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Topic: hungarian rhapsody 2 cadenza  (Read 2004 times)

Offline pianiststrongbad

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hungarian rhapsody 2 cadenza
on: June 15, 2004, 10:11:25 AM
Hi all.
I have been working on liszt's second hungarian rhapsody for a few months now and am trying to decide on learning a cadenza and all.  I know Rachmaninoff wrote one, but whenever I hear it, it sounds out of place.  Are there any other famous cadenzas that are written down for this piece?  I am curious as to what other people think.  Just in case if you don't know, the cadenza is right before the final prestissimo, (octave melody ascending, last minute or so).   Thank you for your time and consideration.

Offline donjuan

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Re: hungarian rhapsody 2 cadenza
Reply #1 on: June 16, 2004, 06:14:55 AM
Liszt actually made a cadenza for that place.  But, he made it when he was very old, so the style contradicts the whole piece.  The best would be if you made up your own.  Performers love pieces like this because it is a chance to really shine and show your creativity.  

I know Horowitz has his own arrangement of the entire piece- a great arrangement at that- and I have heard other pianists playing his version, so maybe he wrote it down...
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