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Topic: Liszt - Scherzo & Marsch  (Read 4738 times)

Offline bitus

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Liszt - Scherzo & Marsch
on: June 08, 2004, 06:43:27 AM
Has any of you played this piece? What do you think about it?
I just heard it today and fell in love with it...
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Re: Liszt - Scherzo & Marsch
Reply #1 on: June 08, 2004, 08:03:58 AM
Cna you tell me more about this piece?  When  was it composed?  I am probably the biggest Liszt fan on the forum, and I dont know what you mean when you say Scherzo and Marsch. (..March?)  Also, do you know of a recording on the internet I cold have a listen to?
thanks,
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Re: Liszt - Scherzo & Marsch
Reply #2 on: June 08, 2004, 04:54:17 PM
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Has any of you played this piece? What do you think about it?
I just heard it today and fell in love with it...
Bitus.


 Played it a couple of years ago on a doctoral recital at the 'Yard.  I actually did the Horowitz version of it (with some, um, modifications of my own).  It's a marvelous piece of trash...but EXTREMELY difficult.  Unlike most Liszt pieces, it's actually harder to play than it sounds.

koji
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Re: Liszt - Scherzo & Marsch
Reply #3 on: June 08, 2004, 07:20:18 PM
Thracozaag, indeed... that was my thought... extremly hard. Do you think 4-5 months would be enough time for one to be able to fully understand and feel the piece? What is it that you think is the most difficult aspect about this piece?
DonJuan, there is a recording by Horowitz, on the 8th cd from his collection, i believe. Anyway, you can search it on the internet. Here's the score: www.sheetmusicarchive.net or more precise

https://www.sheetmusicarchive.net/dlpage_new.cfm?composition_id=2078

Bitus.
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Re: Liszt - Scherzo & Marsch
Reply #4 on: June 09, 2004, 12:43:46 AM
Thanks Bitus, I never knew about this piece!  It looks like quite the technical bit of hell, doesnt it?

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Re: Liszt - Scherzo & Marsch
Reply #5 on: June 09, 2004, 06:23:50 PM
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Thracozaag, indeed... that was my thought... extremly hard. Do you think 4-5 months would be enough time for one to be able to fully understand and feel the piece? What is it that you think is the most difficult aspect about this piece?
DonJuan, there is a recording by Horowitz, on the 8th cd from his collection, i believe. Anyway, you can search it on the internet. Here's the score: www.sheetmusicarchive.net or more precise

https://www.sheetmusicarchive.net/dlpage_new.cfm?composition_id=2078

Bitus.


 If I recall correctly, it took me a couple months to get it (although I was using some of that time to actually figure out what Horowitz was doing), so if a schmuck like me can do it, I'm sure you can.
 Technically, it runs the gamut...finger-work (including some very awkward extended reaches at high speed and volume), doublenotes, octaves, chords..it's got it all.  Have fun!!

koji
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