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I know this topic has come up a number of times. I'm not so much asking what the hardest song is. I'm more trying to figure out if songs I know about measure up to that level. The ones that come to mind when I think about this question are Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2, Chopin's Ballade no. 1, and according to my piano teacher, Rhapsody in Blue was one of the hardest songs she ever learned. There is also a song by Beethoven that my piano teacher claims is regarded as one of the more difficult becuse of the demands of the phrasing, but I can't remember the name. Any thoughts?
Last edited in 2017-06-09 09:06

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  • Jackma
    Jackma

    I don't think Moonlight Sonata movement 1 is hardest at all....I've been playing a year and I can fairly slowly sight-read the first half of it - so it can't be that hard. But in saying that I haven't tried the rest of it, and actually I can see why it may been seen as hard because lots of the chords are bigger than octaves and need to be arpeggiated unless you have bigish hands!!! So far I would say Debussy's Arabesque No.1 i quite hard. I used to be able to play the first 20 bars or so, until I realised that the timing of the well known part (the broken chord-like part) had strange timing due to triplets!!! XxX

    9th June, 2017

  • sanzim
    sanzim

    Beethovens Moonlight Sonata movement 1 is actually quite easy. 3's alot harder, mainly because of the speed. Fantasie Impromptu by Chopin is hard too, I think. I think Rachmaniov 'Concerto por piano - finale alle breve' would win though, i think its the one with 12ths and 14ths in it. He cut notches in his finger webbing just so he could play it. Ouch.

    9th June, 2017

  • sgirl58
    sgirl58

    Tempest 1st movement by Beethoven is hard, I can't even play it.

    9th June, 2017

  • JamesBU
    JamesBU

    Did you mean Movement 3 of the Moonlight Sonata? And I don't think I've actually heard the piece, but Rachmaninoff's third piano concerto is supposedly one of the hardest works for piano ever written.

    9th June, 2017

  • Countryman
    Countryman

    I agree that Hungarian Rhapsody is pretty hard (and long). Try: -Moonlight Sonata (1st Movement) by Beethoven -Fantasie-Impromptu by Chopin -Valse (Op. 64, No. 1) by Chopin I find Chopin's pieces to be somewhat challenging...

    9th June, 2017

  • Jackma
    Jackma

    Try these- Liszt: La Campanella Chopin: Etude Opus 10 no 5 & no 12 Polonaise Opus 53

    9th June, 2017