Hungarian Rhapsody #2 – Franz Liszt

  • Participant
    Alexandre Budin on #148285

    Hungarian Rhapsody #2 – Franz Liszt

    Written in 1847, the second Hungarian Rhapsody is probably one of the most popular pieces written by Liszt.

    The
    whole work is fully inspired by Gipsy traditional music. It starts with
    the Lassan, which solemnity really contrasts with the following Friska
    full of joy, happiness and incredibly virtuoso.

    Sylvain Blassel
    is the first harpist to play entirely the second Hungarian rhapsody. His
    transcription is very close from the original version apart from the
    tone and a few short sections slightly modified for a better effect at
    the harp.

    Sylvain Blassel plays this time on an 1898, Gothic styled Erard harp (Paris branch).

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    Participant
    unknown-user on #148286

    Thank you so so very much for posting this exquisite video as well as the past ones you have shared – they are exceptional in every respect and I look forward to the next one eagerly.
    Thank you,
    John

    Participant
    laura-smithburg-byrne on #148287

    Very impressive, absolutely fabulous!
    Thank you for sharing these performances.
    Sylvain you are spectacular!
    Magnifique!

    Keymaster
    HBrock25 on #148288

    Thank you very much, but you know, it’s just because of this Erard harp !
    This instrument makes everything !

    Participant
    Philippa mcauliffe on #148289

    The harp is stunning

    Participant
    laura-smithburg-byrne on #148290

    The Erard is incredible, but an instrument only sings most beautifully, when it is played by the hands of a master who knows it well.
    You have a beautiful touch on this harp, your Bach is sublime and your Liszt is quite spectacular.
    You are very much at one with this harp, and the music pours out of you through the strings with natural elegance.
    Fabulous job Sylvain, really fine playing!

    Participant
    Alexandre Budin on #148291

    Sylvain Certainly, the
    next
    time
    we’ll do a movie
    without
    you

    Sorry
    for
    everyone, it will
    become
    less
    interesting!

    Participant
    Philippa mcauliffe on #148292

    And I forgot – its a miracle, I didn’t think of Tom and Jerry once during yours.

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