Playlist #1


Mysterious Barricades

A chronological keyboard survey


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01        Cage: ‘Prelude for meditation’
02        Anon: Estampie, ‘Retrové’
03        Francesco da Rimini: Madrigal, ‘Ay schonsolato ed amoroso’
04        Byrd: ‘Sellinger’s round’
05        François Couperin: ‘Les barricades mystérieuses’
06        Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K380
07-8    JS Bach: ‘The well-tempered clavier’ Book 2: Prelude and Fugue No 1 in C major
09        CPE Bach: Sonata in G minor, Wq. 65/17 (H.47), 3rd movement, Allegro assai
10        Haydn: Adagio in F major, Hob. XVII/9
11        Mozart: ‘Eine Kleine Gigue’, K574
12        Beethoven: Piano Sonata No 30 in E major, Op 109, 1st movement, Vivace ma non troppo
13        Schubert: Impromptu No 4 in Ab major, D899
14        Schumann: Sketch for pedal piano, Op 58 No 4 in Db major, Allegretto
15        Alkan: 25 Preludes, Op 31, No 8 in Ab major, ‘La chanson de la folle au bord de la mer’
16        Chopin: Etude in C minor, Op 25 No 12
17        Liszt: ‘Au lac de Wallenstadt’ (‘Années de pèlerinage’ Book 1)
18        Grieg: Lyric Pieces, Op 47, No 4, ‘Halling’
19        Mussorgsky: ‘Con mortuis in lingua morta’ (‘Pictures at an exhibition’)
20        Fauré: Nocturne No 2 in B major, Op 33 No 2
21        Scriabin: Piano Sonata No 2 in G# minor, Op 19, first movement, Andante
22        Debussy: ‘Mouvement’ (‘Images’ Book 1)
23        Satie: ‘Gnossienne’ No 3
24        Ravel: ‘Oiseaux tristes’ (‘Miroirs’)
25        Rachmaninov: Prelude in Bb major, Op 23 No 2
26       Janáček: ‘Dobrou noc!’ (‘Good night’) from ‘On an overgrown path’
27        Ives: Piano Sonata No 2 (‘Concord, Mass., 1840-60′), 3rd movement, ‘The Alcotts’
28        Bartók: ‘On one spot’ (6 Rumanian folk dances, BB 68, Sz. 56)
29        Nielsen: ‘Spraellemanden’ (6 Humouresque-Bagatelles, Op 11, FS 22)
30       Stravinsky: Moderato (‘Les cinq doigts’)
31        Villa-Lobos: ‘Pià returns from the war’ (‘Francetta et Pià’)
32        Webern: Piano Variations, Op 27, 2nd movement, Sehr schnell
33        Tippett: Piano Sonata No 1, 2nd movement, Andante tranquillo
34        Jimmy Yancey: ‘Mournful blues’
35        Cowell: ‘The banshee’
36        Cage: ‘Primitive’
37        Nancarrow: Study No 6 for player piano
38-9    Shostakovich: 24 Preludes and Fugues, Op 87: Prelude and Fugue No 7 in A
40        Stockhausen: Extract from ‘Mantra’
41        Ligeti: ‘Hungarian rock’
42        White: Piano Sonata No 104
43        Brian Eno: ‘Becalmed’ (‘Another green world’)
44        Ronald Jenkees: ‘Stay crunchy’ (‘Disorganized fun’)
45        Cage: ‘Prelude for meditation’


Mysterious Barricades is dedicated to Ulyssestone — its first fan — and to all those who kick against the pricks.