These six pieces "represent the culmination of Baroque polyphonic writing for a stringed instrument". The Chaconne from Partita No. 2 is often performed separately and has been transcribed for other instruments by many composers.
My recording of these six suites is by Yo-Yo Ma
Benjamin Britten played the cello. These remarkable pieces are only seldom heard.
These 24 primarily technical studies are "music of a high order, full of imagination, invention, and expression, and devoid of pedantry. They are didactic but inspired, instructive but beautiful, ruthless in their demands but highly rewarding in their satisfactions." Sort of like organic chemistry. My recording is by the extraordinarily talented Michael Rabin who, tragically, died while still young, possibly the victim of the expectations of others.Music for Solo Piano
I suspect that more has been written for solo piano than for any other instrument, and I will only try to suggest where one might start. Frederic Chopin wrote almost exclusively for the piano, and his works have an instant and universal appeal. Franz Liszt was a prodigious talent as a pianist, and his compositions reflect both this interest and his virtuosity. Mozart apparently wrote something for every instrument or ensemble, and he did not neglect the solo piano. And then there are the sonatas of Beethoven, monumental achievements by any standard.
I will mention only one less-well-known favorite of mine.
The opening phase of this sonata is one of the most beautiful that I know.