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Liszt: Etude - La Campanella No. 3 in G-sharp Minor

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Franz Liszt - Paganini Etudes :
Etude - La Campanella, No. 3
Etude - La Campanella  No. 3  in G-sharp Minor by Liszt piano sheet music
Key: G-sharp Minor Year: 1851
Level: 8+ Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (1744 kB)

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xx VIDEO: Liszt, La Campanella
July 07, 2016, 03:03:44 PM by lateromantic

Several people have asked when I would be making a video of one of my performances of La Campanella.  This recording is from a solo recital I did in Atlanta on September 5, 1986 (1986 was the centennial of Liszt's death), where I paired it with Un Sospiro.  I combined it with the public-domain score to produce this score video and uploaded it to YouTube the other day.  It's certainly not a perfect performance, but I think I did a credible job with this playful but demanding piece.

xx My performance of Liszt's La Campanella
February 13, 2016, 07:16:45 PM by saimengjin

I am a 4th Year Chemistry PhD student in The University of York in England now.
Here is my performance of Liszt's La Campanella.

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xx Franz Liszt - La campanella
November 08, 2015, 04:32:44 PM by stylerpiano

I have been playing piano for 2 years now (in december) and my dream is that I will play La Campanella one day. So I have started to learn the piece.
This is a one minute part of it. I'm beginner and I know that this piece is very hard, but I love it so here is my performance:

I learned the half of it already but this part is good alone I think so this is the all I recorded yet.

xx Liszt La Campanella
April 18, 2014, 05:09:57 PM by beatrizboizan

In the elegant and historic setting of the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, I was privileged to perform upon a last minute cancellation.

I'm Beatriz Boizán, Cuban-Canadian Pianist and I wish to greet you all!!!!


xx The "should I tackle La Campanella" question
July 14, 2012, 12:08:12 PM by wbl24

Dear all,

An insane part of my mind wants me to take on Liszt's "La Campanella" etude as part of my repertoire. The sensible part of my mind is hesitant because of all the talk surrounding it as being bloody difficult technically. I need opinions on whether I'm ready. Below is context:

- Got Trinity Guildhall ATCL diploma about four years ago
- Played Grieg Piano Concerto Mvt 1 with school orchestra before Uni
- Piano "hiatus" for the first three years of medschool where my playing intensity has been low
- Pieces tackled in those three years:
x Chopin's Nocturne in C minor Op 48 No 1
x Brahm's Rhapsodies Op 79
x Brahm's Intermezzo Op118 no 2
- Piano currently undergoing a revival, tackling:
x Chopin's "Revolutionary" Etude in C minor
x Debussy Preludes - No 10 and No 4

What are your opinions about starting this piece? Please be honest.

Best regards,

xx Liszt's Transcendental Etude No 10 in F Minor vs La Campanella
July 12, 2012, 07:11:02 PM by pytheamateur

I play neither piece at the moment.  Out of the two above etudes, one has been suggested as my next piece to learn, but in fact I prefer the other one.  Is there a general consensus as to which one is more challenging technically?  I am hoping people will say the one I prefer is less difficult.

By the way, I am told there is actually a Russian nickname for Transcendental Etude No.10, which translates roughly to "the love of crabs".

xx Is Appassionata more technically demanding than La Campanella?
July 08, 2012, 04:45:10 AM by rachmaninoff_forever

I know Appasionata is more musically demanding, but is it more technically demanding?  And if so, then why?  You don't have to worry about exhausting yourself in Appasionata like you do in La Campanella do you?

xx LISZT - La Campanella - ENZO (work in progress)
July 01, 2012, 06:17:06 PM by emill

EDIT :  Below is the video taken July 4, 2012 - Our apologies as we had to "CUT" teacher instructions at 4:27-28 for which Enzo continued to listen by turning his head to the right... sort of "oh, did that suck?!" hehhee. Grin Grin Grin

ORIGINAL POST: July 1, 2012
We hope you won't mind us posting this overplayed and overworked piece by Franz Liszt. It seems like every kid and teen in YouTube is attempting to play this and Fantasie Impromptu by Chopin.

A sudden decision in late May by his teacher to include this piece in his recital in mid-August made Enzo scramble to come up with something.  He still has about 6 weeks to polish the piece. Your INPUTS is most appreciated.  THANKS!!

Our apologies for some missed and wrong notes and the end part which is still a bit messy.

xx La Campanella
April 08, 2012, 01:00:40 PM by ariel12345

Hi All!

Here is my new recording of the "La Campanella". Hope you enjoy it and will be glad to here your thoughts!


xx What is wrong with Kissin's La Campanella?
July 03, 2011, 03:48:45 AM by jzp93

I'm not a professional but I thought it's beautiful and very expressive.
So I dont get it why people criticize him so much and say he doesn't play with emotion.
I can hear the emotion in his music. Maybe I'm deaf? I saw others play it including Yundi Li
but I like Kissin's the most. The mistakes...it was an encore and he's probably tired? With his sweat all over the piano the keys are slippery? Anyway, dont concert pianist make mistakes?
I just dont understand why he's criticised so much when all his concerts are sold out.

xx Edition of La Campanella
June 22, 2011, 03:58:58 AM by jzp93

I'm trying to get the best copy for my son. I dont know which version or edition is best. His music school doesn't have a lot of resources so I surf the web and forums to educate myself and order stuff for him. His teacher is using the Busoni version over Gallico. She was using the 1838 but I told her we like the one that Kissin plays so now she's using the 1851 by Busoni. She hasn't seen the EMB version I have yet and it says it's a "New edition". Which edition of La Campanella is best, the Busoni, Gallico or Edito Musica Budapest. Which one is closest to the one Evgeny Kissin plays in you tube? Thanks.

xx What should I practice before starting La Campanella?
June 18, 2011, 04:50:17 AM by maestredemagia

I've been playing the piano for 2 and a half years. Recently I've finished Chopin's Ballade No.1 and I'm working on to finish the fourth. I am looking forward to playing Liszt's La Campanella within the next two years. What pieces/études should I practice before moving on that monster?

question Tempo for La Campanella - Liszt
April 14, 2011, 12:45:39 AM by noambenhamou

I've been working hard on La Campanella which notes at the begining "Allegretto".
According to Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tempo ) Allegretto falls directly between 110bpm and 112bpm.

I can play the entire peice with my iphone metrenome at 110bpm with my eyes closed and without missing a beat. That is about the tempo I've been practicing at.

I personally do not agree with this tempo. I'm much more used to a tempo of 140 to 150 which is my target and also the tempo of most recordings I have heard (over 20) of La Campanella. 110bpm seems terribly slow and lacking energy.

Are all the pianists I see on youtube wrong? Should they be playing at 110bpm? I think if someone played at 110bpm at a concert or at a competition, they would surely get kicked out!
You see the dillema? What are your thoughts?

Thank you

xx Fingering for la campanella
March 19, 2011, 11:09:43 PM by grouchomarx


I'm attempting to learn this piece and I think it's coming alone ok, but at the third page there's this section:

Is that a good finger suggestion? why use only fingers 1 and 2 in the right hand, and why 1 2 with the left hand at the beginning? I usually try following finger suggestions in sheet music but sometimes they seem strange.

edit, Image din't work, here's a link to the image http://img8.imageshack.us/i/newbitmapimageqx.png/

xx Octave Passage in La Campanella
March 07, 2011, 09:46:28 PM by ch101

Hi everyone. I am currently working on Liszt's La Campanella, which also happens to be my first Liszt piece. I got through fine until the octave passage in the last two pages and does anybody know how I can relax a little and maybe bring the speed up a bit? I know I am  pushing myself with this and maybe I shouldn't have, but I am really ambitious about this. This is my dream piece since 8 and I really would like to finish it off.

xx Liszt: La Campanella
January 28, 2011, 05:57:06 PM by prongated

Live recording from the same January recital. I promise, this is the very last of my audition room spamm...posting! At least for now...

xx La Campanella by Liszt
June 08, 2010, 03:08:38 AM by dreamersmelody


Today I saw a video of Li Yundi La playing La Campanella by Liszt on Youtube. From what I could see, and what others said, apparently this piece is SUPER, SUPER hard, and I was wondering if any of you guys have played this piece before. If so, is it as hard as people say? And when do you think I'll be able to play it? (I understand if you say in a 100 years) I'm currently 13 years old, been learning piano for 5 years, and am attempting to play Liszt's Paganini etude No. 5 in E major.


xx Best prerformance on La Campanella?
December 12, 2009, 12:00:35 AM by njalli


question La Campanella
June 29, 2009, 06:22:17 PM by xxcookziexx

I've almost got this piece perfect, all I need to do now is speed it up, however I'm only 13 and I have small hands. Has anybody got any ideas or techniques I could use Grin in speeding up the jumps? Grin

xx La Campanella
January 04, 2009, 10:39:43 AM by hello99

I have been playing this for 5-6 months. Constructive criticism appreciated. (finally been able to take a video, sorry it's just an ordinary camera).

I have been playing the piano for two years (of which I don't have a teacher for most of the time). I taught myself this piece (along with most others). I hope I didn't offend anybody. I know there is this stigma with la campanella but i just love it.


xx In depth La Campanella fingering help
November 07, 2008, 02:55:21 AM by milranduil

I just recently registered so hello all  Smiley

I have recently decided to tackle La Campanella as it is a fantastic sounding piece. I checked out this site's music for it and I noticed it doesn't have fingerings in the places I need them most! So without further ado, here are some places I'm curious as to how people play parts:

Measure 23ish-27ish - The 32nds and following 16th - 32121 or 43231?

Measure 35/37 beats 4-6 - The alternating decending intervals from E to dble#F.

Measure 51-60 - Continuous triplets: I know it's 215...any tips for the wrist or fingers at faster tempos?

Measure 79-80 - Decending chromatic run: It doens't just go down but alternates on each note. Specific fingering/tips?

Measure 81-81 - Says alternating just 32 with one hand as you go up? Is this ideal or is it mostly personal preference? Other ways?

Measure 100 - Decending run: Alternate between hands or all on the right hand?

The 4 measures preceeding the end 3 measures: for the Left hand, the D# in the middle of the chord, what finger works best as 1 and 5 hop the octaves?

All right I think that's it for now. I'll post if I have more questions. Thanks for any and all help! Cheesy

xx Liszt: La Campanella
November 04, 2008, 12:34:57 AM by grisell


(Please note that the dynamics on my digital piano is very limited)

recycled me playing la campanella
October 01, 2008, 10:07:34 AM by fredericfrancoischopin

i did alot of outlining and i hope you will like it

please rate and comment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mS5u7vsI6fM


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