Hardest Works for Piano

michaelwilliams
We'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

1 Lizst's 12 Transcendental Etudes

Look these up on YouTube and you will see why this is first enough said

Amazing to listen to but horrible to play, lol.

Good luck learning these. It gets pretty technical. - michaelwilliams

I love Mazeppa

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2 Beethoven's Sonatas

Very unique and probably the most played sonatas, especially moonlite. - michaelwilliams

Unbelievably hard

Moonlight 3rd movement is the hardest

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

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3 Chopin's Etudes

brilliant melodies. Very musical. All of over the place though and clef changes. - michaelwilliams

Learning Chopin's Revolutionary √Čtude. Pretty tough!

4 Death Waltz - John Stump

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...

5 Hungarian Rhapsodies - Liszt

Technically difficult AND musically difficult.

Love these but they are brutally hard to play

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6 Lizst's Paginini Etudes

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. - michaelwilliams

Awesome and hard

7 Chopin's Waltzes

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.

8 Gaspard de La Nuit - Maurice Ravel

Most difficult piece worth learning - Charlesman01

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9 Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.3

Lovely and God inspired!

10 Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 - Franz Liszt

Crazy. Period

The Contenders

11 The Well-Tempered Clavichord

Miss a note and the whole structure crumbles. wonderful polyphony to bring out.

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12 The Disappearance of Hatsune Miku - Marasy8
13 Flight of the Bumblebee

Difficult to play.

Pretty cool

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14 Bad Apple - Touhou

Bad Apple Rare ASDF mode

Its legit sooo hard

15 Necrofantasia

SO. CONFUSING! You should at least take a look at the sheet music, or the arrangements people on YouTube have created.

16 The March of the Black Queen - Queen

In My top 5 favorite songs Queen is the best band in the world underrated song

17 Schumman's Symphonic Etudes

tougher reproiture, especially since the etudes are all variations of one etude in the beginning. - michaelwilliams

18 Brahm's Etudes

what's interesting about these is that he's burrowing melodies from other composers and spicing it up a bit with technique. - michaelwilliams

19 Scriabin Etudes

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. - michaelwilliams

20 Mozart's Sonatas

quick and lighthearted, altough dynamics and fingering are a issue into perfecting these. - michaelwilliams

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