This Classical Pianist Performance is…Insane

Franz Lizst (1811-1886) was something of a classical music rock star in his day. In fact, he’s considered by some to be the first rock star, period. He wrote some incredibly complex pieces that brought the house down whenever they were performed.

His Campanella is considered to one of the most difficult pieces ever written for piano. Gaze in awe at Danill Trifonov as he burns through it. (Via ClassicFM.com)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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