Piano / Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation music

The piano is a keyboard-based music instrument. Its versatility and pervasiveness, together with its polyphonic capabilities have made it one of the world's most employed instruments, and a crucial piece in the development of the Western musical tradition. It's name is a shortened form of 'pianoforte', terms which in Italian respectively mean 'soft' and 'loud', referring the fact that the pianoforte had the capability of producing variations in volume which previous keyboard instruments could not. Standard pianos have 52 white keys and 36 black ones, for a total of 88. They are chordophones: pressing any key activates a mechanism which makes a hammer strike a set of strings. The sound produced is amplified via the soundboard and body of the piano. Being one of the most influential instruments in the history of music, the piano has undergone many changes and technological innovations, from the insertion of the damper and tonal pedals, to the creation of electric, electronic, and digital pianos.
Title Composer Form Period Ratings
2 Divertimentos, Op.3 Jean-Frédéric Edelmann Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Classical
3 Divertissements sur I' Due Foscari de Verdi, Op.93 Ferdinand Beyer Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Romantic
3 Divertissiments sur Lucrezia Borgia de Donizetti, Op.74 Ferdinand Beyer Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Romantic
4 Divertimentos, Op.15 Jean-Frédéric Edelmann Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Classical
4 Divertimentos, Op.17 Johann Baptist Cramer Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Romantic
10 Divertimenti per il Pianoforte ad uso de' Dilettanti Giovanni Simone Mayr Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Classical
Alla picciola, Op.186 Edouard Chavagnat Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Romantic
Célèbre sérénade Espagnole, Op.181 Isaac Albéniz Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Romantic
Das Gezwitscher der Vögel, Op.48 Raffaele Billema Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Romantic
Divertimenti da Camera Giovanni Bononcini Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Baroque
Divertimento armonico Cornelius Heinrich Dretzel Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Baroque
Divertimento in A flat major, Hob. XVI:46 Franz Joseph Haydn Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Classical
Divertimento in A major, Hob.XVI:5 Franz Joseph Haydn Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Classical
Divertimento in A major, Hob.XVI:12 Franz Joseph Haydn Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Classical
Divertimento in C major, Hob.XVI:3 Franz Joseph Haydn Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Classical
Divertimento in C major, Hob.XVI:7 Franz Joseph Haydn Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Classical
Divertimento in C major, Hob.XVI:10 Franz Joseph Haydn Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Classical
Divertimento in D, Hob. XVI:19 Franz Joseph Haydn Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Classical
Divertimento in D major, Hob.XVI:4 Franz Joseph Haydn Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Classical
Divertimento in E-flat major, Hob.XVI:16 Franz Joseph Haydn Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Classical