What’s up? Today… We… Are… Going… To… Review… A lot… Of… The… Most… Difficult… Pieces… On… Different… Instruments. Yes. Oh, we made it through. Yeah… I was thinking like… Is he gonna read what I am saying here? So some context… A while ago we did a lingling40hours video. And we mentioned… I think it was a meme about how Liszt… Was like the piano version of Paganini. And so we kind of just asked… Hey guys, we’re curious. What are… The Paganini equivalents of your instrument? For those of you that don’t know, Paganini and Liszt… Are very famous composers known for writing the most… Technically challenging and demanding pieces in the world. Almost superhuman, the things they do on their instrument. Pushing it to the limits. Very limits. Eh… Watching someone nail Paganini is like… It’s like watching… Olympic world athlete type of thing. It’s insane. And so we were curious to see what you guys commented. And today we have compiled… A list of comments of… You guys suggesting what you guys think to be… The Paganini equivalents or the most difficult… Composers of your instrument. Ooo yeah, let’s get started. – Ding.
– Let’s go. Paganini for trumpet: anything Allen Vizzutti does. Carnival of Venice is already difficult technically and he made Carnival of Venus which has two octave or more jumps. He also plays the normal Carnival of Venice with his trumpet upside down. – Wow.
– Okay, who is this? I don’t know who this guy is. Allen Vizzutti is an American trumpeter composer and music educator born 1952. Hey, he’s still alive. Nice. – Hello, Allen.
– Hi, if you’re watching this. – Are you serious?
– Yeah, that’s just – I can’t tell that’s… Hahahaha. It sounded like someone at the Con practicing the scales. *Humming* – It sounds like a Mozart Concerto 4.
– *Humming* – Oh, yeah, yeah.
– Yeah. – Doesn’t he sound like someone’s practicing scales?
– Warming up. – Yeah. Warming up, yeah.
– He’s warming up. And then he just started flexing. Wait, did he just do vibrato? Yeah. What? I’m so confused. He vibrated on the trumpet. It’s called placebo. – Dude, he’s like…
– He looks so bored, he’s like… “Done it many times.” That’s how I imagined Paganini would have been. Paganini and Liszt is like… “Yeah, okay.” “What else can I do now?” And then I loved it before we skip to 2:01. – Yeah?
– He was like just playing a melody. I was like, yeah, like every Paganini concerto. – They always start with a melody!
– Starts with a little melody. Da da da da ~ Dun ~ And then you go… Yeah… Baadsvik for the tuba. I can’t… Sorry for the pronunciation. It’s specifically… – Eff-nug?
– Eff-nug? Fnugg. Which abuses several unique techniques that are very difficult to do well. I love the choice of the word abuse. Dude, that sounds like some… Someone like chanting or something? Yeah… Some ritual to summon a freaking tuba demon. It’s that, you know, that meme, the tuba boss? – He’s trying to summon that thing.
– It’s like pfff! He comes out and… Sounds like a didgeridoo. No, It’s – Yeah, it’s also like – Also… When you press the violin string so hard, it goes an octave lower. – Extended techniques.
– Yeah… – Yeah…
– Oh… I see what you’re doing. Dude… This sounds actually really cool. – When you –
– Dude… When you’re lactose intolerant and you have milk. Yeah. *Imitates sound* – That’s why he’s called…
– No offense. It’s also that feeling when tuba just has that little that you have to like start stomping in front. I mean that’s pretty cool though. – I enjoyed this.
– That’s a cool piece. Trombone Paganini is probably something like… Oh that sounds stressful. – Yeah, that sounds freaking hard.
– Just listening to that… I’ve never heard a trombone done that before. This sounds like something you’d expect from Paganini. – Yeah, it’s like…
– But it’s on the trombone. *Imitates the trombone* You start like that, you’re like woah. It’s like the… Yeah, the string crossing stuff, right? I’m seeing a formula, there’s always like… Flashy opening. And then a lyrical theme. Like does an easy lyrical theme. Just so the audience can still enjoy it. Gets your attention. Lyrical theme and then flexing. And then just flex. Now you’re interested, let me show you what I can do. Dude, he’s moving that hand so fast. Wow… Look, I’m not a trombonist, so I don’t know… How hard it is. But I have worked in an orchestra and I have heard trombonist… – And you don’t hear them sounding like this often.
– No. I never – I almost never… – Yeah…
– Heard someone – Someone that plays trombone that quick. It’s so light and clean. – Yeah. Articulate, yeah.
– *Imitates sound* – Wow…
– Wow. Oh, that’s – Oh, dang. Okay. Damn. Paganini on oboe! Silvestrini. Ooo. Can I just say, you know it’s hard when the name of the piece is like… 6 études no. 5 scène de plage ciel d’orageit no. 3 boulevard des Capuci. And this guy’s sweating! It’s like a workout for him. Dude, he started straight away, like ka-bam! Paganini caprice no.1. Boom! It sounds like that. – Pag 1.
– *Imitates playing* Runs and arpeggios. – But even then, that’s messed up.
– Yeah, it’s pretty impressive. Woah! 14 bars of circular breathing and freaking… *Imitates playing* Can you circular breathe? Nah, can you? Nah. I tried it… – Yeah.
– But couldn’t do it. I remember one of our friends told me how to do this… And then when you do that, breathe in at the same time. So it’s like you have a little bit of… Oxygen, extra, that you store here… Yeah. – And –
– And then that little bit… You breathe – You use this… *exhale* – As a transition…
– Kind of… And then you breathe. Oh my god, you’ll forget. You gotta keep doing it. Can I just say, props to all these performers. Yeah, that’s incredible. Stravinsky’s three pieces for clarinet have my friend actual panic attacks and stress dreams. Okay, here we go. The panic attack for clarinet. Definitely sounds difficult, but it doesn’t have the same… Paganini feel of like… – Like flair. Yeah.
– Virtuosity. Virtuosity. Yeah. To me, this seems a bit more, if I had to draw the comparison, I don’t know in terms of the technical side. But like musicality it’s like Ysaye. I thought Ysaye as well. There’s more kind of… – Intricate.
– Musical… And like… Kind of characteristics of 20th century music, whereas… The other ones that we saw before… Were very much more like… – Melodic.
– The standard virtuosic formula. It’s interesting. I can see why it would create anxiety because… Ysaye also causes anxiety. So much anxiety. – Cello Paganini is Piatti.
– Piatti. – Oh, yeah. Yeah.
– Of course, we all know Piatti. There’s Piatti and what’s the other one? The dance of the goblin? *Imitating melody* Oh, that, uh… That’s like a one-off. Dance of the Elves! – That was the other one.
– Yeah, yeah, yeah. It sounds like Pag 1. Yeah. You guys, yeah. We get it. We get it, we get it. Flute’s Paganini. Debussy’s Syrinx. This is arguably, certainly, as there are so many painful… I mean, compelling repertoire pieces out there. Alright, I can relate, “painful, uh, I mean, compelling”. It’s a different type of hard. Yeah. And – Yeah, it’s not like… Showy hard. I think it’s more of those subtle… Yeah. Like the… The line… It keeps going. Yeah. And I can imagine too, as a wind player… Again, we are not wind players, to be able to control the breath to get that phrasing. And all that sound, at the same time. That would be very very difficult. I’m running out of breath. Yeah, just watching this, I feel like… I’m so glad I don’t play a wind instrument. I can breathe while playing. Last one! – Double bass.
– Double bass! For double bass, it would be Bottesini, he’s even nicknamed the Paganini of bass. Ooo. Oh wow. Damn… I can see some people going, “but Paganini sounds a lot more impressive”. Yeah. That is impressive for double bass. There’s so much movement. And they have like… – Yeah. Yeah.
– It just looks like his hand’s gliding across the… The fingerboard. Cause when we played the double bass. It was… Urgh… Oh my… God! – Pathetic.
– Even getting a sound was so painful. Put that in perspective. Yeah. And this sounds so light and elegant. – Yeah.
– And pleasant to listen to. *Imitating playing* Wow… Well, there you go guys. The Paganini and Liszt of every other instruments. This is like the equivalent to me, it’s like… Making an elephant look like it’s galloping. Yeah. Just an elephant going… It starts like flying. Like Dumbo the elephant. Woof woof. Alright, thank you so much for watching. Check out these pieces, guys. And once again, all these artists, they are great musicians. Definitely working hard. So please like and subscribe. We’ll see you guys next time.