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 Post subject: Grand Galop Chromatique
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:21 pm 
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Franz Liszt composed the "Grand Galop Chromatique" as a challenge for his own immense abilities. Only the most talented piano virtuosi can perform it.

One of the 20th Century's greatest talents, Georges Cziffra, swallows it whole.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyzzAV9GhHQ

Good lord. :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Grand Galop Chromatique
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:28 pm 
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Oh, and the score bounces back and forth between BM (5 sharps) and EbM (3 flats), with a few other keys thrown in for fun. :shock:


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My, it's been quite a while since I've been in the band world... and I really should come back again :wink:

This showboat is something I've been working off and on, on the side as a possible encore for a recital... but Cziffra makes me feel like giving up. But then again, Cziffra was just an insane beast at piano.

Side note, I found out that a transcription for band apparently exists... the idea sounds either ridiculously good or ridiculously bad.

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