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Mephisto Waltz VS El Contrabandista (Read 559 times)

Offline gregoireabadie1

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Mephisto Waltz VS El Contrabandista
« on: July 04, 2020, 03:13:51 PM »
Hello everyone,

I was wondering which of these pieces is the most difficult : Mephisto Waltz or El Contrabandista ? Thank you !  :)

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Re: Mephisto Waltz VS El Contrabandista
«Reply #1 on: August 07, 2020, 01:35:42 AM »
I think the question should be: Which of these pieces is most difficult for you. They both present lots of potential technical/musical problems. It depends on what your strengths and weaknesses are, which most likely only you or your teacher knows.

Not very helpful I know but the question wasn't exactly Winter Wind vs Tristesse.

With that said El Contrabandista does rank more difficult on this list:

https://www.reddit.com/r/piano/comments/i1t09y/guide_to_liszt_pieces_by_difficulty/

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Re: Mephisto Waltz VS El Contrabandista
«Reply #2 on: September 06, 2020, 04:03:04 AM »
Hello everyone,

I was wondering which of these pieces is the most difficult : Mephisto Waltz or El Contrabandista ? Thank you !  :)

As I previously commented, you ought to consider creating your own showy arrangement of something like "Despacito" instead of studying El Contrabandista. The point of it was to titillate Spanish audiences with songs they knew so you're guaranteed to have some popular appeal the same way if you did that.