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.

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21 The Nuker 3

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.

22 Circus Galop - Marc Andre Hamelin
23 Death Piano - Xi
24 Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf
25 Islamey - Balakirev
26 Rachmaninoff Etude Tableau Op 39 No. 6 "Little Red Riding Hood"
27 Gyorgy Ligeti's Etudes

I think these are as difficult as Liszts 12. and playing the "wrong" notes all the time as these are atonal Works...

28 Rondo Fantastique: El Contrabandista - Franz Liszt

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.

Hard to get harder than imposaible

29 Liszt's El Contrabandista

It's absolutely crazy, the octave jumps are extremely difficult. Look that up on YouTube, you'll know what I mean lol.

30 Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor

Hauntingly beautiful. Very hard to pull off in regards to musicality because it requires the deepness of the "Russian Church Bells" at the beginning, and the haunting sadness of the middle section. Overall technically challenging piece

31 Heroic Polonaise - Chopin
32 "Ah Vous Dirai-je Maman" Variations - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Not all, but most of them are really hard! Especially the 11th variation!

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33 RĂ©miniscences de Don Juan - Franz Liszt
34 El Contrabandista
35 The Fountain
36 Awaken - Yes

I think this songs intro really shows rick wakeman's piano skills

37 Liszt - El Contrabandista "Rondo Fantastique" Op. 5 no. 2/S. 252
38 Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin
39 Liszt - Sonata in B Minor
40 Liszt - La Campanella
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