La campanella — Franz Liszt

17 07 2011

I first studied this piece during my History lessons for music theory and it wasn’t until I actually listened and eventually watched it on youtube that I was able to grasp and see for myself just how difficult and demanding this piece is.  It doesn’t sound all that hard and is in fact an ARCT piece (my piano teacher asked jokingly if I wanted to learn it and I flat out refused) but the most obvious thing watching videos of people playing is the “little bell” part in the right hand.  The piano player has to pivot between the octaves really quickly, which, just watching videos, hurts and tires my hand.  I’m impressed by anyone who manages to play this one.

Yundi Li plays this version:

Deuxieme Annee V; Sonetto 104 del Petrarca — Franz Liszt

4 03 2010

As a lover of Classical music, I feel it is only appropriate I also post some music I love in addition with my own.  Only a few minutes ago, I listened to this piece while doing my French homework and it made me really love this piece all over again.

I especially love the augmented chords and the loudness of it.  Fantastic stuff.