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    Quote Originally Posted by hammeredklavier View Post
    You don't understand piano-playing. We don't need your 2 cents lol.
    Without going into the subjective nature of such listings, it is interesting that difficulty in this list seems to be almost in inverse proportion to "musical worth" (in my subjective opinion.). You have the upper tier that's really of interest to piano nerds (again in my subjective opinion - but come on. Sorabji and Alkan?) and then on down the difficulty scale you come to works that are appreciated by a wider audience.

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    Fascinating thread. I have no competence to comment on the content of the posts, but it's an interesting topic, and the discussion is fascinating. Keep on disputing!
    Last edited by Eclectic Al; Apr-28-2020 at 20:32.

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    Where does Tchaikovsky's Concert Fantasy in G fall on this list? Sounds to my ears like a monstrously difficult work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by collegefrosh View Post
    I'm surprised the Moszkowski is ranked so low. I played the saint-saens in high school and it is nowhere NEAR how tough Moszkowski is. The first movement alone seems to throw every technique in the book at you. Definitely an underrated concerto in my opinion!
    It is in the "extremely difficult" category so I don't see where your surprise comes from! The first movement is certainly technique heavy but quite pianistic, as long as you are up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamencosketches View Post
    Where does Tchaikovsky's Concert Fantasy in G fall on this list? Sounds to my ears like a monstrously difficult work.
    Seems to me either to be in "extremely difficult" or the one below it

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