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Topic: Liszt Grand Galop Chromatique  (Read 3026 times)

Offline frederic

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Liszt Grand Galop Chromatique
on: March 11, 2003, 08:22:06 AM
The other day i saw a video of Cziffra playing it. And... you guessed it ...  :o how on earth does he do that?
His playing is jaw-dropping and almost supernatural!
Has any of you play this work?
Any close to the speed Cziffra can do?
"The concert is me" - Franz Liszt

Offline pskim

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Re: Liszt Grand Galop Chromatique
Reply #1 on: March 11, 2003, 10:18:01 AM
I played it and it's a great piece for an encore.  But no, I can't play at the speed that Cziffra plays. But still fun to play.

Offline willcowskitz

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Re: Liszt Grand Galop Chromatique
Reply #2 on: March 11, 2003, 09:15:48 PM
Cziffra is kind of supernatural at the piano, THOUGH I must admit that he plays some pieces too fast. Like Liszt's Totentanz. The whole piece seems to lose a lot of its meaning when played too fast.

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Re: Liszt Grand Galop Chromatique
Reply #3 on: April 25, 2003, 10:53:54 PM
Liszt did himself write a simplified version of the Grand Galop which lens itself to be played at the speed of lightning.
William

Offline SteveK

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Re: Liszt Grand Galop Chromatique
Reply #4 on: April 26, 2003, 06:23:41 PM
I also have the video of Cziffra playing this piece!
HE PLAYED SO FAST!!!!! :o  My teacher also says that she couldn't see what his hands were doing because his hands were going in a fast speed!!
"And you probably thought I'd play badly?" - Sergei Rachmaninoff.

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Re: Liszt Grand Galop Chromatique
Reply #5 on: April 27, 2003, 12:34:09 PM
Yes steve.... NO ONE can see what he's doing.....  :-/
"The concert is me" - Franz Liszt

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Re: Liszt Grand Galop Chromatique
Reply #6 on: August 04, 2003, 09:42:53 AM
Yes I have seen Cziffra play this, did you see it on the DVD "Art of Piano"? Tamas Vasary speaks about him on it, and when he once went to a jazz club in Hungary he heard that Cziffra was one of the pianist. He asked the club owner who the other pianist was because he couldn't see the piano, but the owner said "there is no other pianist - it is just Cziffra!" Furthermore Vasary said (much like above) "He played so fast I could not know what is he doing",
Ed
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