By Franz Liszt
In 1843, Franz Liszt made the good-looking gesture of soaking up the prices for a monument to Beethoven in Bonn. The non secular affinity he felt for Beethoven additionally moved this nice piano virtuoso to pay a good finer tribute, a superlative set of piano transcriptions of the master's 9 symphonies. This quantity includes the 1st 5 of those works, reproduced from the unique plates approved via Liszt himself.
Liszt's fabulous transcriptions enabled nineteenth-century audiences and beginner pianists to develop into accustomed to Beethoven's works even if no orchestras have been on hand. certainly, the good pianist's ability for translating orchestral results into pianistic phrases was once not anything wanting astonishing.
Today, via Liszt's striking skill to re-create orchestral textile on the keyboard, pianists may be able to event the entire attractiveness, drama, and poetry pervading those 5 nice works. A memorable tribute from one musical genius to a different, those compositions will satisfaction pianists and tune fanatics alike.