And now for some Liszt on the fiddle (+video)

And now for some Liszt on the fiddle (+video)


norman lebrecht

October 19, 2011

A while back, I warned you that Liszt’s B-minor sonata had been transcribed for solo violin and was being played by Giora Schmidt at Ravinia.

Well, here’s the video. Enjoy.


  • Roberto Poli says:

    Some pianists find this a useless endeavor. I think it’s extraordinary.

  • Mati Braun says:

    I listened to Mr. Schmidt with great interest. He deserves a standing ovation for his violin playing. However with all due respect to Mr. Sivan, it is a great excercise for the violinsts. I would recommand it to students as a challenge but not as a concert piece.