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Offline lisztener

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Re: The most Beautiful piece
Reply #50 on: August 19, 2005, 08:47:48 PM
What is this? A massive black out??    :o

You've all entirely forgotten one of the reeally best pieces ever written:

La campanella by Paganini transcribed by Liszt.   Do I have to say anything else? :)

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Re: The most Beautiful piece
Reply #51 on: August 19, 2005, 09:09:20 PM
What is this? A massive black out??    :o

You've all entirely forgotten one of the reeally best pieces ever written:

La campanella by Paganini transcribed by Liszt.   Do I have to say anything else? :)

You have to be crazy! :o If you belive that la campanella is the greatest piece ever written for the piano you have to have really low standars in music. Your taste in music have to insanely shallow. Please listen to some really great music , and that is most certainly NOT la campanella.

Liszt wrote many pieces FAR superior to La Campanella (such as the sonata). it is sad that even people who loves Liszt thinks that those annoying pieces are among Liszt`s best. It hurt the Mephisto`s feelings ???

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Re: The most Beautiful piece
Reply #52 on: August 19, 2005, 10:18:29 PM
What is this? A massive black out??    :o

You've all entirely forgotten one of the reeally best pieces ever written:

La campanella by Paganini transcribed by Liszt.   Do I have to say anything else? :)
as self-acclaimed "Biggest Liszt fan of the forum," I have say I agree with mephisto on this one.  Believe me, their isnt much 'beauty' in la campanella when you compare Les Preludes or even his 2 ballades.  Me thinks Lisztener needs to "Liszten" to some more Liszt.
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Re: The most Beautiful piece
Reply #53 on: August 19, 2005, 11:01:11 PM
as self-acclaimed "Biggest Liszt fan of the forum," I have say I agree with mephisto on this one.  Believe me, their isnt much 'beauty' in la campanella when you compare Les Preludes or even his 2 ballades.  Me thinks Lisztener needs to "Liszten" to some more Liszt.
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Offline sharon_f

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Re: The most Beautiful piece
Reply #54 on: August 20, 2005, 12:35:22 AM
Bach Prelude from the 1st Unaccompanied Cello Suite
Mozart "Ave Verum Corpus" and the slow movement from the Clarinet Concerto
Haydn the Kyrie from the Theresein Mass
Beethoven 2nd movement of the "Emperor" Concerto
Brahms. Op. 118, No. 2
Chopin Nocturne in D flat Op. 27, #2
Schubert G-flat major Impromptu
Mahler Adagietto from the 5th Symphony
Barber Adgio for Strings and the Violin Concerto
Strauss Four Last Songs
Faure "In Paradisum" from the Requiem
Catalani "Ebbene? ... N'andrò lontana" from La Wally
Lauridsen "Lux Aeterna"

and about a million others I can't think of right now.
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Offline Kaylia_D.

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Re: The most Beautiful piece
Reply #55 on: August 20, 2005, 01:30:53 AM
You know what puts a tear to me eye

To a wild a rose - Edward MacDowell.

Ooooo...sooo nice sooo tender :'(

Offline lisztener

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Re: The most Beautiful piece
Reply #56 on: August 21, 2005, 08:09:11 PM
La campanella is not the very best piece made by Liszt! 
But since everyone has already named so many other pieces I felt like you had all forgotten it. Because it really is a beautyful piece!

If they wern't  already said, I also would have said:

Ravel's pianoconcerts in D and G
Debussy's Poissons d'or
Liszt's Hungarian rhapsody # 2
Bach's toccata and fugue (in G ?) (not mentioned I think)
Chopin nocturne op. 9 nr. 1
Rubinstein's melody in F  (don't know if it was mentioned)

And besides I'm probably not the biggest Liszt-fan at this forum..  Partly I chose the name cause it was catchy  :-*   
I like Liszt a lot but I'm more in to Debussy and Ravel..

And what was that about my opinion of music was shallow??   
 Are you an elitistic Snobb?

Offline stevie

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Re: The most Beautiful piece
Reply #57 on: August 21, 2005, 10:10:00 PM
i actually think la campanella is a masterpiece, by no means profound, but it is really AWESOMELY put together.

when liszt wrote this transcription, the sounds the paino makes in this work were completely original and unique, its just stunning piano writing, with a really really cool catchy theme and a great end.

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Re: The most Beautiful piece
Reply #58 on: August 22, 2005, 12:27:59 AM
IMO, some Scriabin preludes have to be up there as some of the most beautiful pieces ever written, like

op.11 no 1 (when played slowly and with rubato, not when played straight vivace)
op.16 no 3
op.17 no 3
op.37 no 3

and the Sonate-Fantasie in g# minor op. posth.

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Re: The most Beautiful piece
Reply #59 on: August 22, 2005, 03:50:19 AM
Most beautiful for me is the 2nd movement of Scriabin's piano concerto

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Re: The most Beautiful piece
Reply #60 on: August 22, 2005, 07:55:42 AM
Seems everyone has forgotten Tchaikowsky's first PC. the emperor also has a lovely theme...
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Offline sama

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Re: The most Beautiful piece
Reply #61 on: August 22, 2005, 09:36:29 AM
What about Scriabin's"vers la flamme",chopin prélude no 16 Bbm and Liszt transcendental study no 12?

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Re: The most Beautiful piece
Reply #62 on: August 22, 2005, 05:07:17 PM
Chopin Scherzo 2 and sonata 2 mvt 1. also fantasie in F minor, waltzes, etc
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Offline phi

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Re: The most Beautiful piece
Reply #63 on: August 29, 2005, 01:58:40 PM
Chopin's Ballade no.1! You can feel his pain. He's really crying out in places (I don't mean PCF).

Apart from that, the soft slow section of his 1st scherzo is gut-wrenchingly sad.... I could slit my wrists to it.

But I am sure that is not Chopin's intention!  ;D

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Re: The most Beautiful piece
Reply #64 on: August 29, 2005, 07:15:00 PM
It's amazing to me that as many times as Liszt's name came up "Consolation #3" wasn't mentioned.  Whoever said "La Campenella" probably has "Fantasy Impromptu" and "Feux Follets" on his list, virtuosic no doubt, but the most beautiful pieces in the world, no.

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