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LISZT: Beethoven Symphonies Nos. 7 and 8 (Transcriptions) (Liszt Complete Piano Music, Vol. 23)

Composer(s):Liszt, Franz
Artist(s) Scherbakov, Konstantin, piano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.557856
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Michael Hacker,Furor Scribendi,April 2010

…I just happen to LOVE Beethoven and Franz Liszt. There’s an old story that Beethoven was present at Liszt’s first Vienna concert (at age 11 years or so) in 1822, and actually kissed the apollonian youth post facto. God I wish I could have seen that. In any event, Liszt later transcribed Beethoven’s nine symphonies for solo piano. Naxos has released performances of these transcriptions over time, and I’ve been waiting for a while for my favorite of the symphonies to be released, Symphony No. 7, with its sonorous, emotional second movement. It is, as I expected: sublime. However, my favorite in this recording is the 4th Movement, in which Beethoven’s and Liszt’s sonorities mingle and merge in a kind of Reece’s pieces combination of



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