Concerts from the Library of Congress

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2020 at 8:00 PM (ET)

Ran Dank

Soyeon Kate Lee

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Relive a treasured 19th-century concert experience when this award-winning duo performs Liszt’s storied transcription of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, op. 125 for two pianos. About the Liszt transcriptions, musicologist Donald Tovey declared “they prove conclusively that Liszt was by far the most wonderful interpreter of orchestral scores on the pianoforte the world is ever likely to see.” Come witness the birth of Liszt’s novel pianistic effects in a series covering all the Beethoven symphonies in these rarely performed transcriptions.

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Beethoven: A Guide to Primary and Secondary Resources at the Library of Congress

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

LISZT

Les Préludes (version for 2 pianos), S.637

BEETHOVEN/LISZT

Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125

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