I was reading up on Sergei Rachmaninoff earlier when I found a point stating that he could, in his daily warm-up exercises, play a phenomenally difficult piece, attributed to an obscure 19th century composer Paul de Schlözer. Phenomenally difficult? I should go listen for myself, I thought.

My goodness. How right the article was! Honestly I can’t describe it myself, so you go have a listen and see what you think. The notes just fly by…it’s the Étude in A flat, Op. 1, No. 2

A score accompanies the video, so if you think you’re up to it, you can try. If you’re up to it.

Masterfully played by Stephen Hough. It cascades so beautifully, right to the end.

Well that’s all for now, so goood evening!~

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