Concerts from the Library of Congress

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2020 at 8:00 PM (ET)

Christopher Taylor


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It takes extraordinary skill as an orchestrator to condense an entire Beethoven symphony into a version for a solo instrument, but that is just what Franz Liszt accomplished in his piano transcriptions. Hear virtuoso pianist Christoper Taylor perform three of these transcendent symphony transcriptions, works he describes as a “new perspective on something familiar."

This concert is part of our (Re)Hearing Beethoven Festival. Be sure to check out the full range of events!

Explore Beethoven in the Library's collection with our new resource:
Beethoven: A Guide to Primary and Secondary Resources at the Library of Congress


Symphony no. 1 in C major, op. 21
Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 36
Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67

All events for the 2020-2021 season of Concerts from the Library of Congress will be presented virtually.
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