Recital Repertoire

Project Programs
(each program is linked to a page with extensive info)

Scarlatti
Chopin: the Ballades & the Scherzi
Bach-Busoni & Chopin
Busoni & Vlad
Brahms’ Piano Variation 
Debussy, Ravel, Mussorgsky, Stravinsky
Chopin, Janáček and Novák
Chopin & Godowsky
Chopin Dreams
The three Schumann Sonatas

 

Works for Piano Solo in Carlo Grante’s repertoire (work in progress)
(underlined items are linked to youtube videos or samples – work in progress)

John Adams:
China Gates

Albeniz-Godowsky:
Tango
Triana

Bruce Adolphe:
Chopin Dreams (2014, dedicated to Grante, world premiere, NY, September 2015)
Seven Thoughts Considered as Music (to be premiered in 2015-16)

J.S. Bach:
Partita in C minor BWV 826
Concerto Italiano

Bach-Busoni:
Chaconne from Partita BWV 1004
Toccata & Fugue in D minor
Toccata in C major

Bach-Godowsky:
(arrangements for piano)
Violin Sonata No. 1   Adagio Fugue Siciliana  Presto
Violin Partita No. 2
Violin Sonata No. 2
Cello Suite No. 2  I.
Cello Suite No. 3
Cello Suite No. 5  I.

Balakirev:
Islamey

Beethoven:
Sonata Op. 2 No. 3
Sonata Op. 10 No. 1
Sonata Op. 26
Sonatas Op. 27 No. 1 and No. 2
Sonata Op. 57
Sonata Op. 101
Sonata Op. 111

Bloch:
Visions and Prophesies II

Brahms:
Variations on a theme of Paganini
Variations on a theme of Handel
Variations on a Hungarian Song
Variations on a theme of Schumann
Two Rhapsodies

Busoni:
Fantasia Contrappuntistica
7 Elegies
Indian Diary No. 1 No. 2  No. 3 No. 4
An die Jugend
Fantasia nach Bach
Variations on a theme by Chopin
Sonatina super Carmen
Prelude et Etude en Arpèges
Perpetuum Mobile
3 Albumblätter: No. 1 No. 2 No. 3
Toccata

Chopin:
Sonata No. 2, Op.35
The 4 Ballades No.1 No. 2
The 4 Scherzi No. 1 No.2 No.3 No. 4
The 24 Preludes
Barcarolle
The 12 Etudes, Op. 10 (youtube selection: No. 3  No. 5  No. 8  No. 9 No. 12)
The 12 Etudes, Op. 25 (youtube selection: Nos. 1-3  No. 6   No. 8   No. 9 No. 10  No. 11)
Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise Brilliante, Op. 22
Polonaise-Fantasie, Op. 61
4 Mazurkas Op. 68
Nocturnes Op. 48 Nos. 1, 2
other Nocturnes, Mazurkas and Polonaises

Chopin-Godowsky:
All 53 (+1) Studies on Chopin Etudes
Six Waltz transcriptions Op. 18   Op. 64 No. 1 Op.69 No. 1  Op. 70 No. 2No. 3
E flat major Rondo

Clementi:
All the sonatas (youtube selections:   Op. 7/1 I  Op. 7/1 II Op. 7 III  Op.10/1 I Op. 10/1 II  Op. 37/2 I  Op. 37/2 III

Debussy:
Images I Reflets dans l’eau   Hommage a Rameau   Mouvement
mages II Cloches a travers les feuilles   Et la lune descend sur la temple qui fuit  Poissons d’or

Preludes, book I
Estampes  La Soirée dans Grenade Pagodes Jardins sous la pluie 
Iberia, transcribed for piano by Carlo Grante

Michael Finnissy:
Bachsche Nachdichtungen
Le démon de l’analogie (dedicated to Carlo Grante)

George Flynn:
Glimpses of our inner lives (dedicated to Carlo Grante)

Godowsky:
Passacaglia on the opening theme of Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony
Renaissance (youtube selections: Rameau Sarabande  Rameau Rigaudon Loelly Gigue   Schobert  Menuet   Corelli Pastorale  Lully Sarabande Lully Courante   Scarlatti Concert-Allegro

Strauss-Godowsky:
Metamorphosen aus Themen von: Künstlersleben; Die Fledermaus; Wein, Weib und Gesang.

Strauss
Standchen (arr. Godowsky)

Carlo Grante:
Sorabji-Pastiche
Debussy-Pastiche
Prokofiev-Pastiche
Scriabin-Pastiche
Campanella-Pastiche
Sonata (2000)

Haydn:
Sonata Hob XVI/48
Sonata Hob XVI/50

Hinton:
Sonata no. 4
Scottish Ballade

Hofer
Toccata

Horowitz:
Carmen Variations
Danse Macabre (Liszt-Saint-Saens)

Janáček:
Sonata 5.X.1905

Liszt:
Sonata in B minor
Fantasia quasi Sonata Après une lecture de Dante
Fantasy on a theme from Beethoven’s ‘Ruins of Athens’
Reminiscences de Don Juan
Reminiscences de Norma
12 Transcendental Etudes (selections: Mazeppa)
6 Paganini Etudes
Polonaise No. 1
Polonaise No. 2
Todtentanz (solo version)
Fantasie de bravoure sur La Clochette
Mephisto Waltz (Busoni version)
Spanish Fantasy
Spanish Rhapsody
Hungarian Rhapsodies Nos. 6, 15
Soirées Italiennes
Soirées de Vienne
Petrarch Sonnets 104   123
Todtentanz (for piano solo)
Christmas Tree Suite (excerpt: Carillons)

Liszt-Busoni:
Mephisto Waltz

Mozart:
Fantasy in D minor K397
Fantasy in C minor K475
Sonata K281
Sonata K332
Sonata K457
Sonata K570
12 variations on “Ah vous dirais, je, maman”

Mussorgsky:
Pictures at an Exhibition

Novak, Jan:
Capricinia (1980; world premiere 2014)

Piana, Roberto:
Image d’un Faune (dedicated to Carlo Grante)

Platti:
all the sonatas

Prokofiev:
Sonata No. 2
Sonata No. 4
Sonata No. 5
Sonata No. 6
Sonata No. 7

Rachmaninov:
Preludes, Op. 32
Variations on a theme by Corelli
The Isle of the Dead, transcr. G. Kirkor
Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39

Ravel:
Gaspard de la Nuit Miroirs
Pavane pour une Infante defunte
Rapsodie espagnole, transcribed for piano by Carlo Grante
all other piano works (see Project Programmes)

Satie
3 Gymnopedies

Scarlatti:
all the Sonatas (Carlo Grante is making the first complete recording on piano of the nearly 600 sonatas)
Selections from live performance

Schubert:
Sonata in A minor D 784
Sonata in C minor D 958
Moments Musicales D 780
Drei Klavierstücke D 946  No. 2 (b)  No. 3

Schubert-Godowsky:
12 Songs: Wohin   Das Wandern  Gute Nacht  Die Forelle  Die Junge Nonne  Morgengrüss  Litanei  Liebesbotschaft  An Mignon  Wiegenlied  Heidenröslein  Ungeduld
Moment Musical

Sorabji
Opus secretum
Transcendental Studies (youtube selections: No. 16  No. 19   No. 31

Robert Schumann:
Sonata, Op. 11 1st mov.  2nd mov.  3rd mov.   4th mov.
Sonata, Op. 14 1st mov.  2nd mov.   4th mov.
Sonata, Op. 22 1st mov.  2nd mov.   3rd mov.
Faschingschwank aus Wien
Papillons
Kreisleriana
Toccata

Paolo Troncon:
6 Preludes and Fugues (dedicated to Carlo Grante)
Fugue No. 1 Prelude No. 2 Fugue No. 2 Prelude No. 3 Fugue No. 3 Prelude No. 4 Fugue No. 4 Prelude No. 6 Fugue No. 6

Roman Vlad:
Opus Triplex: Fantasie Canoniche, Interludio, Spiegelbilder (dedicated to Carlo Grante)
Studi Dodecafonici No. 4
Variazioni intorno all’ultima mazurca
Sognando il sogno

Strawinsky
3 Movements from Petrushka

Turchi
Variazioni su un tema di Mozart

Weber-Godowsky
Invitation to the dance

Ronn Yedidia:
Etude no. 3