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(Re)Hearing Beethoven Festival program

Ran Dank

Soyeon Kate Lee


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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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.

Beethoven’s Instruments at the
Beethoven-Haus in Bonn

Conversation with the Artists
Ran Dank and Soyeon Kate Lee

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