Friday, 1 July 2011

PIANOMANIA POLL: What do you regard as Franz Liszt's greatest work for piano?




The results of the Pianomania Poll are in! Thanks to you, we had a healthy 221 votes cast over the last 4 months.


We had asked "What do you regard as Franz Liszt's greatest work for the piano?" And the Lisztomaniacs have voted overwhelmingly for the Sonata in B minor, S.178 with 110 votes (49%). In distant second place were the 12 Transcendental √Čtudes with 46 votes (20%) and tied for 3rd place were Totentanz and the Grosses Konzertsolo with 39 votes (17%).

The complete scores were as follows:



1. Sonata in B minor: 110 (49%)

2. Transcendental √Čtudes: 46 (20%)


3. Totentanz: 39 (17%)

3. Grosses Konzertsolo: 39 (17%)

4. Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude: 38 (17%)

4. Hungarian Rhapsodies: 38 (17%)


5. Mephisto Waltz No.1: 37 (16%)

6. Piano Concerto No.2: 33 (14%)

7. La Vallee d'Obermann: 28 (12%)

8. Dante Sonata: 27 (12%)


9. Piano Concerto No.1: 22 (9%)


Thanks a million! Do watch out for our next Pianomania Poll, on great Lisztians!

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