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Begun in 1983, Keynote Records is the label of pianist John Kane, whose 40 CDs of Masterpieces for Dance (classical excerpts for ballet class music) and Homemade Series (full-length classical works) are now exclusively available online!   Enjoy the music of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Haydn, Liszt, Mozart, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Scarlatti, Schubert & Schumann!   All sales benefit arts education.

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1. All-Beethoven Ballet Class
2. All-Brahms Ballet Class
3. All-Chopin Ballet Class
4. All-Mozart Ballet Class
5. All-Schubert Ballet Class
6. All-Schumann Ballet Class
7. All-Schubert Ballet Class II 

MASTERPIECES FOR DANCE:  138 tracks in 7 single-composer ballet class music albums with short excerpts from the works of Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Mozart, Schubert & Schumann - adapted to accompany beginning through advanced ballet classes.  John Kane, piano. 

Originally released in 1983, this ground-breaking series of ballet class music has recently been transferred to digital/CD format.   All-Schubert Ballet Class II, recorded in 2010, is also now available!

Available NOW on CD or MP3 download!   Click on album cover images to view contents, listen to excerpts or watch performance videos!

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  1. Homemade Chopin (1994)

  2. Homemade 1994 Recital

  3. Homemade Mozart (1995)

  4. Homemade Rachminanoff (1995)

  5. Homemade Mozart, vol. 2 (1995)

  6. Homemade Liszt (2000)

  7. Homemade 2010 Recital

  8. Homemade Chopin Favorites (2010)

9. Homemade Brahms (2012)

10. 24 Chopin Etudes (2013)

11. Brahms Two-Piano Works (2013)

12. Last Piano Sonatas (2014)

13. Homemade Schumann (2014)

14. Homemade 2014 Recital

15 - 19. Homemade Mozart Sonatas (Complete) 5-CD set (2016)

20. Homemade Brahms, vol. 3 (2016)

21 - 29. Homemade Beethoven Sonatas (Complete) - 2017

30. Homemade Ravel (2017)

31. Homemade 2018 Recital

32. Homemade 2019 Recital

33. Homemade 2020 Recital



HOMEMADE SERIES: 341 tracks on 33 CDs with more than 133 full-length compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Haydn, Liszt, Mozart, Mussorgksy, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Schubert & Schumann recorded 1994 - 2015 by pianist John Kane.   Homemade 2010 Recital, features 3 late works in B-flat major by Bach (Partita No. 1), Mozart (Sonata, K. 570) and Schubert (the monumental Sonata, D. 960) & Homemade Chopin Favorites (19 of his "greatest hits") were recorded in 2010.   Homemade Brahms (Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op.5 and Handel Variations, Op. 24) was recorded in September, 2012.   24 Chopin Etudes were recorded in early 2013.   Brahms Two-Piano Works (Haydn Variations, Op. 56b and Sonata after the Quintet, Op. 34b with, unprecedently, BOTH PARTS played by Mr. Kane, were recorded in late 2013.  Last Piano Sonatas (containing those final works of Mozart, Hadyn & Beethoven), was recorded in February, 2014.   Homemade Schumann, containing Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood), Op. 15, Kreisleriana, Op. 16 and Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13, was recorded in May, 2014.  Homemade 2014 Recital, recorded in October, 2014, features Bach's French Suite No. 4 in E-Flat Major, BWV 815, Beethoven's Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat Major, Op. 81a ("Les Adieux") and Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.   Homemade Mozart Piano Sonatas (Complete) is a 5-CD set and includes all 18 of Mozart's piano sonatas, plus the Fantasy, K. 475, recorded in early 2015.  Homemade Brahms, vol. 3 contains a 2-piano version (2nd piano part is the orchestral reduction) of the Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83 and the transcription of Bach's Chaconne (from 2nd Violin Partita) for left hand alone.  Homemade Beethoven Piano Sonatas (Complete) is on 9 CDs, featuring all 32 piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven.  This major milestone was completed during 2016.   Homemade Ravel containing Prelude, Pavane pour une infante defunte, Le Tombeau de Couperin and Gaspard de la nuit was finished in 2017.  Homemade 2018 Recital includes 2 Bach Preludes & Fugues (in C Minor, WTC Books I & II), 4 Scarlatti Sonatas & Sonatas by Haydn (XVI/20) and Schubert (D. 958).   Homemade 2019 Recital contains Bach's Prelude & Fugue in C Major, WTC II (BWV870), Schumann's Fantasy, Op. 17, Haydn's Sonata in C Major XVI/50 & Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy, D. 760.  Homemade 2020 Recital includes Bach's Prelude & Fugue in B-Flat Minor, WTCI (BWV867), Chopin's Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35 & Rachmaninoff's Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36 (Original 1913 Edition).

Available NOW on CD or MP3 download!   Click on album cover images to view contents, listen to excerpts or watch performance videos!



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