Piano 4 hands Music Recordings

Piano four hands is the common name for a piano duet in which both players play on the same instrument (this differentiates it from a standard piano duo, with separate instruments for each performer). Although original music has been written for this type of duet, by far most of the repertoire for piano four hands consists of arrangements and versions of other ensembles. These were particularly popular before the coming of recording technology, as they provided a way to hear popular works of music outside the concert hall, and when playing an orchestral work, two players could achieve some effects that a single player could not.

Title Composer Form Period Ratings
Kanonische Rätsel, Op. 42 Felix Draeseke Canon Romantic
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO. 1 Johannes Brahms Dance Romantic
Melodische Übungstücke, Op.149 Anton Diabelli Etude Romantic
3 Marches militaires, D. 733 Franz Schubert March Romantic
Legends, Op.59 Antonín Dvořák Piano piece Romantic
Sonata for Piano Four-Hands in C, K. 521 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata Classical
Andante and Variations, Op.83a Felix Mendelssohn Theme and Variations Classical
Sixteen Waltzes, Op. 39 Johannes Brahms Waltz Romantic
Sixteen Waltzes, Op. 39 Johannes Brahms Waltz Romantic