What is really exciting in the life of a musician is the challenge of what to choose to play in certain circumstances. For example for this last round of Hive Music Festival (week 15). As always, I practise a few different pieces at the same time, for different purposes. And somehow it is not easy to choose only one.
I had some doubts because some time ago I wrote in Musescore (free notation writing software) an arrangement of Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, by composer Franz Liszt. I was not sure if it sounds well or not, as it is more like paraphrasing the main motifs and melodies of the original composition. The main form is the same, the first part slower, as is characteristic of Hungarian rhapsodies, and the second part fast.
I didn’t dare play anywhere yet, although I actually wrote this arrangement a couple of months ago. You will judge whether I have made a good decision to present my work on this occasion.
So the original composition is Hungarian Rhapsody, no 2 composed by Franz Liszt. That piece is so famous that it was featured in some cartoons as well. The most famous use was given in the Tom and Jerry cartoon, in The Cat Concerto episode.
So here it comes, in my version and my interpretation. Hope you will have fun listening to it.