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I'm sure y'all are gonna say, yeah right, like that's my main problem about it, right, keep dreaming. ha
And I'm sure you'd be right.

But anyway, wanna guess what I'm talking about....

(Never worked on the piece before, trying to start pecking away at it, AND......)

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I've heard it too many times before. It a bit like the Fantaisie-Impromptu.

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If you feel you can play very fast chromatic scales and very fast repeated notes, then why not go for it.

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I don’t like it enough to learn it.


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So, no guesses yet about what I mean that's the main deterrent....

(If those are guesses, they're not the right one.) grin

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To quote Emperor Joseph ‘Too many notes, my dear Mozart. Too many notes.’


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Like Deborah, I don't like it enough to learn it and I don't have the technique to master it, so the question is moot, for me.

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.....and that's how I've felt about it, except recently it's just been coming to mind a lot, and when that happens about a piece, after a while I figure maybe I'm supposed to play it. smile

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One of the most boring piano pieces to me. I have never been even remotely touched by piano music like it, whose sole purpose is to create an effect with no actual substance.


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To attempt the quiz: you will feel a disgust?


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Too many bells?

(Personally, I prefer Rachmaninov's The Bells)


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It is one of those show pieces that a pianist might use to impress audiences. That’s it.

Is this what you want?

https://youtu.be/M0U73NRSIkw

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I am surprised at some of the negative reactions to this piece. The only problem I have with it was I heard it played too often back in Conservatory days, but it is a real crowd pleaser. Super entertaining and delightful for the listener and some truly ingenius piano writing that fits the hand extremely well. It is certainly quite a difficult piece but not as hard as some other Liszt etudes.

Hmm.....you don't want to play it because it is too popular and familiar? I think you will really enjoy working on it.


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Originally Posted by Keith D Kerman
I am surprised at some of the negative reactions to this piece. The only problem I have with it was I heard it played too often back in Conservatory days, but it is a real crowd pleaser. Super entertaining and delightful for the listener and some truly ingenius piano writing that fits the hand extremely well. It is certainly quite a difficult piece but not as hard as some other Liszt etudes.
I agree that this is a terrific piece of its type. Not every piece tries to be profound but I think a piece can have other qualities that make it terrific. For me, a piece can be great as a showpiece. I do think that the greatest showpieces are not as great as the greatest pieces that are not primarily showpieces.

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Originally Posted by Keith D Kerman
I am surprised at some of the negative reactions to this piece. The only problem I have with it was I heard it played too often back in Conservatory days....

The only problem I have with it (besides the little extra thing that I probably won't be able to play it anyway) ha .....is that thing I mean.

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Originally Posted by Mark_C
I'm sure y'all are gonna say, yeah right, like that's my main problem about it, right, keep dreaming. ha
And I'm sure you'd be right.

But anyway, wanna guess what I'm talking about....
No.
I'm not a mind reader. If you have a problem with that piece that you want to share, just do it.


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One of the most boring piano pieces to me. I have never been even remotely touched by piano music like it, whose sole purpose is to create an effect with no actual substance.

Maybe try a more "relaxed" interpretation by Liszt's pupil, Emil von Sauer? Most people are just interested in breaking speed records with this piece these days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_ifupYBjRo

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Originally Posted by CyberGene
One of the most boring piano pieces to me. I have never been even remotely touched by piano music like it, whose sole purpose is to create an effect with no actual substance.

Maybe try a more "relaxed" interpretation by Liszt's pupil, Emil von Sauer? Most people are just interested in breaking speed records with this piece these days.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_ifupYBjRo
He can't play it.

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