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Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2: Simplified Version!


Uploaded on Mar 25, 2013

A close enough simplified version of Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Liszt! Transcribed by Franz Bendel (1833-1874) who became a student of Liszt for years. He has also a transcription for two pianos.
This piece is enjoyable and very manageable to play! Enjoy!

liszt Hungarian Rhapsody Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 Bendel Simplified Version

Pages 15
Duration 9:28
Measures 542
Key signature 3 flats
Parts 1
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I am pretty sure I will get a head ache from learning this... but thank goodness it is the simple version! I got myself ready for this by learning Julius Fucik's "Entry of the Gladiators". :) So I will have some experience with some "jumping chords" in the left hand.

"Very manageable" by whose definition?? Have you listened to bars 24 and 61?? This is a fantastic piece but there are some "very UNmanageable" parts that need to be seriously tweaked!

In reply to by andrew4549

Very manageable by 19th century piano playing standards. If you consider those two cadenza runs to be unmanageable, I will have to say that you are quite a novice at the keyboard. This is about half as difficult as the original version by Liszt. There are at least a hundred recordings of the original, so even it is very manageable. This is not only manageable, it is within sight-reading level for any experienced pianist. That is the genius of Mr. Bendel for being able to create such an effective yet playable arrangement.