This performance of one of the hardest piano pieces ever written is jaw-dropping
29 December 2016, 10:28
Daniil Trifonov makes Liszt’s epically difficult piece look utterly effortless
Liszt’s Campanella (or, to give it its proper name, the sixth of the Grandes études de Paganini) is famously one of the most difficult pieces ever written for piano. But no one seems to have told Daniil Trifonov.
The nickname Campanella means 'little bell' – because the melody of the piece comes from Paganini's Second Violin Concerto, which features a handbell.