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Music of the Day - Franz Liszt

Gnomenreigen by Franz Liszt (1811-1886). This is a short piano piece. Liszt wrote some of the most virtuosic music for piano. He is a wonderful example of someone who had it all. He was widely successful and hailed as one of greatest composers as well as the most accomplished pianist the world had known. He was an influential teacher who mentored many performers and composers. On top of that he lead a happy life, was charming and good humored.This is a great interpretation and I wanted to share that with you because it's such a great example of mastery and the complete symbiosis between the performer and his instrument. The buoyancy of the hands on the keys and the elegance in this video are irresistible.