Saturday, October 02, 2010

Another Musical Interlude - Liszt's 'La Campanella'

I'm taking another brief break from all things political, in order to post one of my all-time favorite pieces of music - Franz Liszt's La Campanella. You can see the last musical post, featuring Edward Elgar's In The South (Alassio) and Max Bruch's Scottish Fantasy, by clicking here.

There are several excellent versions of La Campanella on YouTube, but I think that this one (played by Adam Gyorgy) shows the pianist's hands the most - and that is exactly what you want to be watching.

As a musician (violinist) who took piano for a few years, has two siblings who are very good pianists, and as someone who has seen the sheet music for La Campanella, let me just say that this song is simply incredible.