A classic works from one of the giants of mid 19th century classical music, we have here Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt. It’s a fairly familiar piece, though perhaps not in its entirety, and despite its exceptional technical difficulty. But it’s not just that this piece is difficult on the technical level; it has quite a bit of delicacy, elegance and grace, which requires the performer to be both agile and emotional. Both a popular and a deep work, it will be hard to listen to this one just once.
This blog serves as an outlet for the posting and discussion of classical music that the author has stumbled upon either due to pandora, a friends recommendation, a concert, or random internet browsing. The posts are designed to help people who have not listened to any classical music find out what they might like, to help people who listen to a fair amount to broaden their horizons, and to help experts find a good source for the classics. Though the author has a slight bias toward romantic music, there is nevertheless an attempt for some degree of variety. Comments and criticisms are not only welcomed, but requested.