Friday, February 3, 2012

14 Year-Old Piano Prodigy!

Gun Chaikittiwatana is a piano prodigy. At age 14, he already played almost all of the most difficult piano pieces that were ever composed.

If a 14 year-old boy is playing Liebestraum, (which he played), he must really practice a lot. Liebestraum, by Franz Lizt, is particularly difficult because of this one section with a bunch of grace notes. Grace notes are note that are written in small print and are not counted as beats into the measure. Grace notes are usually played extremely fast and not every grown pianist can play it. There are many reductions of the piece for people who are learning or who cannot play it correctly. Go to this website to listen to him playing Liebestraum.

Written By: Rubina H.

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