J.S. Bach: French Suite No. 5, Partita No. 1, Allemande & Sarabande from Partita No. 2, Sarabandes from Partita 4, French Suites 1 & 6

George Frideric Handel: Suite in F minor (G 193-197), Suite in D minor (G 108-111), Suite in E minor (G 164-167), Suite in D minor (G 123-126)

Watch the YouTube version of this stream paired with classical European paintings

Baldassarre Galuppi (2018):
Andante from the Sonata No. 5 in C major, Adagio from the Sonata in D major, Sonata in C minor, Sonata in A minor, Sonata in A major, Sonata in C minor.

 Watch the YouTube version of this stream with photos from Venice and the island of Burano where Galuppi (1706-1785) was born.

Baldassarre Galuppi (2019): Adagio from the Sonata in D major, Sonata in B flat major, Sonata in F major, Sonata in G major, Sonata in F major, Sonata in E flat major.

 Watch the YouTube version of this stream with photos of classical Italian paintings found in Italy

Domenico Cimarosa (1749-1801): Sonata No. 55 in A minor.
Theme and Variations, inspired by the "Stile Galante" style of Galuppi, by the self-taught British composer Darren Wright
 Erik Satie: Petite Ouverture à danser, Six Gnossiennes, Three Sarabandes, Three Gymnopédies, Two Ogives (1 & 4), Prélude de la Porte Héroique, Pièces Froides I (Aires à faire fuir/Airs that drive away), II (Danses de travers/Crossed-up dances).

Note: My deliberately slow tempi on these performances is inspired by Reinbert de Leeuw's early recordings. Today most pianists, including de Leeuw, play pieces like the
Pièces Froides very fast.

 Watch the "Slow Satie" video of this stream on YouTube with photos of mainly Impressionist paintings

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Debussy: La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair);  Reverie; Jardins sous la Pluie (Gardens in the Rain, from Estampes); Images Book 2, no. 1 “Cloches à travers les feuilles” (Bells through the Leaves); Images Book 2, no. 2 “Et la lune descend sur le temple quit fût” (And the Moon Sets on the Temple Ruins); Prelude Vol. 2, no. 1 "Brouillards" (Mists); Sarabande

Watch the "Debussy Soundscapes" video of this stream on YouTube with digitally processed landscapes

Contemporary: My first two compositions, which I performed in 1970-71 at UBC, Hexachord Sonata (1968-69) (Oppositions, Night Variations, Scherzo) and Two Dances (1969) (Triste, Barbare); followed by From The Unseeen World (2012) for piano and six soundtracks, and Pianolith (2003) by Andrew Hugill, for piano and two soundtracks


Blues & Ballads: Moonglow, In a Sentimental Mood, Solitude, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes, Stardust, Angel Eyes, East of the Sun, My Little Brown Book, Just a Settin' and a Rockin', Nothing but the Blues, Blues in the Night, How Long Has This Been Going On, Lover Man, Mood Indigo, Stormy Weather, A Flower is a Lovesome Thing, You Don't Know What Love Is, I've Got You Under my Skin, Lush Life, My Little Brown Book, Lotus Blossom, Summertime, Blue Lullaby, Prelude Sleepless Night

Billy Strayhorn: Lush Life, After All, Daydream, Chelsea Bridge, Johnny Come Lately, Daydream. A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing, Isfahan, Just a Settin' and a Rockin', Midriff, My Little Brown Book, Satin Doll, Take the A Train, Raincheck, Just a Settin' and a Rockin', Midriff, Chelsea Bridge, Star Crossed Lovers, Something To Live For, A Flower Is a Lovesome Thing, My Little Brown Book, Valse, Lotus Blossom, Lush Life

Antonio Carlos Jobim: Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars, Água De Beber (Water to Drink), Águas de Março (Waters of March), Chega De Saudade (No More Blues), Dindi, So Nice, A Felicidade (To Happiness), Insensatez (How Insensitive), The Girl (or Boy) from Ipanema, Meditacão (Meditation), O Grande Amor, Once I Loved (Amor Em Paz), One Note Samba, Slightly Out of Tune (Desafinado), Someone to Light Up My Life, Só Danço Samba (Jazz 'N Samba), So Nice, Song of the Jet, Song of the Sabiá, Wave (Vou To Contar), Corcovado

Duke Ellington: Satin Doll, Caravan, Day Dream, Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me, Don't Get Around Much Anymore, I Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues, I Didn't Know About You, I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good, I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart, I'm Beginning To See the Light, I'm Just A Lucky So And So, In A Sentimental Mood, It Don't Mean A Thing, Love You Madly, Mood Indigo, Perdido, Prelude To A Kiss, Solitude, Sophisticated Lady, Take the "A" Train, Satin Doll

Cole Porter: Love For Sale, Begin The Beguine, Every Time We Say Goodbye, In The Still Of The Night, Night And Day, I've Got You Under My Skin, DeLovely, It Was Just One Of Those Things, Anything Goes, Let's Do It, What Is This Thing Called Love?, You'd Be So Easy To Love, All Of You, All Through The Night, I Concentrate On You, After You Who?, You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To, Do I Love You?, I Get A Kick Out Of You, Ridin' High, From This Moment On, At Long Last Love, Far Away, From Alpha To Omega, You Do Something To Me, It's All Right With Me

George Gershwin & Leonard Bernstein: The Man I Love, How Long Has This Been Going On?, He Loves And She Loves, The Can't Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Someone To Watch Over Me, Embraceable You, Prelude Blue Lullaby, Prelude Sleepless Night, Porgy And Bess (29:40): Summertime, A Woman Is A Sometime Thing, My Man's Gone Now, I Got Plenty Of Nuttin', Bess You Is My Woman, It Ain't Necessarily So, There's A Boat Dat's Leavin' For New York, West Side Story (50:24): Jet Song, Something's Coming, Maria, Tonight, America, Cool, One Hand One Heart, I Feel Pretty, Somewhere, I Have A Love

Rodgers & Hart, and Other Ballads: Bewitched, Blue Moon, Falling In Love With Love, I Didn't Know What Time It Was, Isn't It Romantic?, My Romance, I Could Write A Book, You're Nearer, This Can't be Love, Lover, With A Song In My Heart, My Funny Valentine; Ballads (38'): Autumn In New York, But Beautiful, God Bless The Child, Imagination, You Don't Know What Love Is, Lover Man, Misty, Moonlight In Vermont, My Old Flame, My One And Only Love, The Nearness Of You, Stormy Weather, Unforgettable, You Don't Know What Love Is

Barry Truax, piano (performing on the Kawai RX-3, Cambridge Street)
© Cambridge Street Publishing, 2007-2024

If you enjoyed these selections, please let me know - I love to get feedback (truax@sfu.ca)