Top 10 Most Difficult Piano PiecesWe're talking about lots of arpeggios, obsessive key signature changing, big chords, funky time signatures and rythm, and rare quarter notes lots of beams. Usually quick songs. Confusing fingering.
The Top Ten
"The Transcendental Études contain extreme technical difficulties.." this is from wikipedia and they are totally right, this collection of etudes by Franz Liszt are perhaps one of the most difficult of all time.
Look these up on YouTube and you will see why this is first enough said
Good luck learning these. It gets pretty technical.
Absoulute insanity. Nothing can pass this level of difficulty besides the Douze Grande Etudes.
Ridiculous to say that "moonlight mvt III" is the hardest. Sure it is quick and fiery and beautiful, but when you listen to a work as profound as the fugue from Op 106 in Bb major (the hammerklavier) it becomes easy in comparison. The late works were often half an hour to 45 minutes and they were utterly ridiculous. The fugue at the end of op. 106 is unbelievably difficult to play, same with the fugue at the end of op 110. The difficulty in these pieces which truly are among the most difficult to play ever is that they are extremely long, profound, and the interpretation can and does take years to finalize. The hardest song to play is Op106, followed by op 111, op 7. Although much different is absurdly difficult.
Please explore Beethoven's Sonatas beyond "Moonlight" (Which was a name given by a poet, not Beethoven. It is the C#m sonata) They are truly magnificent pieces of music, sure you can teach a 20 year old to play many of them, but to play them musically and powerfully is ...more
Which retards keep spamming MOONLIGHT 3? The hardest is undoubtedly Hammerklavier 4th, Moonlight 3 wouldn't even make the top 20 of the hardest Beethoven sonata movements
Very unique and probably the most played sonatas, especially moonlite.
Moonlight sonata 3rd movement... enough said
That Winter Wind is really hard...just saying
"Torrent" and "Winter Wind" are hard etudes
Learning Chopin's Revolutionary Étude. Pretty tough!
brilliant melodies. Very musical. All of over the place though and clef changes.
Love these but they are brutally hard to play
Technically difficult AND musically difficult.
It isn't even a real song. All it is, is just a massive clump of notes that can't even be played.
Oh mi gawd you guys have not seen this work before have you...? It is LITERALLY impossible! You should go YouTube it...
I played the Paganini-Liszt etude no. 6, definitely a challenging piece, but I would say that Tarantella is a much more challenging piece.
Again, good luck learning these. It'll take take you months even years, it depends at your skill at the piano.
Awesome and hard
Lovely and God inspired!
I agree. I attempted playing "Minute Waltz" and people kept pointing out that my fingers don't stretch out far enough for the bass part.
Difficult to play.
Fast, but not hard
Even though the song is very fast, the keys are not that far apart while playing the fast bits! =^~^=
Try deciphering pi to the millionth decimal point... Mastering this piece you'll have to cube it at the very least...
Most difficult piece worth learning
The most difficult of all time...
La Campanella requires dexterity of the gods. Honestly, Liszt is an absolute master and La Campanella is one of his most beautiful but certainly one of his most challenging creations.
An outstanding piece, learning this is one of the most rewarding things out there...
Hard like my dick
These are challenging pieces with lots of melody.
Miss a note and the whole structure crumbles. wonderful polyphony to bring out.
SO. CONFUSING! You should at least take a look at the sheet music, or the arrangements people on YouTube have created.
Its legit sooo hard
Bad Apple Rare ASDF mode
This song will NUKE your piano. In fact, it is nearly impossible for computers to play this. The sustains are mild, but there are overlaps, and the spam is insane. No actual piano can play this past the 7 million note per second crash of part 3. But, it goes up to part 11, where the notes per second go to possibly over 1 billion, for a split second. LEL This is way more complex than any of the others. But, there are namy versions of this, some are much harder than others. Not to mention, this is a 128 key black midi. So, no piano can even TRY!
This is a ridiculous song consisting 530 million notes and at a lenght of 14 minutes it is humanly impossible.
Search it up and watch.
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tougher reproiture, especially since the etudes are all variations of one etude in the beginning.
quick and lighthearted, altough dynamics and fingering are a issue into perfecting these.
Irrefutably the hardest piano piece ever written. There has never been a flawless recording, and Lizst himself was known to completely botch some of the runs. There are runs where you truly are gambling to hit the right notes. There has never been and will never be a good recording of this song.
A forest of notes
Hard to get harder than imposaible
what's interesting about these is that he's burrowing melodies from other composers and spicing it up a bit with technique.
This list is ridiculous. These etudes are the hardest pieces I have so far seen on the list - but where is Gaspard de La Nuit? Etc etc. Crap crap crap list! What is this site?
lots of octaves and strong chords.