Originally Posted by Bunnyears
Forget the Nocturnes. Go out and get a good recording of Chopin's Polonaises.
Another favorite is Lizst's "Years of Pilgrimage". (Annees de Pelerinage). The first piece of the second year is amazing. This is one of the most emotional solo piano pieces I've yet heard. Not in a dark way either, it's celebrating a wedding. Or rather taking inspiration from Raphael's painting of the Virgin Mary's marriage. There's plenty of dark emotion in these pieces though.
Ok, here's a link to the Annees de Pelerinage on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=glance&n=5174
I'm going to go out on a limb after reading your comments on this thread and highly recommend it.