In my opinion, this is perhaps one of the greatest solo pieces written for the Piano, alongside Beethoven’s Für Elise which was published 16 years later, but 40 years after Beethoven’s death, making Für Elise about 24 years older than this remarkably piece.
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, S.244/2, is the second in a set of 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies by composer Franz Liszt, and is by far the most famous of the set. Few other piano solos have achieved such widespread popularity, offering the pianist the opportunity to reveal exceptional skill as a virtuoso, while providing the listener with an immediate and irresistible musical appeal. Continue reading