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Topic: Unpopular Opinion  (Read 1132 times)

Offline imnotapianist

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Unpopular Opinion
on: December 04, 2022, 03:05:39 AM
From my experience, playing Bach is harder than playing Liszt. The transcendental etudes are hard but thinking in 4-5 independent voices in his WTC is just impossible. I feel like practicing technique is easy but trying to figure out Bach is crazy.

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Re: Unpopular Opinion
Reply #1 on: December 04, 2022, 03:36:18 AM
From my experience, playing Bach is harder than playing Liszt. The transcendental etudes are hard but thinking in 4-5 independent voices in his WTC is just impossible. I feel like practicing technique is easy but trying to figure out Bach is crazy.
I feel that's a popular opinion. In my opinion Liszt etudes are harder, most people don't do them justice because they believe that mastering the technique is enough and feel that they're "showpieces" which don't merit the same attention to detail as a Bach fugue.

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Re: Unpopular Opinion
Reply #2 on: March 28, 2023, 01:40:36 AM
I feel that's a popular opinion. In my opinion Liszt etudes are harder, most people don't do them justice because they believe that mastering the technique is enough and feel that they're "showpieces" which don't merit the same attention to detail as a Bach fugue.

You're right. The transcendentals are not merely etudes for technique; they're etudes for the ability to tell stories through music.
 

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