Liszt Paganini – La Campanella – Sara Ott, Piano

La campanella (Italian for The little bell) is the nickname given to the third of Franz Liszt‘s Six Grandes études de Paganini, S. 141 (1851). It is in the key of G-sharp minor. This piece is a revision of an earlier version from 1838, the Études d’exécution transcendente d’après Paganini, S. 140. Its melody comes from the final movement of Niccolò Paganini’s Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor, where the tune was reinforced metaphorically by a ‘little handbell’. This is portrayed by the top note jumps that need to be played within the timeframe of a 16th note.

La Campanella: Other Performance

Khatia Buniatishvili

Liszt - La Campanella, Etude de Paganini No. 3 in G-Sharp Minor - Khatia Buniatishvili, Piano

Liszt: Other Etude

Feux Follets by Trifonov

Transcendental Étude No 5 in B-Flat Major

Liszt - Transcendental Étude No 5, Feux Follets - Trifonov, Piano