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Liszt: Feux Follets No. 5 in B-flat Major

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Franz Liszt - Transcendental Etudes :
Feux Follets, No. 5
Feux Follets  No. 5  in B-flat Major by Liszt piano sheet music
Key: B-flat Major Year: 1851
Level: 8+ Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (1770 kB)

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xx Feux Follets recommended fingering
January 30, 2009, 08:31:38 PM by airasia

The sheet music I have doesn't have any recommended fingering really, and during one part of the double note section, I'm kind of in disbelief as to what I think the typical fingering is. You have to know the piece well to know what I'm talking about, but the part when the melody crescendos slightly in the double-note section. It goes "A repeated, Bflat repeated, A repeated, Aflat repeated, G repeated." From what I see in some unclear, super-fast youtube videos is 4th and 5th finger alternating on each repeated note, but this seems impossible, especially on a heavy, slow action piano which I have. I just want to know if I'm seeing this correctly, and whether I am or am not seeing it correctly, are there any other ways to facilitate this one part?

Right now I'm playing around with 44, 44, 55, 44, 55, on this heavy piano, but it seems to be too clumsy.  This little part seems to be the only really big problem.

exclamation feux follet help
November 03, 2007, 10:33:14 PM by azhou5461

I am just starting to learn feux follet and I want to start off on the right foot. Any fingerings, suggestions that will help learn me get it will do thanks.

xx Feux Follets
February 11, 2007, 07:56:18 AM by shoenberg3

Just tinkering aorund at home. Reverb added on Audition. Two broken strings..

xx Liszt Feux Follets
August 17, 2006, 03:42:43 AM by rabbidrabbit

ehhh? wadda ya think? ehhh?

This and some Vine have been my summer project. I recorded it using my MP3  player so be prepared for some freaky harddrive noises.


xx Feux Follets
November 11, 2005, 06:22:15 PM by g_s_223

I have tried many pieces of quite taxing piano music, but one with which I've failed miserably is Liszt's Feux Follets, from the Transcendental Studies. It just never seems to have anything like the light and airy texture that master pianists can give it.

So, any clues to what the knack is to unlock its secrets?

P.S. I agree it might be "too difficult" for me, whatever that may mean...

smiley Feux follets
March 10, 2004, 08:56:28 PM by newsgroupeuan


I've decided to do feux follets for a bit of fun in my free time.

Ok.  I have no idea how to get this piece done.

1.  How do you practice it/coordinate it - for example,  after a zillion demi-semiquavers at the beginning the left hand comes in.  my hand comes in ussually one early or one late.  If it were the same but semi quavers I could do it - but it's not,  so how do I practice this part?

2.  Alternating sixths about the second page,  at sempre legato.  I can do it,  but not at the speed that's required,  and when I do it hurts my wrist because my arm muscle tighten like mad,  and my brain can't coordinate the 31 41 31 51 (rh)  movement.

In summary, the piece is just totally overwhelming when you try to sight read it.  All i'm looking for is some tips from those who have played the piece...  


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