In addition to the standard repertoire, I enjoy these less commonly performed, but equally deserving works, including several American gems:

Bach Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E, BWV 1053

Beethoven Choral Fantasy, Op. 80

Bernstein Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety"

Gershwin Variations on "I Got Rhythm"

Glass Concerto No. 2, "After Lewis and Clark"

Hanson Concerto in G, Op. 36

Liebermann Concerto No. 2, Op. 36

Liszt Totentanz

MacDowell Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 15

MacDowell Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 23

Prokofiev Concerto No. 1 in D-flat major, Op. 10

Ravel Concerto in D for the left hand

Shostakovich Concerto No. 2 in F, Op. 102


Sample recital programs

"Responses to Suffering"

Prokofiev Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82

Liszt Variations on "Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen"

Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op. 111


"An Invitation to the Dance"

Liszt "Les jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este"

Ravel Miroirs

Copland "Rodeo"


"The Greatest Music Ever Written"

Bach-Brahms Chaconne for left hand alone (from Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor)

Mozart Sonata in B-flat, K. 333

Liszt Sonata


"The Great American Piano Project" (an ongoing endeavor]

Glass Selected Etudes

Griffes "Barcarolle," Op. 6, no. 1

Paine "Woodnotes," Op. 36, and Romance, Op. 39

Adams "China Gates"

Copland "Appalachian Spring"


MacDowell First Modern Suite, Op. 10

Ives "The Alcotts" from "Concord" Sonata

Barber Nocturne, Op. 33

Gary D. Belshaw Nocturne

Barber Sonata for Piano, Op. 26


"Liszt's Poetic Tour of Italy"

Liszt "Annees de pelerinage, deuxieme annee: Italie"

   (Sposalizio, Il pensieroso, Canzonetta del Salvator Rosa,
   Sonetto 47 del Petrarca, Sonetto 104 del Petrarca,
   Sonetto 123 del Petrarca,
   Apres une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi sonata)


"The Russian Soul"

Shostakovich Preludes and Fugues in C and E minor, Op. 87, nos. 1 and 4

Medtner Sonata in C, op. 11, no. 3

Rachmaninoff Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39, nos. 1, 4, 5, and 9

Prokofiev Sonata No. 6 in A, Op. 82