Yep: the one from Auber's opera! You played it?? Incredible! You're now my new hero. It's not extraordinarily difficult, at least at first glance, but it's a cool piece and horribly neglected. Actually, come to think of it, that's the first time I've heard of the other Tarantelle...hmm, shows you how little I really know about Liszt.
And, yeah, I remember talking at some length with you at the CF chat room once a month or two ago, and you mentioned that more pianists should play from the earlier etudes of Liszt, and would love to see someone perform all the first PE's in concert...well, I'm not that optimistic myself, but I'm glad to hear you're giving it a whirl!
Glissandi actually aren't too hard for me; I'm like you, I can do them well enough in the right hand, but I always feel strained when I do them with my left. Yeah, I can probably fix it in a day or two but so far I haven't had much reason to work on left hand glissandi, heh. Actually, what's killer is the ascending gliss on black notes in Cziffra's Blue Danube transcription, right smack in the beginning section. What kind of insane person would do that?? Voluntarily?? A God.
Prokofiev did, in fact, have metal fingers...it's been proven.
Oh, and Max: I spent a good month learning the first 10-5 transcription, and actually did the whole thing and had it sounding decent, but scrapped it because I realised I just didn't have enough understanding of the technique to play it safely (plus, I could only play it at about 3/4's tempo, and anything faster hurt). I do like that Tarantelle one, though, and really would like to play the last version, just because it looks so bloody cool when you watch Hamelin play it, at least. Besides, there's this Korean girl with whom I had a rivalry a LONG time ago, and she always intimidated me with her Black Key etude, which won my teacher over (we had the same teacher, and she was clearly the favourite). I've always wanted to learn the LH only Black Key and be like "yeah?? Well I can do that, minus my better hand!! Mwahahaha!"
Ahem..back on topic, I'd also like to play Bartok 2 and Dvorak 1. Ha. Ha. Count them as dream pieces.
One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.
You know, some people just have natural talents-like some people play the piano but aren't very tall.