The Holy Grail
Viktoriya Yermolyeva is a classical trained pianist who does a proud job as knight of the holy grail. The holy grail of heavy metal that is. Her piano transcription of Metallica’s Master of Puppets captures the dynamics of the original song remarkable well.
Many branches grew on the tree of musical innovations Franz Liszt planted in the course of the 19th century. And Mephisto’s Waltz in the Liszt-Busoni-Horowitz transcription makes a strong case for the proposition that heavy metal was one of them. In this keyboard meltdown Vladimir Horowitz uses everything but the kitchen sink to bring down the house. Catapulting the piece right into the stratosphere where it claims it well deserved place in the holy grail of piano music.
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