10 pieces you’ll definitely know but whose names you don’t

25 July 2017, 13:28

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

This is a comprehensive guide to all the classical pieces you’ve definitely heard, but probably don’t know the name of.

Have you ever heard a piece and thought, ‘I KNOW THAT!’, but you can’t Google it because there are no lyrics?

To help assuage this common problem among classical fans, pianist Fabricio Vinheteiro has made a handy video of himself playing ten of the most-played classical pieces, with the name of each piece on the screen.

The pieces are as follows:

  1. Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
  2. Frédéric Chopin – Grande Valse Brillante
  3. Frédéric Chopin – Fantaisie Impromptu
  4. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Piano Concerto No. 1
  5. Claude Debussy – Clair de Lune
  6. Johann Sebastian Bach – Fugue 2
  7. Frédéric Chopin – Nocturne No. 2, Op. 9
  8. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Sonata No. 16
  9. Domenico Scarlatti – Sonata in G major
  10. Frédéric Chopin – Waltz No. 2, Op. 64

How many of these pieces could you already name?

For more videos like this, find Vinheteiro on YouTube!