In case you missed it, last Sunday was Piano Day, an idea dreamed up by the supremely gifted Nils Frahm. It was a day for celebrating the grandest of all the instruments and also, it turned out, a chance for Nils to drop a surprise free album, Solo.

RRP does not have a free, surprise album to gift to the world, but we can instead humbly offer you a playlist that showcases the piano in its various guises from pop accompanist to bringer of magical melody to modernist prepared hammered thing. In the process, we hope to be the first site to successfully feature John Cage and Chas & Dave in the same playlist.