I started learning to play the piano in September last year. I am taking private lessons from a young man who is a very skilled pianist and also a good teacher, but I happen to be his first student. I am 27 years old (and therefore should be considered an adult learner). My teacher is only 19 - but he's been learning since he was 4.
My teacher recommends that I learn one piece each from the baroque, classical, romantic and post-romantic ages, simultaneously - that is, 4 pieces at once (and I think this makes good sense).
Since September, I have learnt the following:
JS Bach - WTC Book I Prelude I - Prelude in C Major (DONE) - was the first piece I learnt
CPE Bach - Solfeggio (just starting to learn) - is the fourth piece I'm learning
M Clementi - Sonatina in C Major Op. 36 No. 1 (ALMOST DONE) - is my third piece
F Chopin - Prelude in E Minor Op. 28 No. 4 (DONE) - was my second piece
Post-romantic: Nothing learnt yet.
As you can see, I need a new piece for the post-romantic and romantic eras, and will very soon need a new piece for the classical era. (The Solfeggio though will probably be my baroque piece for a good while.)
I'm looking for recommendations for pieces I should learn in the above 3 areas. Pieces which are played by professionals are particularly attractive to me. Pieces written for children are particularly unattractive - as you can imagine, at 27 years of age I don't like to feel that I'm at the level of a good 5-year-old, although this is probably objectively true.
I would also be grateful for comments regarding the progression of pieces outlined - whether it makes sense, whether it doesn't, what could be changed, and comments on my progress.
Thanks a lot!