from ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’, Part 1 (ABRSM)
Prelude and Fugue no.14 in F♯ minor, BWV 859, from ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’, Part 1 (ABRSM)
Prelude and Fugue no.16 in G minor, BWV 861, from ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’, Part 1 (ABRSM)
Prelude and Fugue no.5 in D, BWV 874, from ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’, Part 2 (ABRSM)
Prelude and Fugue no.9 in E, BWV 878, from ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’, Part 2 (ABRSM)
Prelude and Fugue no.11 in F, BWV 880 , from ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’, Part 2 (ABRSM)
Prelude and Fugue no.16 in G minor, BWV 885 , from ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’, Part 2 (ABRSM)
Prelude and Fugue no.17 in A♭, BWV 886 , from ‘The Well-Tempered Clavier’, Part 2 (ABRSM)
Toccata no.3 in D, BWV 912: complete, Bach 7 Toccatas (Henle) HN126
Toccata no.5 in E minor, BWV 914: complete, Bach 7 Toccatas (Henle) HN126

Bartók
Any two or more of the ‘6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm’, from ‘Mikrokosmos’, Vol.6 (Boosey & Hawkes)

Beethoven
Sonata in F minor, Op.2 no.1: complete, Beethoven The 35 Piano Sonatas, Vol.1 (ABRSM) or Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol.1 (ABRSM)
Sonata in C minor, Op.10 no.1: complete, Beethoven The 35 Piano Sonatas, Vol.1 (ABRSM) or Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol.1 (ABRSM)
Sonata in F, Op.10 no.2: complete , Beethoven The 35 Piano Sonatas, Vol.1 (ABRSM) or Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol.1 (ABRSM)
Sonata in C minor (‘Pathétique’), Op.13: complete , Beethoven The 35 Piano Sonatas, Vol.1 (ABRSM) or Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol.1 (ABRSM)
Sonata in E, Op.14 no.1: complete, Beethoven The 35 Piano Sonatas, Vol.1 (ABRSM) or Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol.1 (ABRSM)
Sonata in G, Op.14 no.2: complete, Beethoven The 35 Piano Sonatas, Vol.1 (ABRSM) or Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol.1 (ABRSM)
Sonata in A♭, Op.26: complete, Beethoven The 35 Piano Sonatas, Vol.2 (ABRSM) or Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol.2 (ABRSM)
Sonata in C♯ minor (‘Moonlight’), Op.27 no.2: complete, Beethoven The 35 Piano Sonatas, Vol.2 (ABRSM) or Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol.2 (ABRSM)
Sonata in F, Op.54: complete, Beethoven The 35 Piano Sonatas, Vol.2 (ABRSM) or Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol.2 (ABRSM)
Sonata in E minor, Op.90: complete, Beethoven The 35 Piano Sonatas, Vol.3 (ABRSM) or Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas, Vol.3 (ABRSM)
6 Variations in F, Op.34, Beethoven Variations, Vol.1 (Wiener Urtext)
32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80, Beethoven Variations, Vol.1 (Wiener Urtext)

L. Berkeley
Concert Study in E♭, Op.48 no.2 (Chester)

Howard Blake
Chaconne and Toccatina: from ‘8 Character Pieces’. Blake Lifecycle (Highbridge Music)

Brahms
Capriccio in F♯ minor, Op.76 no.1, Brahms 8 Piano Pieces, Op.76 (ABRSM)
Rhapsody in G minor, Op.79 no.2, Brahms 2 Rhapsodies, Op.79 (ABRSM)
Intermezzo in A minor, Op.116 no.2, Brahms 7 Fantasies, Op.116 (ABRSM)
Intermezzo in A, Op.118 no.2, Brahms 6 Piano Pieces, Op.118 (ABRSM)
Ballade in G minor, Op.118 no.3, Brahms 6 Piano Pieces, Op.118 (ABRSM)
Romance in F, Op.118 no.5, Brahms 6 Piano Pieces, Op.118 (ABRSM)

Diana Burrell
Constellations I and II. Spectrum (20 Contemporary Works for Solo Piano) (ABRSM)

Chopin
Berceuse in D♭, Op.57. Chopin Complete Piano Works, Vol.11 (PWM 241)
Impromptu no.3 in G♭, Op.51 (Henle) HN235
Introduction and Variations in B♭ on a theme from Hérold’s ‘Ludovic’, Op.12. Chopin Complete Piano Works, Vol.13 (PWM 244)
Mazurka in C♯ minor, Op.50 no.3 (Henle) HN264
Nocturne in E, Op.62 no.2. Chopin Nocturnes (ABRSM or Wiener Urtext)
Any two of the 3 Nouvelles Études (Wiener Urtext)

Copland Scherzo Humoristique ‘The Cat and the Mouse’ (Durand)

Debussy
La plus que lente: Valse (UMP)
Prélude no.4, ‘Les sons et les parfums tournent dans l’air du soir’, from ‘Préludes’, Book 1 (UMP or Wiener Urtext)
Prélude no.10, ‘La Cathédrale engloutie’ from ‘Préludes’, Book 1 (UMP or Wiener Urtext)
Prélude no.3, ‘La Puerta del Vino’, from ‘Préludes’, Book 2 (UMP or Wiener Urtext)
Suite ‘Pour le Piano’: 2nd movt, Sarabande (Henle) HN385 or (UMP)

Fauré
Barcarolle no.1 in A minor, Op.26, Fauré Barcarolles (Peters) EP 71904
Barcarolle no.6 in E♭, Op.70, Fauré Barcarolles (Peters) EP 71904
Impromptu no.2 in F minor, Op.31. Fauré Piano Works, Vol.1 (Peters) EP 9560a

Gershwin
‘The Man I Love’ and ‘I Got Rhythm’. Meet George Gershwin at the Keyboard (Faber)

Haydn
Andante con Variazioni in F minor, Hob.XVII/6 (Wiener Urtext)
Sonata in A♭, Hob.XVI/46: complete, Haydn Selected Keyboard Sonatas, Book 4 (ABRSM)
Sonata in C, Hob.XVI/48: complete, Haydn Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol.4 (Wiener Urtext)
Sonata in E♭, Hob.XVI/49: complete, Haydn Complete Keyboard Sonatas, Vol.4 (Wiener Urtext)

Hindemith
Interludium (Pastorale) and Fuga no.3, from ‘Ludus Tonalis’ (Schott) ED 3964

Janáček
Any two of the 4 pieces from ‘In the Mists’ (Bärenreiter) BA 9500

Liszt
Liebestraum no.2 (‘Seliger Tod’). Liszt Liebesträume: 3 Notturnos (Henle) HN634
Sonetto 123 del Petrarca: no.6 from ‘Années de Pèlerinage, 2ème Année, Italie’ (Henle) HN174

Joseph Makholm
Any two of the ‘3 Impressions’ (Billaudot)

John McCabe
5 Bagatelles: complete (Novello)

Mendelssohn
Prelude and Fugue in F minor: no.5 from ‘6 Preludes and Fugues’, Op.35 (ABRSM)

Messiaen
Regard de l’Étoile: no.2, from ‘Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jésus’ (Durand)
Regard de la Vierge: no.4, from ‘Vingt Regards sur l’Enfant Jésus’ (Durand)
Rondeau (Leduc)

Mozart
Adagio in B minor, K.540. Mozart Mature Piano Pieces (ABRSM)
Sonata in D, K.284: complete, Mozart Sonatas for Pianoforte, Vol.1 (ABRSM)(Paperback) (Hardback)
Sonata in C, K.309: complete, Mozart Sonatas for Pianoforte, Vol.1 (ABRSM) (Paperback) (Hardback)
Sonata in D, K.311: complete, Mozart Sonatas for Pianoforte, Vol.1 (ABRSM) (Paperback) (Hardback)
Sonata in B♭, K.570: complete. Mozart Sonatas for Pianoforte, Vol.2 (ABRSM) (Paperback) (Hardback)
10 Variations on ‘Les hommes pieusement’ (‘Unser dummer Pöbel meint’), K.455 (Henle) HN189
9 Variations on a Minuet by Duport, K.573 (ABRSM)

Poulenc
Toccata: no.3 from ‘Trois Pièces’ (Heugel)

Prokofiev
Visions Fugitives nos.8, 14, 19 and 20, from ‘Visions Fugitives’, Op.22 (Boosey & Hawkes)

Rachmaninov
Prelude in E♭, Op.23 no.6, Rachmaninov Complete Preludes (Boosey & Hawkes)
Prelude in C minor, Op.23 no.7, Rachmaninov Complete Preludes (Boosey & Hawkes)
Prelude in G, Op.32 no.5, Rachmaninov Complete Preludes (Boosey & Hawkes)
Prelude in G♯ minor, Op.32 no.12, Rachmaninov Complete Preludes (Boosey & Hawkes)

Ravel
Sonatine: complete (Peters) EP 7375

Edwin Roxburgh
Moonscape. Spectrum (20 Contemporary Works for Solo Piano) (ABRSM)

Scarlatti
2 Sonatas in A, Kp.208 (L.238) and Kp.209 (L.428), Scarlatti 60 Sonatas, Vol.1 (G. Schirmer)
2 Sonatas in G, Kp.259 (L.103) and Kp.260 (L.124), Scarlatti 60 Sonatas, Vol.1 (G. Schirmer)
Sonata in E minor, Kp.263 (L.321) and Sonata in E, Kp.264 (L.466), Scarlatti 60 Sonatas, Vol.2 (G. Schirmer)
2 Sonatas in C, Kp.308 (L.359) and Kp.309 (L.454), Scarlatti 60 Sonatas, Vol.2 (G. Schirmer)

60 Sonatas, books 1 and 2 (G.Schirmer)

Schoenberg
6 Little Pieces, Op.19: complete (Universal) UE5069

Schubert
Impromptu in G♭, Op.90 no.3, D899/3. Schubert 4 Impromptus, D.899 (ABRSM)
Sonata in A minor, Op.164, D.537: complete. Schubert Sonatas, Vol.1 (ABRSM)
Sonata in A, Op.120, D.664: complete. Schubert Sonatas, Vol.2 (ABRSM)

Schumann
Des Abends (At Evening) and Aufschwung (Soaring): nos.1 and 2 from ‘Phantasiestücke’, Op.12 (ABRSM)
Novellette in F: no.1 from ‘8 Novelletten’, Op.21 (Henle) HN88
Romanze in B: no.3 from ‘3 Romanzen’, Op.28 (ABRSM)

Scriabin
Impromptu in B♭ minor, Op.12 no.2 (Belaieff) 150
Any two of the ‘24 Preludes’, Op.11 (Henle) HN484

Peter Sculthorpe
Night Pieces: complete (Faber)

Shostakovich
Preludes nos.3 in G and 11 in B, from ‘24 Preludes’, Op.34 (Boosey & Hawkes)
Preludes nos.5 in D and 19 in E, from ‘24 Preludes’, Op.34 (Boosey & Hawkes)

Stravinsky
Tango (Schott) ED 4917

Szymanowski
Etude in B♭ minor, no.3 from ‘4 Etudes’, Op.4 (Universal) UE3855

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