Earlier this year, there were pop-up pianos around LA county. I frequented Union Station on my way to school on the weekends, so I got some practice time in on my recital rep. I found this video of me playing the end of the Liszt Transcendental Etude No. 10 in C Minor and a woman telling me it was too loud… :c
Piano Concerto No. 1 in Eb Major: Allegro marziale animato - Liszt
…I’ve been neglecting my piano practice since I left school. But I really should be practicing this. Especially after watching this video of Ms. Argerich… she’s so beast. Gotta work on this first, ‘cause I feel that this is definitely the hardest “movement” of the entire concerto. But it’s so delightful and fun! I like the very Lisztian piano textures (percussive figurations, the distinctly Lisztian arpeggio figures, repeated notes [<3], and double octaves [<3 <3 <3 !!!!]). The ending is so me… I love double octaves way too much >.<
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