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Offline guitarwolf

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Whats the name of this piece?
on: June 10, 2003, 01:56:26 PM
The one I am referring to is from looney tunes and its all piano. I think its was played in roger rabbit also between daffy and donald. I know that bugs played it in looney tunes for sure though. I have been trying to find the name of this piece and who wrote it for some time. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Whats the name of this piece?
Reply #1 on: June 10, 2003, 03:46:09 PM
That famous piece is Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody n2.

Of course, in Roger Rabbit, it's an arranged version, but the original is for piano solo (Liszt made an orchestral version later). Quite a difficult piece, by the way...

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Re: Whats the name of this piece?
Reply #2 on: June 11, 2003, 04:09:54 AM
Thnx, finally my search ends and I can begin to practice :)

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Re: Whats the name of this piece?
Reply #3 on: June 11, 2003, 02:38:49 PM
so that's why i find it really loony-toony!!! :) ;D
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Re: Whats the name of this piece?
Reply #4 on: June 11, 2003, 02:56:29 PM
Start practicing? I hope you know where you're going with that piece... Well, if you like trills with melody notes in the same hand, virtuosic cadenzas, super fast chords, quick left hand jumps and so forth, enjoy !

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Re: Whats the name of this piece?
Reply #5 on: June 12, 2003, 01:00:28 AM
I can't understand you, guitarwolf.

In other ones of your posts you ask for easy piano pieces because you have just started playing piano.
or you ask for advice about how to use thumbs...

and now you're telling us you're going to practice Hungarian Rhapsody N 2!!!!!!!!!!! ::) ::)

I hope you are just joking... ;).  I know a lot of teachers who can't play that piece.

But... happy learning... he he he he he he he he!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
2 + 2 = 5

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Re: Whats the name of this piece?
Reply #6 on: June 21, 2003, 04:04:09 AM
I was just thinking about that piece when I came across this post. I have been under a strong impression for a while that it was very familiar from somewhere in the past... Anyway I will agree entirely, it is an unimaginably difficult piece, as are most of Liszt's pieces, not limited to his Hungarian Rhapsodies, Transcendental Etudes, Paganini Etudes, Sonata, Concerti... the first concerto also has an incredibly difficult trill, how do you all play the really long one before the Scherzando in the second movement? My edition doesnt give a fingering there, I'm trying to decide whether to do 4-5 on RH, or something like 3-4, or perhaps (heretically) play the arrpegiations mostly in LH, with about 3 turns of the wrist at high tempo, which doesn't really work. I think 4-5 RH is what I'm supposed to do, but its awfully slow and painful, even with Hanon. Oh well. Perhaps guitarwolf you haven't looked at the score? Most large libraries have his hungarian rhapsoides, thats where mine is temporarily from. I like sight-reading through things I can't play, its fun! Similar cool pieces to sight read (as of recently) are Liszt's Dante sonata, most of Ravel especially Gaspard de la Nuit, the last three Beethoven sonatas, and Islamey, which isn't really sight-readable as it is in some very flat key I forget which. But of course I've strayed off topic as usual.
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Re: Whats the name of this piece?
Reply #7 on: July 12, 2003, 02:05:13 AM
Heh, good luck if you're going for the rhapsody..

I love that piece... the opening movement (I forget the name) has a beautiful melody... and of course the second bit, I think it's called the Friska, is just krazzzzyyyyy... hahaa.. GREAT crowd pleaser. I'm studying this piece now, and it's a hell of a piece... love it.

Best of luck!

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Re: Whats the name of this piece?
Reply #8 on: July 16, 2003, 01:25:13 AM
umm, just making sure, is Hungarian Rhapsody no.2 the one that starts with two single notes really quick, then 2 chords really quick, and then yeah then goes off like that?

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Re: Whats the name of this piece?
Reply #9 on: July 16, 2003, 01:30:54 AM
Yes, it is.

You can check out the score if you want at www.sheetmusicarchive.net
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Re: Whats the name of this piece?
Reply #10 on: April 06, 2004, 05:11:25 PM
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. . . I hope you are just joking... ;). I know a lot of teachers who can't play that piece . . .



Hi Aurelio,
Wow your statement is quite a modest one.
I bet there are a lot of concert or recording pianists who can't play that piece . . . heehee! ;D
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