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Topic: Liszt etudes  (Read 2821 times)

Offline zoolander

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Liszt etudes
on: December 24, 2003, 01:15:43 AM
I was wondering. How difficult do you consider the liszt concert etudes (il lamento, la leggirezza, un sospiro, walderauchen and gnomenreigen), and which are more difficult than other?
I want to start working on one of them, but I don't know if any of them are "easy" (or should I say "less difficult") enough.

I'm now playing some chopin etudes (op. 10 no. 1, 12, and op. 25 no. 2,4 and 12). It'd be fun to try some liszt too.

Offline Goldberg

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Re: Liszt etudes
Reply #1 on: December 24, 2003, 05:06:44 AM
Zoolander, in my somewhat limited experience (ie, sight reading through a bit of the concert etudes) I think that these are the easiest of the Liszt etudes, and specifically I think that Un Suspiro, Gnomenreigen, and Walderauchen are the "easiest" ones of the set. You might even go in that order (starting with Un Suspiro). I would consider the Paganini Etudes to be a step up (I'm currently trying to do that set) and of course the Transcendentals are the highest in terms of difficulty.

Offline IgnazPaderewski

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Re: Liszt etudes
Reply #2 on: December 27, 2003, 09:37:08 PM
The end of Waldesrauchen is very nasty with the jumps in the left hand. Leggierezza is easy, so is Sospiro, I don't know Il lamento. Gnomenreigen is easy to play as most do (with the notes played almost as a chord) but hard if you do what is written....
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