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Topic: Liszt's piano concertos  (Read 1843 times)

Offline frederic

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Liszt's piano concertos
on: April 01, 2003, 10:54:21 AM
How hard is it really?
Is No.1 really difficult?
"The concert is me" - Franz Liszt

Offline pskim

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Re: Liszt's piano concertos
Reply #1 on: April 01, 2003, 11:03:00 AM
yes

Offline trunks

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Re: Liszt's piano concertos
Reply #2 on: April 07, 2004, 12:54:35 AM
Both are difficult. A lot harder than any Beethoven concerto. Harder than the Grieg, the Schumann and any Mozart.

I personally like the second more. It has more depth.
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Offline rachlisztchopin

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Re: Liszt's piano concertos
Reply #3 on: April 07, 2004, 01:13:08 AM
yes i love the 2nd piano concerto....i havent heard every single piano concerto that has been composed but so far the liszt2 is my favorite...i love the ending

Offline IgnazPaderewski

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Re: Liszt's piano concertos
Reply #4 on: April 07, 2004, 10:10:17 AM
I have only played No.1 and it is not hard. The only hard part is to not *** up entries in the scherzando section. No. 2 is gorgeous and not too hard to perform (according to Leslie Howard) in that the orhestra cannot *** up like in the 1st concerto. Leslie plays no.2 rather than no.1 (when he can) because whilst the solo part is not particularly taxing it can get tricky when the orchestra gets involved.
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