Piano concerto no. 1 in B♭ minor, op. 23 / Tchaikovsky (Van Cliburn ; Kiril Kondrashin, conductor)
Sonata in F minor, op. 57 "Appassionata" / Beethoven (Van Cliburn)
Rondo capriccioso in E, op. 14 / Mendelssohn (Claudio Arrau)
Widmung / Schumann (Van Cliburn)
Children's corner ; Serenade for the doll ; Golliwog's cake-walk / Claude Debussy (Alfred Cortot)
Sonata in F minor, op. 57 "Appassionata" / Beethoven (Myra Hess)
Bonus feature: Piano concerto no. 4 in G major, op. 58 / Beethoven (Claudio Arrau ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Riccardo Muti, conductor).
Describes piano's invention, how it differs from a harpsichord, names important composers and pianists, shows how the industrial revolution affected the origin of the piano, and points out how the work of certain pianists influenced the following generations of pianists.