Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Liszt and the Beethoven Symphonies

A guide to the various recordings available of Liszt's transcriptions.

"..the pianist was brought up short on the choral finale of the famous Ninth Symphony. In a fit of frustration, Liszt observed that he may have to accept, "...the impossibility of making any pianoforte arrangement of the 4th movement...that could in any way be...satisfactory."


best of the lot I think is Liszt's handling of no6

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