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Topic: What is Harder overall... Fantasie Impromptu OR Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6  (Read 3053 times)

Offline nerdomo1

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I have been deciding (for a while) which one I should go for first. I have been a pianist for around 10 years, and I would like to tackle one of these, but I would just like to know what the people think:

which is harder?
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Offline lelle

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Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 because of those octaves.

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Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 because of those octaves.

I concur as well... Fantasie impromptu sounds hard and ferocious, but it's not entirely that hard.
The 6th HR however has to be characteristically compelling with its whimsically different motifs...

...oh yeah - and those bloody octaves for sure.

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I have been deciding (for a while) which one I should go for first. I have been a pianist for around 10 years, and I would like to tackle one of these, but I would just like to know what the people think:

which is harder?
I'm a little surprised that this even came up lol, but there are no bad questions! :)
Having played the F-I, I can say it's a LOT easier than it looks. The octaves and leaps in HR 6, however, are absolutely absurd (on the level of La Campanella, honestly). The F-I is simply much easier.
Hope this helped!
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Offline lelle

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Indeed, Fantaisie-Impromptu is fairly straightforward and comfortable as long as you have a solid technical foundation.

Offline roboute guilliman cfa

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There are probably 5x the number of people that can play Fantasie impromptu compared to the rhapsody.
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