Originally Posted by FalconP
[*]Lyrics Pieces by Grieg -- I suspect you'll find them rather similar to Chopin's Noctures, but perhaps you'll find something you like there.
complicated (mainly harmonically but also melodically). The Grieg,
while in a similar vein to Chopin, has more refrains and more
symmetry in phrase structures, perhaps to evoke a folksong-like
simplicity. Emil Gilels on DG is a good cheap sampler - if it should
also fail to please the OP (not an impossibility) at least it wouldn't
be a big loss.
For Bach, I once heard a Sarabande from the French Suites (the Sixth?)
used in the movie "Persuasion" (my favorite Jane Austen adaptation
so far) to great effects. Gavrilov on EMI 2fer (including a wonderful
Italian Concerto played by Stanislav Bunin) sounds good to me.