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 Post subject: Franz Liszt's big day!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:07 pm 
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Anyone here doing anything special for Liszt's 200th birthday? I know there are all kinds of celebrations happening around the world. Today I listened to Marc-Andre Hamelin playing Liszt's B-minor Sonata on Performance Today. Here is the link if you're interested: http://performancetoday.publicradio.org/playlist.php The performance is on Hour 2 at about 22:30. Hamelin's performance is wonderful, as expected!

Also, I hear that Lang Lang will be performing Liszt which will be broadcast in movie theaters around the globe. I know how some of us here feel about Lang Lang so I don't expect there to be much interest in this...:wink:

My teacher will be performing Liszt along with other fine performers in the city tomorrow at a special Liszt celebration. I am unable to attend, so I guess I will just play some Liszt sometime tomorrow on my own piano for my own personal audience (which is nobody...).

So....what are your plans?

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 9:52 pm 
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Not doing anything special, though it has been on my mind. I did upload my favourite piece of Liszt to the online e-cital celebrating his bicentenary ( http://www.ecital.net/listing.php ), so at least I did something.


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 Post subject: Re: Franz Liszt's big day!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:05 am 
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I am going to NOT get a hair cut. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Franz Liszt's big day!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:44 am 
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@Andrew - that's a nice gesture!

@Scott - good idea - Maybe I look a little like Liszt with my hair. Ok, that will be my tribute.... :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Franz Liszt's big day!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 12:27 am 
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I'm doing a little something, sorry it's a day late...

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 Post subject: Re: Franz Liszt's big day!
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Nice program! I wish I could attend and cheer you on ... but I'm on-call this weekend. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Franz Liszt's big day!
PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:01 am 
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hanysz wrote:
I'm doing a little something, sorry it's a day late...


You rock, Alexander! :)

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 Post subject: Re: Franz Liszt's big day!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:37 am 
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No amateur pianist should leave this earth without playing at least one difficult piece by Liszt - an Etude or Rhapsody, etc. I've been trying to relearn one off and on (mostly off these days). So, I guess I've been celebrating his B-day in advance. :P I am still far from a decent recording...

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 Post subject: Re: Franz Liszt's big day!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:08 pm 
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88man wrote:
No amateur pianist should leave this earth without playing at least one difficult piece by Liszt - an Etude or Rhapsody, etc. I've been trying to relearn one off and on (mostly off these days). So, I guess I've been celebrating his B-day in advance. :P I am still far from a decent recording...



Uh oh....I am in trouble. I've not learned either a Liszt Etude or Rhapsody.

Even if I did want to learn one of them, I would not know where to start.

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 Post subject: Re: Franz Liszt's big day!
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Pianolady wrote:
Uh oh....I am in trouble. I've not learned either a Liszt Etude or Rhapsody.
No problem! Just learn either the Mephisto Waltz or his Sonata. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Franz Liszt's big day!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:57 pm 
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musical-md wrote:
Pianolady wrote:
Uh oh....I am in trouble. I've not learned either a Liszt Etude or Rhapsody.
No problem! Just learn either the Mephisto Waltz or his Sonata. :lol:


Oh sure.... :wink:

Actually, I've heard the Sonata so many times recently that I could probably sound it out on my piano now. Except instead of playing it in 1/2 hour, it may take about three hours to get to the end....

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 Post subject: Re: Franz Liszt's big day!
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:48 pm 
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pianolady wrote:
Uh oh....I am in trouble. I've not learned either a Liszt Etude or Rhapsody.

Even if I did want to learn one of them, I would not know where to start.

Try Paganini study number 5, or number 3 from the "Three concert studies". If you want to explore the Transcendental Studies, the most accessible I think are the two without names, no. 2 in A minor and no. 10 in F minor. Also have a look at Hungarian Rhapsody number 5 in E minor.

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 Post subject: Re: Franz Liszt's big day!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:42 am 
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hanysz wrote:
pianolady wrote:
Uh oh....I am in trouble. I've not learned either a Liszt Etude or Rhapsody.

Even if I did want to learn one of them, I would not know where to start.

Try Paganini study number 5, or number 3 from the "Three concert studies". If you want to explore the Transcendental Studies, the most accessible I think are the two without names, no. 2 in A minor and no. 10 in F minor. Also have a look at Hungarian Rhapsody number 5 in E minor.


Re the Transcendentals, no. 2 - seriously? That's far from easy. I'd say the most accessible are (easiest first) 3, 1, 11 and 6.


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 Post subject: Re: Franz Liszt's big day!
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andrew wrote:
Re the Transcendentals, no. 2 - seriously? That's far from easy. I'd say the most accessible are (easiest first) 3, 1, 11 and 6.

No, not too seriously, I don't know this collection so well. Probably your guess is better than mine.

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 Post subject: Re: Franz Liszt's big day!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 2:57 am 
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Thanks for the suggestions, Alexander and Andrew. Now, if I only had more time - can you do anything about that...? :)

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