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Offline maul

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Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2
on: March 01, 2005, 04:05:31 AM
How many of you can play this piece? What are your thoughts on it? For me, it's very fun to play and I enjoy the technical aspects of it. I love Lizst.

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Re: Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Reply #1 on: March 01, 2005, 04:45:48 AM
I can play it well and enjoy playing it nearly every day. I grew up listening to my father, who was a fabulous pianist, play this piece, and so it has great sentimental value for me. It was the first really challenging piece I learned, and I never get tired of it. Liszt rocks!  8)

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Re: Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Reply #2 on: March 01, 2005, 05:32:44 AM
Played it as a freshman in high school, still play it as a freshman in college! LISZT ROCKS MY WORLD.  Great piece! Greatest pianist ever to live and he is hot, im jealous of his ability and looks.  I was actually having a discussion with a friend of mine and after reading through a HUGE ASS picture and letter book of Liszt,  came to the conclusion that he is the only man i wuld be gay for! (do you know how many real pictures of Liszt there are? TONS!

Cheers!
    Ricky

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Re: Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Reply #3 on: March 01, 2005, 05:47:33 AM
Yes, this work is a masterpiece from start to finish. It was kind of irritating, however, when I first learned it in 8th grade, and my fellow classmates were always requesting that I play the "Roger Rabit Song". Eventually I refused to play it any more.
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Re: Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Reply #4 on: March 01, 2005, 08:49:30 AM
Yes, this work is a masterpiece from start to finish. It was kind of irritating, however, when I first learned it in 8th grade, and my fellow classmates were always requesting that I play the "Roger Rabit Song". Eventually I refused to play it any more.

AHH!!! You, Me, and Liszt himself, my friend!!!!!! (He ABSOLUTELY REFUSED to play this piece)

Cheers,
Ricky

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Re: Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Reply #5 on: March 01, 2005, 08:50:38 AM
How many of you can play this piece? What are your thoughts on it? For me, it's very fun to play and I enjoy the technical aspects of it. I love Lizst.

It's extremely fun ..... and demanding.  HR's 2 and 6 are the ticket.

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Re: Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Reply #6 on: March 02, 2005, 12:23:24 AM
Cool stuff, thanks for responding. Is there a thread where people post videos of themselves playing? I'd like to post some and I'm interested in seeing some of you people play.

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Re: Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Reply #7 on: March 02, 2005, 12:35:05 AM
DO YOU KNOW CORTOTīS RECORDING???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o :o :o :o :o :o
Music should not be "Ur-text" , it should be "Ur-spirit"            
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Re: Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Reply #8 on: March 02, 2005, 12:51:01 AM
No?

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Re: Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Reply #9 on: March 02, 2005, 12:52:44 AM
anyway...I'm looking at miscellaneous and I found a bunch. yay

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Re: Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Reply #10 on: March 02, 2005, 01:28:31 AM
My mistake.....the faces should have been like this  :) :), I think cortotīs recording is the most beautiful thing in the world.
Music should not be "Ur-text" , it should be "Ur-spirit"            
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Re: Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Reply #11 on: March 02, 2005, 02:28:12 AM
Well that's nice to know. Can I have a link? lol

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Music should not be "Ur-text" , it should be "Ur-spirit"            
                                         -Dinu Lipatti

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Re: Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Reply #13 on: March 03, 2005, 04:21:55 AM
Thanks man. I'm going to order it.

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Re: Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Reply #14 on: March 03, 2005, 04:37:40 AM
I just barely got this piece "assigned" by my teacher this afternoon. She played a portion of it for me, and I am absolutely IN LOVE with it! I absolutely love Liszt! The piece hit me the exact way that La Campanella didn't. It's wonderful. (While we've got a hot thread going on, here, anyone have advice for me on this piece?)
A bird can soar because he takes himself lightly.

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Re: Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Reply #15 on: March 04, 2005, 02:39:36 AM
As soon as you get it write and tell what do you think of the recording, (You wonīt be disappointed) .

And good news: That CD has all the Lisztīs recordings made by Cortot. :D
Music should not be "Ur-text" , it should be "Ur-spirit"            
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Re: Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Reply #16 on: March 04, 2005, 03:03:26 AM
I love this piece.  Does anyone else find it pretty exhausting to play?  Moreso than the number six, even?

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Re: Lizst's Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Reply #17 on: March 04, 2005, 04:47:15 AM
pianobabe56: what was hardest for me when I was learning this piece was learning how to practice certain parts, like the second half of the Friska with the triple C#s, slowly at first, then building up speed. Unless you are already very good, you can't play it or practice it at speed at first. Be very diligent with the left hand when learning this one. I guess that's true for any piece, but for me the left hand on this one was more difficult than most to get exactly right.

Radix: my hands don't really get tired playing any piece once or twice. Unless you mean mentally exhausting. But even when I am tired once I get into this one I get re-energized. Sorry to all those who have this one high on their list of over-played pieces, but I never get tired of it.



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