Liszt – La Leggierezza – Argerich, Piano

La Leggierezza (meaning “lightness”) is the second from Franz Liszt‘s Three Concert Etudes . It is a monothematic piece in F minor with a very simple melodic line for each hand under an unusual Quasi allegretto tempo marking, usually ignored in favour of something slightly more frenetic. It starts with a fast but delicate sixteen chromatic-note arpeggio divided in thirds and sixths under an irregular rhythmic subdivision and cadenza so as to underline the atmosphere implied in its title.

La Leggierezza: other version

Yuja Wang (as a child)

Yuja Wang plays La Leggiereza, one of Franz Liszt's Three Concert Etudes for piano
Yuja Wang plays La Leggiereza, one of Franz Liszt’s Three Concert Etudes for piano

Khatia Buniatishvili

Liszt – La Leggierezza - Buniatishvili, Piano
Liszt – La Leggierezza – Khatia Buniatishvili, Piano

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Martha Argerich plays Franz Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No 6

Funerailles

Liszt - Funerailles - Argerich, Piano
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Liszt - Piano Sonata in B Minor - Argerich, Piano
Liszt – Piano Sonata in B Minor – Argerich, Piano

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