Piano works I love to play:
Just for the record, some of these are of a difficulty level that I have to practice a great deal to get them close to where they were when I performed them, so if you're with me and we're near a piano, don't think I can just sit down and play them. While I would love to have that kind of retention, I don't, and after I received my last performance degree I stopped practicing four to six hours daily. However, when I performed these pieces I never grew tired of them, and when it takes months to prepare a piece for performance, that's saying quite a bit.
Also, just because I love playing a piece doesn't necessarily mean I love listening to it. No--I can't explain that. I've tried to link to a quality performance of each piece.
1. Prokofiev, Toccata op. 11
2. Debussy, Reflets dans l'eau
3. Debussy, Mouvement
4. Gershwin, Three Preludes
5. Chopin, Ballade
6. Bartok, Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm, VI
7. Beethoven, Sonata in C Minor, op. 111
8. Brahms, Zwei Rhapsodien, op. 79
9. Bach, Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major
10. Liszt, Mephisto Waltz, No. 1