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Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 Liszt/Horowitz/Bennett (Read 17062 times)

Offline altanhaider

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Re: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 Liszt/Horowitz/Bennett
«Reply #50 on: May 05, 2006, 03:12:01 AM »
I think he changed his recording; the first one he had posted was live with clapping at the end, and he was playing on a crappy-sounding "circus digital" piano, as Willcowskitz mentioned.  I have a feeling that after having this big episode here at the forum, he went and made another recording on a better piano with the innapropriate eccentricities toned down a bit.

That's not cool at all. I demand the original. I do despise the piece musically, but if its purpose was controversy then high five, for that is a talent in itself. I'd appreciate it if someone would upload it somewhere (try the hosts I used below, they're free upto 50mb) or if the artist himself would host it again, just for context for this page, if nothing else. (That is if the one on download.com is indeed different from the one originally uploaded.)

Secondly I've been long searching info about an mp3 I heard a long time ago on www.mp3.com The ID3Tag artist space said "Jonathan Deon" but I looked him up, he can't be it. The mp3 was Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 played exactly, like a midi, maybe just a bit fast. However, the interesting part is there is 4 minutes completely new, incredibly fast and difficult, composition right before the end. I've uploaded it at the links below (either one). The IDTag doesn't say Jonathan Deon anymore for this mp3 has survived two computer meltdowns and a dead harddrive data recovery. I'm curious to see if anyone has heard this piece and has any info on it. I doubt it's even possible to notate the new parts by ear.

The Unknown Hungarian Rhapsody (2nd) Variation
Mirror 1 - http://www.filelodge.com/files/room25/670916/Liszt__Hungarian_Rhaps.mp3
Mirror 2 - http://media.putfile.com/Hungarian-Rhapsody-Modern-Variation
...no registration required for either.

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Re: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 Liszt/Horowitz/Bennett
«Reply #51 on: May 05, 2006, 03:55:01 AM »
That's not cool at all. I demand the original.
It's the internet; demanding dont work round these parts..

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Secondly I've been long searching info about an mp3 I heard a long time ago on www.mp3.com The ID3Tag artist space said "Jonathan Deon" but I looked him up, he can't be it. The mp3 was Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 played exactly, like a midi, maybe just a bit fast. However, the interesting part is there is 4 minutes completely new, incredibly fast and difficult, composition right before the end. I've uploaded it at the links below (either one). The IDTag doesn't say Jonathan Deon anymore for this mp3 has survived two computer meltdowns and a dead harddrive data recovery. I'm curious to see if anyone has heard this piece and has any info on it. I doubt it's even possible to notate the new parts by ear.

The Unknown Hungarian Rhapsody (2nd) Variation
Mirror 1 - http://www.filelodge.com/files/room25/670916/Liszt__Hungarian_Rhaps.mp3
Mirror 2 - http://media.putfile.com/Hungarian-Rhapsody-Modern-Variation
...no registration required for either.

"Jonathan Deon" could very well be the sequencer of the midi, as is suggested by his name on this website:

http://www.classicalmidiconnection.com/cmc/liszt.html

I don't know who wrote that cadenza, never heard it before... it was interesting though, I'll say that.  However, it didn't really fit the music very well... I think it made it a bit too epic for its own good.


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Re: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 Liszt/Horowitz/Bennett
«Reply #52 on: May 07, 2006, 09:48:30 AM »
I've been to that link you posted and that midi does not have this cadenza. Deon's midi on that page is just the original rhapsody untouched. I won't argue if this is better than the original or if it adds much to it, but I love this piece on its own, as a separate song. I emailed Deon as well just inquiring about the piece but he never replied. I doubt it's him. If the midi of this piece existed on the internet I'd have found it and printed it already :D Thanks for your (prompt) opinion.

It's the internet; demanding dont work round these parts..

"Jonathan Deon" could very well be the sequencer of the midi, as is suggested by his name on this website:

http://www.classicalmidiconnection.com/cmc/liszt.html

I don't know who wrote that cadenza, never heard it before... it was interesting though, I'll say that.  However, it didn't really fit the music very well... I think it made it a bit too epic for its own good.