Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 c sharp minor, S 244/2

(arr. for String Orchestra: Peter Wolf)
Franz Liszt
Duration: 11'

Franz Liszt's "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-sharp minor" stands as one of the composer's most celebrated works, forming part of a series of 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies originally penned for piano. These rhapsodies reflect Liszt's enchantment with the rich musical traditions of Hungary.

The "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" is renowned for its lively, dance-like passages and dramatic shifts between rapid and slow sections. While the piece exists in various arrangements and transcriptions, Peter Wolf's adaptation for string orchestra offers a distinctive interpretation. By tailoring the piece for a string ensemble, the essence and character of the original are retained, yet rejuvenated with the sonorous capabilities of strings.

In this rendition, Peter Wolf allows us to experience Liszt's famed melodies and harmonies in a fresh yet familiar context. It's an invitation to appreciate the beauty and virtuosity of the "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2" from a renewed perspective.