With hundreds of years of piano repertoire, there's so much music to explore. You hear it every day in commercials and maybe you remember taking lessons as a kid, but there's no denying that the amount of great piano music allows for a lifetime of discovery.
That's why CBC Music is featuring 10 gems from the solo piano repertoire that go beyond "Für Elise" — not that there's anything wrong with it — and highlight the versatility and range of the instrument. You'll fall in love with the piano all over again.
Open the gallery above for 10 pieces of piano music everyone should know.
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