Editors’ Notes It’s easy to forget that the hugely talented Lang Lang was once a beginner. Piano Book takes him back to pieces that first inspired him to become a musician. Many listeners might recognize music from their own piano journey, from Beethoven’s “Für Elise” to Chopin’s “Raindrop” Prelude and Bach’s Minuet No. 1 in G Major. But there are less familiar pieces here, too—wonderful additions to anyone’s repertoire, and within the grasp of most players. Yann Tiersen’s waltz from the film Amélie is one such, Max Richter’s The Departure another. Whether you’re a budding student, an adult learner, or simply passionate about piano music, Piano Book is utterly charming.

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The Well-Tempered Clavier: Book 1, BWV 846-869: 1. Prelude in C Major, BWV 846
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Bagatelle No. 25 in A Minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise"
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The Departure
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Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 67: 4. Presto "Spinning Song"
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Suite bergamasque, L. 75: 3. Clair de lune
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Children's Corner, L. 113: 1. Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
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24 Préludes, Op. 28, C. 166-189: 15. Sostenuto in D-Flat Major, C. 180 "Raindrop Prelude"
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Piano Sonata No. 16 in C Major, K. 545 "Sonata facile": 1. Allegro
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Sonatina No. 1 in C Major, Op. 36: 2. Andante
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The School of Velocity, Op. 299: 1. Presto
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Six Pieces for Piano, Volume 2: 4. La Valse d'Amélie
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Rêverie, L. 68
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6 Moments musicaux, Op. 94, D. 780: 3. Allegro moderato
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Lyric Pieces Book III, Op. 43: 6. To Spring
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Album für die Jugend, Op. 68, Pt. 1: Für Kleinere: 8. Wilder Reiter
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Villageoises: Six petites pièces enfantines pour piano, FP 65: 2. Staccato
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The Merry Shepherd Boy
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Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Arr. for Piano)
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The Maiden's Prayer, Op. 4
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12 Variations in C Major on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman", K. 265
12 Variations in C Major on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman", K. 265: Tema (“Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”)
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12 Variations in C Major on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman", K. 265: Variation 1
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12 Variations in C Major on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman", K. 265: Variation 2
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12 Variations in C Major on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman", K. 265: Variation 3
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12 Variations in C Major on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman", K. 265: Variation 4
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12 Variations in C Major on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman", K. 265: Variation 5
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12 Variations in C Major on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman", K. 265: Variation 6
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12 Variations in C Major on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman", K. 265: Variation 7
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12 Variations in C Major on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman", K. 265: Variation 8
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12 Variations in C Major on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman", K. 265: Variation 9
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12 Variations in C Major on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman", K. 265: Variation 10
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12 Variations in C Major on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman", K. 265: Variation 11
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12 Variations in C Major on "Ah, vous dirai-je Maman", K. 265: Variation 12
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Minuet No. 1 in G Major (Formerly Attrib. J.S. Bach as BWV Anh. 114)
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Wild Swans Suite: 2. Eliza Aria (Arr. for Piano)
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The Celebrated Chop Waltz "Chopsticks"
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Jasmine Flower (Arr. Schindler for Piano)
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Danzas Argentinas, Op. 2: 2. Danza de la moza donosa
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Limu, limu, lima (Arr. Schindler for Piano)
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Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 36 "Enigma": No. 9 "Nimrod" (Arr. Elgar for Piano)
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Arirang (Arr. Schindler for Piano)
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Maple Leaf Rag
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