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  • Christopher Taylor, Piano


  • 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."

    Beethoven/Liszt: Symphony no. 1 in C major, op. 21
    [1:04] I. Adagio molto -- Allegro con brio
    [10:44] II. Andante cantabile con moto
    [18:22] III. Menuetto: Allegro molto e vivace
    [22:59] IV. Adagio -- Allegro molto e vivace

    Beethoven/Liszt: Symphony no. 2 in D major, op. 36 [29:00] I. Adagio molto -- Allegro con brio
    [42:45] II. Larghetto
    [53:30] III. Scherzo: Allegro
    [57:17] IV. Allegro molto

    Beethoven/Liszt: Symphony no. 5 in C minor, op. 67
    [1:04:25] I. Allegro con brio
    [1:12:25] II. Andante con moto
    [1:22:05] III. Allegro
    [1:27:30] IV. Allegro

Event Date

  • December 17, 2020

Running Time

  • 1 hours 39 minutes 35 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image

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