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Daniil Trifonov makes maybe 'the hardest piano piece ever written' look utterly effortless / CLASSIC fM

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What's the hardest piano piece ever written? Liszt's Campanella? That's what many musicians believe. Written in 1851, Campanella comes from a larger piece – the Grandes études de Paganini and is famous for being 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. The piece's technical difficulties include enormous jumps for the right hand played at a fast tempo. 

Trifonov includes Campanella on his Transcendental album.      WATCH THE CLASSIC fM VIDEO