To the admins of PS, I am sorry I did not introduce myself on the prior post where I posted my video. My name is Jack. I am Big fan of PS! There, I have introduced myself. What I would like to know, and this post is related in some way to the post "what do pianists want?" but what I would like to know is what makes a piano piece classical. What I am first going to do is write what I think makes a piano piece classical, and please feel free to argue and interpose your comments of what you think, or why what I say is wrong. Speaking of which, please read my brief notice Brief Notice: I understand that progress is made this way in academics--one man or woman makes a claim, and another rejects it altogether, modifies it and agrees, or rarely you have the case where a person will agree with you without further ado. Ok. What I think makes a piano piece classical: General criteria: -The piece can be played over and over again and sound beautiful every time! -This piece does not have music motifs that are overly repetitious!! (as it would not sound good if you played it over and over again) -There is some sort of narrative conveying in this piece. Narrative in its most basic form--hasten i mention its most generic form: There is a goal of some sort. The goal can not be reached because there is an obstacle standing in the way. This obstacle is heard musically. Some part of the piece contains the struggle of overcoming the "so called" obstacle. Maybe it happens once, likely it will happen more than once. Eventually we will hear a climax. What follows is the conclusion of the piece. In a large way music composition should be like composing a well rounded narrative. -Repetition is used correctly. This is to say that we hear a chord progression introduced in the beginning of the piece, and it is used to correct effect later on in the piece. It is not played again and again and again without being spliced after a new chord progression. There you have it, some general guidelines of what I believe makes a classical piano piece. It is not made to read like an instruction book for how to make a classical piece, but only how to evaluate such a piece. I listen to just about any piece by bach, and it hits all of the criteria. What do you think?