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Re: Most Difficult Piano PIece? #915839
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Gryphon,

You really ought to give Villa-Lobos a try. Try to find a copy of his Ciclo Brasileiros or Prole do Bébé Volume I. He throws all sorts of touches and rhythms at you, the full range of emotions and it's fun, fun, FUN!

Drews

PS -- my problem is that I never thoroughly *learn* any piece of music. There's so much great repertoire out there to try out...

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Re: Most Difficult Piano PIece? #915840
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Originally posted by pianoloverus:
But don't you think it's easier than his transcriptions of Hungarian Rhapsodie No.2,
Rakoczy March, Dance Macabre, Wedding March, and Stars and Stripes?
Loud and fast = easy

Soft and fast != easy

Re: Most Difficult Piano PIece? [Re: Orlando Gibbons] #2560227
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Originally Posted by Orlando Gibbons
I'll go with an oldie - comparatively speaking - Feux Follets. Especially in the 2nd version of the transcendental etudes. Rachmaninoff thought this to be the most difficult piece, too.


Agreed. I attempted the piece and managed to get 2 or 3 pages down without much trouble, but to get it up to par and at the required speed AS WELL AS playing with musicality and managing to keep a light touch is a feat indeed.


Noteworthy Completed Pieces:
Chopin's Polonaise Op. 53, Fantaisie Impromptu, Etude Op. 10 Nos. 12&5
Rach's Prelude Op.23 No.5
Liszt's La Campanella
(can't fit them all :/)
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Chopin's Etude Op.10 No.4
Liszt's Mazeppa

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Re: Most Difficult Piano PIece? [Re: LauraJ] #2563378
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Chopin's Ballade #4 is the most technically challenging piece ever written in my humble opinion.

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Re: Most Difficult Piano PIece? [Re: LauraJ] #2594910
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In addition to many that have been mentioned, I'd throw in Chopin's Winterwind Etude and Beethoven's Hammerklavier 4th movement. In the end it's all subjective.

Re: Most Difficult Piano PIece? [Re: LauraJ] #2637408
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Out of these three concertos: Grieg Piano Concerto in A Minor, Franck Symphonic Variations and Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No.1 in G Minor, what is the order of difficulty?

Thanks

Re: Most Difficult Piano PIece? [Re: PianoMuse] #2638888
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Originally Posted by PianoMuse
I'd put in a vote for the Prokofiev 2nd concerto as well...that thing is a BEAST...and not only physcially taxing, but emotionally very draining.
"Beware the fury of a patient man"(unknown)

Re: Most Difficult Piano PIece? [Re: LauraJ] #2654002
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Oh come on! Chopin Op. 25 No. 5. It is physically impossible not to play wrong notes in this etude. (Though, as Mark C has pointed out, for most of us all of Chopin's Op. 10 and 25 are "wrong note" etudes!)


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Re: Most Difficult Piano PIece? [Re: shantinik] #2788744
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Originally Posted by shantinik
Cage's 4:33. (At least for my daughter -- she could NEVER manage it. wink )

laugh laugh laugh grin
Almost made me spit my tea!


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