SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2020
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Les Préludes (version for 2 pianos), S.637
Symphony no. 9 in D minor, op. 125
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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Explore Beethoven in the Library's collection with our new resource:
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!
Explore Related Collections and Resources
- Franz Liszt. Symphonic Poem Hungaria, arranged for 2 pianos by Liszt (manuscript)
- Franz Liszt. Arrangement for 2 pianos of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto in G major, no. 4, op. 58 (manuscript)
- Photograph of Franz Liszt (after 1880) (photograph)
Hear Dr. Julia Ronge of the Beethoven-Haus Bonn speak with Carol Lynn Ward Bamford, Instrument Curator for the Library's Music Division, about the instruments Beethoven owned and used that are held at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn. This event is being presented in collaboration with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Washington, DC.